A/D Converter 1.0 User Guide Version A

A/D Converter 1.0 User Guide Version A
Thermo Scientific A/D Converter
User Guide
XCALI-97295 Revision A
March 2011
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ätzenden/reizenden Chemikalien.
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lesiones en los ojos. Utilice anteojos
protectores al mnipular productos
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mantenimiento al instrumento.
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prodotti chimici o delle particelle presenti
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vista. Indossare occhiali protettivi quando
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effettuano interventi di manutenzione
sull’apparecchio.
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is not included in the above categories.
Also, this symbol appears on the
instrument to refer the user to instructions
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CAUTION
Electric Shock: This instrument uses
high voltages that can cause personal
injury. Before servicing, shut down the
instrument and disconnect the instrument
from line power. Keep the top cover on
while operating the instrument. Do not
remove protective covers from PCBs.
Chemical: This instrument might contain
hazardous chemicals. Wear gloves when
handling toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic,
or corrosive or irritant chemicals. Use
approved containers and proper
procedures to dispose waste oil.
Heat: Before servicing the instrument,
allow any heated components to cool.
Fire: Use care when operating the system
in the presence of flammable gases.
Eye Hazard: Eye damage could occur
from splattered chemicals or flying
particles. Wear safety glasses when
handling chemicals or servicing the
instrument.
General Hazard: A hazard is present that
is not included in the above categories.
Also, this symbol appears on the
instrument to refer the user to instructions
in this manual.
When the safety of a procedure is
questionable, contact your local Technical
Support organization for Thermo Fisher
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Safety and Special Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Contacting Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Chapter 1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 2
Setting Up the A/D Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Installing the A/D Device on a Host Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Installing the A/D Device on a Host Computer with Microsoft Windows
7 Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Making Hardware Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting the A/D converter to the data system computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting the Trigger and Signal Cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adding the A/D converter to Xcalibur Instrument Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setting Up an Instrument Method for the A/D Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
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This guide describes how to connect and use the Thermo Scientific analog-to-digital (A/D)
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This introduction provides a basic understanding of the Thermo Scientific A/D converter.
Contents
• Overview
• Capabilities
• System Requirements
• Specifications
Overview
The A/D converter is a compact device for connecting a scientific instrument that outputs an
analog signal to a computer, which requires input in digital format. The A/D converter
connects to the USB port on the computer, which allows it to draw the power necessary for
operation. You use software installed on the computer to configure and control the A/D
converter.
Figure 1 shows the front and back views from the top of the A/D converter. The front panel
of the device features a 2-line, 16-character alphanumeric instrument display, which you can
adjust for maximum visibility. There are two pairs of control buttons, one on each side of the
display; their function depends on the software used to control the A/D converter. The front
panel has an LED, which lights when the device is processing a signal. The back panel has
four different connection ports (see Table 1 for the function of each port). The serial number
of the A/D converter is located on the bottom of the unit.
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Figure 1.
Top front and back views of A/D converter
Analog input
USB (Type B)
6-pin mini-DIN
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Table 1 lists the types and functions of the A/D converter ports. See Figure 1 for the locations
of these ports.
Table 1. Types and functions of the A/D converter ports
Port type
Function
USB (Type B)
Bi-directional data transfer between the computer
and A/D converter. Supplies power to the converter.
6-pin mini-DIN
Obtains start and stop signals from the instrument.
The start and stop inputs are connected to the start
and stop buttons on the top of the converter. You
can activate the signals using the buttons or by an
external source connected to this port.
Provides a small, general purpose signal relay. This is
a clean relay contact, isolated from all other
electronics. You can use the relay to supply an
external data system ready signal.
Analog input
Analog input from instrument.
15-pin I/O connector
Provides three sets of normally open relay contacts.
The function of these is determined by the host
software. The relays are isolated from all other
electronics. There are eight TTL inputs, which you
can use for monitoring external events.
Capabilities
The A/D converter connects to an instrument, which outputs an analog signal and converts
this input to digital format. The digital signal is then passed to a computer via a USB
connection. You set the parameters for the conversion by using software on the computer and
downloading them to the device when the operation commences. The computer provides the
power for the A/D converter through the USB connection and performs all data storage and
configuration functions. You can use a single computer to control multiple A/D converters by
employing one or more USB hubs.
