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16 A/D Channels (±1.25 to ±10.0 VDC FSR or ±25 mA) ; 16-bit SAR, 8 Chx2 A/D multiplexed

Module AD4 features 16 channels with up to 16-bit SAR A/D converters for one per 8 channel multiplexed bank / 2 banks. The maximum programmable, expected full-scale range input for the AD4 module is ±10.00, ±5.00, ±2.50 or 1.25 volts where range is -FS to +FS, 0 to FS VDC, or ±25 mA. The A/D converters have programmable sample rates of up to 400 kHz / Aggregate per bank of 8 Channels.

The input range and gain is also field-programmable for each channel. The ability to set lower expected, full-scale voltage gain ranges assures the use of the full resolution. Each channel includes a fixed, second order, anti-aliasing filter and a digital post filter with a programmable breakpoint that enables users to field-adjust the filtering for each channel.

The extended A/D FIFO buffering capabilities of these modules supports greater storage/management of the incoming signal samples (data) for post-processing applications. Data samples can be stored in the buffer either at the maximum programmed base A/D sample rate or by an integer-divided sample rate. Programmable FIFO buffer thresholds maximize data flow control (movement in and out of the FIFO). Incremental relative time-stamping between samples also is provided as a programmable option.

All A/D channels are self-aligning and continuous Background Built-in-Test (BIT) status is provided for channel health and operation feedback. On a rotating basis, each channel is automatically trimmed/tested for optimal conversion and reliability to eliminate offset and gain errors throughout the entire operating envelope (temperature and drift control). Open inputs are sensed and flagged.

  • Number of Channels: 16
  • ADC Type / Architecture: SAR / Multiplexed (2 x 8 Ch.)
  • Key Characteristics Range (max): ±10 V / ±25 mA
  • Effective Resolution Bits: 16
  • Sampling Rate (max.): 400 kHz / Aggregate per bank of 8 Channels

  • Resolution: 16-bit SAR A/D converters. One per 8 channel multiplexed bank / 2 banks.
  • Input Format: Differential voltage (may be used as single-ended by grounding one input). Single direction DC current.
  • Input Scaling: Sixteen (16) bipolar or unipolar channels (volts) or unipolar (current). Programmable, per channel, as Full Scale (FS) range inputs of 10.00, 5.00, 2.50 or 1.25 volts where range is -FS to +FS, 0 to FS VDC, or ±25 mA. The ability to set lower voltages for FS assures the utilization of the full resolution.
  • Overvoltage Protection: No damage up to ±20 V continuous; ±30 V momentary
  • Overcurrent Protection: 30 mA (When AD4 is set for current mode.)
  • Open Input Sense: This module will sense and report unconnected inputs.
  • Input Impedance: 10 MΩ min. / or 49.9 Ω current mode; 20 MΩ (Differential)
  • Linearity/Accuracy: ±1.25 V or 0 to 1.25 V Range: ±0.1% + (±25 mV) All Other Ranges: ±0.1% FS range over temperature (voltage/current), no missing codes to 16-bits
  • Gain Error: ±0.1% FS range (voltage mode) ±0.25% FS range (current mode)
  • Offset Error: ±0.04% FS range or ±5 mV, the greater of (voltage mode) ±0.02% FS range (current mode)
  • Integral Non-Linearity (INL): ±3 LSB’s max.
  • Differential Non-Linearity (DNL): ±1 LSB’s max. (monotonic)
  • Sampling Rate: 400 KSPS maximum aggregate, per bank of 8 channels, programmable.
  • Data Buffering/Triggering: Programmable channel sampling scan (programmable for all (16) channels). Each channel per bank can be programmed for selective scanning sequence. See Operations Manual for details.
  • Acquisition & Conversion Time: 3 µs at 400 kHz sampling rate (max). See manual for conversion times at lower sample rates.
  • Throughput: 3 µs max. (between samples - time for data sample to propagate to data register) / with filter – single channel scan.
  • Programmable Filter: Each channel incorporates a fixed second order anti-aliasing filter and a post filter that has a digitally adjustable break point (programmable from 10 Hz to 200 kHz in 10 Hz steps).
  • Common Mode Rejection: 90 dB min. at 60 Hz. Roll off to 50 dB min. at 10 kHz.
  • Common Mode Voltage: Signal voltage plus Common mode voltage is 10.5 volts. Note: A/D differential inputs must not “float”. Input source must have return path to ground.
  • Output Logic: Bipolar output in two's complement Bipolar output range from FFFF 8000 max. negative; 0000 7FFF is max. positive (FS) Unipolar output range from 0 to 0000 FFFF (FS) (Voltage Ranges only)
  • ESD Protection: Designed to meet the testing requirements of IEC 801-2 Level 2. (4 kV transient with a peak current of 7.5 A and a Tc of approximately 60 ns)
  • Power: 5 VDC @ 100 mA or 150 mA max (typ. / max.); +12 VDC @ 220 mA or 330 mA (typ. / max.)
  • Ground: Channel inputs are differential, referenced to isolated module AGND, isolated (250 V minimum peak isolation) from system power/ground.
  • Weight: 1.5 oz. (42 g)
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