Analog Section
The analog section of the A/D converter uses sigma-delta technology to produce a 24-bit
digital value. The analog signal applied to the inputs is sampled at a rate of up to 1000 Hz.
Sampling ranges are selected through the host computer. The 24-bit number produced by the
analog section is buffered as a 3-byte data point in the SRAM. Each data point is stored with
a fourth byte, known as the sequence byte. The host computer reads and checks the sequence
byte to ensure that all data is received in the correct order.
The analog section can accept inputs in ± 1 V, ± 2 V, ± 5 V, and ± 10 V ranges.
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Buttons
The functions of the four user buttons on the top of the A/D converter depend on the
software used on the host computer. Pressing a button results in a change being reported to
the computer, which then determines a course of action based on the application.
The buttons marked with the start and stop symbols are connected in parallel with the start
and stop connections on the 6-pin mini-DIN socket on the back of the A/D converter. You
can activate the start and stop signal electrically by an external source, such as the instrument
box or a control box. The connections are pulled up to +5 V internally using a 100 kΩ pullup
resistor.
Use the buttons marked with left and right arrows to access the previous and next screens on
the instrument display.
Instrument Display
The alphanumeric instrument display can display up to two lines of 16 characters each. The
hinged panel adjusts to improve the viewing angle.
CAUTION Do not force the panel beyond the vertical position, as this can damage the
A/D converter.
The host computer can change the characters displayed on the instrument panel at any time,
usually in response to a button press.
Display Screens
You can cycle information on the display panel with the left- and right-side buttons. The
descriptions in this section assume that you press the right-side button successively. Using the
left-side button reverses the order.
When you plug in the A/D converter and enumerate it on the USB bus, the panel displays the
current firmware version and the serial number as shown in the following example.
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Format
Example
Thermo V<Firmware>
Thermo V1.8c
Ser No <Serial Number>
Ser No 000832
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Once you have cited the A/D converter as an Instrument in the Instrument Manager, the
display shown in the next example replaces the first display. The first display then becomes
unavailable and the other screens are activated so that you can cycle them using the right- and
left-side buttons.
Format
Example
A/D converter <Serial Number> on
<Computer Name>
A/D converter 00832 on WILLIAMST
The next screen (example) shows the state of each relay. The relay states are in reverse order
—that is, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Format
Example
Relay States: <State> <State> <State> <State> Relay States: On Off On Off
The next screen (example) shows the FSD value as set in the application.
Format
Example
Voltage Range: ±<Value> Volts
Voltage Range: ±1 Volts
The next screen (example) shows the status of the instrument as indicated in the Instrument
Manager window.
Format
Example
Current State: (Status)
Current State: Idle
The next screen (example) shows the current signal output.
Format
Example
Data Monitor: <Value>mv
Data Monitor: 66mv
The final screen (example) shows the firmware version.
Format
Example
Firmware: V<Version Number>
Firmware: V1.8c
Outputs
The A/D converter has four fully independent relay contacts that you can use to switch
between external devices. All of the relay contacts are electrically isolated from the internal
electronics. The relays are latching, which means they retain their current settings even if you
disconnect the device. The relays retain their settings until the host computer changes them.
You can switch each relay independently, as instructed by the host computer.
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One relay, available at the mini DIN connector on the back panel, is intended as a status
output. It has both normally open and normally closed contacts.
The remaining three relays are normally open and are available on the 15-pin D-type
connector on the back panel.
Inputs
The A/D converter has eight independent inputs that you can use to monitor external events.
Each is a TTL input that is pulled up internally to +5 V using a 100 kΩ. resistor. The host
computer reads the status of the inputs at any time.
Table 2. A/D converter input parameters
Analog input voltage ranges
•
•
•
•
Data sampling rates
• 250 Hz
• 500 Hz
• 1000 Hz
Data transfer rate
±1 V
±2 V
±5 V
±10 V
12 MB
System Requirements
This section provides system requirements to operate the A/D converter.
System Computer
Connect the A/D converter to a DataServer or 247 Instrument Controller. Or, use a
computer running a supported operating system with DataServer or 247 Instrument
Controller software installed. The computer must have an available USB port. Use DataServer
or 247 Instrument Controller software to configure and control the A/D converter. Refer to
the appropriate software documentation for the hardware requirements of the software. You
must install the software before you connect the A/D converter.
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Cables and Connectors
Table 3 lists the cables and connectors for the A/D converter.
Table 3. A/D converter cables and connectors
Cable
Connector
USB cable (supplied)
USB Type A to USB Type B connectors
6-pin mini-DIN Cable 1.5 m (supplied)
6-pin mini-DIN connector to bare wire
Analog cable 1.5 m (supplied)
Belden™ part number 9501
Operating Conditions
Table 4 lists the A/D converter operating conditions.
Table 4. A/D converter operating conditions
Operating condition
Temperature and humidity
Operating temperature
10–40 °C
Storage temperature
0–60 °C
Humidity
10–90%
Location
Place the A/D converter on a secure, flat surface. The maximum length of cable between the
A/D converter and either a computer or a USB hub is 5 m. You can connect hubs to allow a
single computer to operate multiple A/D converters. Refer to the USB specification for
further details.
CAUTION If the computer fails, you lose all unsaved data. To prevent data loss, save your
data transferred through a cable before disconnecting that cable.
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Specifications
This section provides the specifications for the A/D converter.
• Physical Specifications
• Major Components
• Electrical Specifications
• Data Processing Parameters
• Electronics
Physical Specifications
Table 5 lists the physical specifications of the A/D converter
Table 5. Physical specifications of the A/D converter
Dimensions and weight
Width
13.5 cm
Length
19.5 cm
Height
3.3 cm
Weight
33.5 g
Materials
Exterior casing: Recyclable, fire-retardant acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Operating environment
Operating temperature
10–40 °C
Storage temperature
0–60 °C
Humidity
10–90%
Major Components
Table 6 lists the major components of the A/D converter.
Table 6. Major components of the A/D converter (Sheet 1 of 2)
Component
Characteristics
Display screen
2-line, 16-character, alphanumeric
A/D converter relays
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• 3 normally open relays
• 1 changeover relay
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Table 6. Major components of the A/D converter (Sheet 2 of 2)
Component
Characteristics
Inputs
• Start and stop inputs
• 8 transistor-transistor logic (TTL)
inputs
Control buttons
• Four (4)
• Function defined by application
LED
• One (1)
• Indicates processing in progress
Electrical Specifications
Table 7 lists the electrical specifications of the A/D converter.
Table 7. Electrical specifications of the A/D converter
Item
Electrical supply from the computer
Instrument input voltage
Specification
• 120 mA (maximum)
• 5V
4 ranges:
• ±1 V
• ±2 V
• ±5 V
• ± 10 V
Data Processing Parameters
Table 8 lists the data processing parameters of the A/D converter.
Table 8. Data processing parameters of the A/D converter
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Parameter
Specification
Data transfer speed
12 MB
Sampling rate
3 rates:
• 250 Hz
• 500 Hz
• 1000 Hz
• 24 bits bipolar
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Electronics
This section lists the electronics parameters for the A/D converter with accompanying
illustrations.
Analog Input
Figure 2 and Table 9 show the analog input that the A/D converter uses.
Figure 2.
Analog input socket numbers
2
1
4
3
Table 9. Analog input parameters
Socket
Function
1
Analog positive
2
Analog negative
3
Analog ground
4
Digital ground
6-Pin Mini-DIN
Figure 3 and Table 10 show the 6-pin mini-DIN input that the A/D converter uses.
Figure 3.
6-pin mini-DIN socket numbers
6
5
3
4
2
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Table 10. 6-pin mini-DIN input parameters
Socket
Function
Wire color
1
Digital ground
Black
2
Start input
Red
3
Stop input
Blue
4
Relay 1 changeover relay
(normally open)
White
5
Relay 1 changeover relay
(common)
Green
6
Relay 1 changeover relay
(normally closed)
Yellow
15-Pin I/O Connector
Figure 4 and Table 11 show the 15-pin I/O connector input that the A/D converter uses.
Figure 4.
15-pin I/O connector pin numbers
1
8
15
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Table 11. 15-pin I/O connector parameters (Sheet 1 of 2)
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Pin
Function
1
Input 7
2
Input 6
3
Input 5
4
Input 4
5
Input 3
6
Input 2
7
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Table 11. 15-pin I/O connector parameters (Sheet 2 of 2)
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Pin
Function
8
Input 0
9
Relay 4 (normally open)
10
Relay 4 (normally open)
11
Relay 3 (normally open)
12
Relay 3 (normally open)
13
Relay 2 (normally open)
14
Relay 2 (normally open)
15
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Setting Up the A/D Converter
This chapter provides instructions on setting up the Thermo Scientific A/D converter.
Contents
• Installing the A/D Device on a Host Computer
• Installing the A/D Device on a Host Computer with Microsoft Windows
7 Operating System
• Making Hardware Connections
• Adding the A/D converter to Xcalibur Instrument Configuration
• Setting Up an Instrument Method for the A/D Converter
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Installing the A/D Device on a Host Computer
Installing the A/D Device on a Host Computer
Note You must install the Thermo Scientific A/D device driver on the software CD
before connecting the A/D converter with the host computer.
Connecting the A/D converter with the host computer involves the installation of the A/D
loader and A/D driver.
 To install the A/D loader and driver on a host computer
1. Connect the USB port on the A/D converter to a USB port on the host computer using the
USB cable. The Found New Hardware Wizard (for the A/D loader) appears (see Figure 5).
Figure 5.
Found New Hardware Wizard (for the A/D loader)
2. Select the No, Not This Time option, and click Next. The next page of the wizard appears
(see Figure 6).
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Figure 6.
Found New Hardware Wizard (for the A/D loader) – installation options
3. Select the Install the Software Automatically (Recommended) option, and click Next.
The Thermo A/D loader installation starts and the Hardware Installation dialog box
appears (see Figure 7).
Figure 7.
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Found New Hardware Wizard (for the A/D loader) and Hardware Installation dialog
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4. In the Hardware Installation dialog box, click Continue Anyway. The final page of the
Found New Hardware Wizard appears (see Figure 8).
Figure 8.
Final page of the Found New Hardware Wizard (for the A/D loader)
5. Click Finish.
6. Look for the message, “Found USB A/D Driver,” to appear in the lower right corner of
the computer screen. The Found New Hardware Wizard (for the A/D driver) appears
(see Figure 9).
Figure 9.
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7. Select the No, Not This Time option, and click Next. The next page of the wizard appears
(see Figure 10).
Figure 10. Found New Hardware Wizard (for the A/D driver) – installation options
8. Select the Install the Software Automatically (Recommended) option, and click Next.
The Thermo A/D driver installation starts and the Hardware Installation dialog box appears
(see Figure 11).
Figure 11. Found New Hadware Wizard (for the A/D driver) and Hardware Installation dialog box
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Installing the A/D Device on a Host Computer with Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System
9. In the Hardware Installation dialog box, click Continue Anyway. The final page of the
Found New Hardware Wizard appears (see Figure 12).
Figure 12. Final page of the Found New Hardware Wizard (for the A/D driver)
10. Click Finish.
The A/D loader and driver installation is complete.
Installing the A/D Device on a Host Computer with Microsoft
Windows 7 Operating System
 To install the A/D device driver on a host computer with Windows 7
1. Install both the LC Devices 2.5 and the Thermo Scientific A/D converter software.
2. Connect the USB port on the A/D converter to a USB port on the host computer using
the USB cable.
Windows 7 displays the message “New Device Found,” and then starts installing the A/D
device driver automatically. When the installation is complete, the message, “Device
driver software installed successfully. Your device is ready to use,” displays in the lower
right corner of the computer screen.
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Making Hardware Connections
Making Hardware Connections
This section provides instructions on making hardware connections between the A/D
converter, the data system computer, and the instrument for data acquisition.
• Connecting the A/D converter to the data system computer
• Connecting the Trigger and Signal Cables
Connecting the A/D converter to the data system computer
 To connect the A/D converter to the data system computer
1. Turn off the data system computer.
2. Connect one end of the USB cable (included with the Thermo Scientific A/D converter
kit) to the USB inlet on the back panel of the A/D converter.
3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port on the data system computer.
4. Restart the data system computer.
Connecting the Trigger and Signal Cables
Figure 13 shows the wiring diagram for triggering data acquisition and data collection
through the A/D converter from an analog device.
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Figure 13. Wiring diagram triggering data acquisition and data collection from an analog device
Signal cable
Trigger cable
Analog
device
Xcalibur-controlled
autosampler
A/D converter
 To connect the trigger and signal cables
1. Connect the 2-wire signal cable (the 1.5 m analog cable) from the A/D converter to the
analog device (see Table 12).
Table 12. Connection between an analog device and the A/D converter for data acquisition
A/D analog input
Analog device (0 to 1 V, 2 V, 5 V, or 10 V)
Socket 1 analog positive
Signal output pin
Socket 3 analog ground
Ground pin
2. Connect a trigger cable from the analog device to the instrument (autosampler)
(see Table 13).
Table 13. Connection between the analog device and the autosampler
Analog device
Autosampler
Start in pin
Inject out pin
Ground pin
Ground pin
3. Connect the 6-pin mini-DIN cable from the A/D converter to the autosampler
(see Table 14).
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Table 14. Connection between the A/D converter and the autosampler
A/D converter
Autosampler
Red wire (6-pin mini-DIN)
Inject out pin
Black wire (6-pin mini-DIN)
Ground pin
Adding the A/D converter to Xcalibur Instrument Configuration
This section provides instructions on adding the Thermo A/D converter to the Xcalibur
Instrument Configuration window.
Note Before adding the A/D converter to Xcalibur Instrument Configuration, ensure the
A/D device has been installed on the host computer and all the hardware connections have
been completed successfully.
 To add the A/D converter to the instrument configuration
1. From the computer desktop, choose Start > All Programs >Thermo Foundation 1.0 >
Instrument Configuration.
2. In the Thermo Foundation Instrument Configuration window, double-click the Thermo
Scientific A/D Converter icon in the Available Devices pane.
A copy of the A/D Converter icon appears in the Configured Devices pane (see
Figure 14).
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Figure 14. Thermo Foundation Instrument Configuration window
3. In the Configured Devices pane, double-click the Thermo Scientific A/D Converter
icon. The Thermo Scientific A/D Converter dialog box appears (see Figure 15).
Figure 15. Thermo Scientific A/D Converter dialog box
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4. Click Connect and Calibrate A/D Converter. The serial number and firmware version
appear (see Figure 16).
Figure 16. A/D Converter dialog box showing serial number and firware version
Note You do not need to perform a calibration because the unit is already
factory-calibrated. If a calibration is warranted, however, contact a Thermo Scientific
field service engineer.
Setting Up an Instrument Method for the A/D Converter
This section provides instructions on setting up an instrument method for the Thermo
Scientific A/D converter.
 To set up an instrument method for the A/D converter
1. From the Xcalibur Home Page, click
Instrument Setup window opens.
(Instrument Setup). The Thermo Xcalibur
2. Click the Thermo Scientific A/D converter icon in the viewbar. The Thermo Scientific
A/D Converter instrument setup window appears (see Figure 17).
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Figure 17. Thermo Scientific A/D Converter window
3. Enter the necessary parameters to create a method.
4. Save the method.
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Numerics
F
15-pin I/O connector 3
6-pi mini-DIN 3
FCC compliance iii
firmware version 4, 23
Found New Hardware Wizard 14
FSD value 5
A
A/D converter
adding to Instrument Configuration 21
back panel 1
control buttons 1
front panel 1
locations of ports 3
operating conditions 7
serial number 1
setting up an instrument method 23
types and functions of ports 3
USB port 3
analog input 3
analog signal 1
Available Devices pane 21
C
compliance
FCC iii
regulatory iii
WEEE v
Configured Devices pane 21
D
data point 3
data sampling rates 6
data transfer rate 6
E
electromagnetic compatibility iii
EMC compliance iii
external devices 5
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Hardware Installation dialog box 15, 17
host computer 14, 18
I
instrument display 4
Instrument Manager 5
M
multiple A/D converters 3
P
pullup resistor 4
R
regulatory compliance iii
relay contacts 3, 5
S
safety standards iii
sequence byte 3
serial number 4, 23
sigma-delta technology 3
T
Thermo Foundation Instrument Configuration window 21
Thermo Scientific A/D Converter dialog box 22
Thermo Xcalibur Instrument Setup window 23
TTL inputs 3
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U
USB hubs 3
USB port 1, 6
W
WEEE compliance v
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