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Product short description:
  • Independent D/A converters on each channel
  • 10µS settling time
  • Three output ranges

Eight 16-bit D/A converter (DACs) to provide highly-accurate analog voltage outputs. A unique two-piece board design brings the proven reliability of Acromag’s IndustryPack® (IP) A/D modules to a PMC format. An IP230A module is embedded on a PMC interface card that maintains maximum performance and transparent communication to the host.

PMC230A: 16-Bit D/A Analog Output Description

PMC230A modules have eight 16-bit D/A converter (DACs) to provide highly-accurate analog voltage outputs. A unique two-piece board design brings the proven reliability of Acromag’s IndustryPack® (IP) A/D modules to a PMC format. An IP230A module is embedded on a PMC interface card that maintains maximum performance and transparent communication to the host.

Jumper-selectable output ranges give you the choice of unipolar or bipolar voltage output. And for greater flexibility, the PMC230A module accepts conversion start triggers from software commands, or from external sources for synchronization to specific events.

The PMC230A is a drop-in replacement for the PMC230, please see the known differences document below for more information.
Known differences between the PMC230 and the PMC230A.

Specifications

Analog Outputs:

Output configuration: 8 voltage output channels.

D/A Resolution: 16 bits.

Output ranges: ±5V, ±10V, 0 to 10V (jumper-selectable).

Maximum throughput rate: Outputs can be updated simultaneously or individually. One channel: 100KHz (10μS/conversion) Eight channels: 100KHz (10μS/8 ch).

DAC programming: Immediate (transparently programmed to DAC output); simultaneous (input latches of DACs are loaded before simultaneously updating outputs).

System accuracy: 0.0061% of 20V span max. corrected error (i.e. calibrated) at 25°C with output unloaded.

Output at reset: 0V for bipolar output, 5V for unipolar.

Output current: -5 to +5mA (maximum).

Short circuit protection: Indefinite at 25°C.

PMC Compliance

Conforms to PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.2 and CMC/PMC Specification, P1386.1 (mechanical height exception)

Electrical/Mechanical Interface: Single-Width Module. Two-piece board design.

32-bit PCI Target: Implemented by Altera FPGA.

4K Memory Space Required: One Base Address Register.

Signaling: 5V Compliant, 3.3V Tolerant.

PMC Module Write Cycle: 1000nS typical measured from falling edge of FRAME# to module write complete.

PMC Module Read Cycle: 1000nS typical measured from falling edge of FRAME# to falling edge of TRDY# providing valid data.

Access Times: 1000nS for all registers.

Environmental

Operating temperature: 0 to 70°C (PMC230A-8) or -40 to 85°C (PMC230A-8E model).

Storage temperature: -55 to 100°C (all models).

Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.

Power: 100mA at +5V. 140mA at +12V. 225mA at -12V.

MTBF: 662,291 hrs. at 25°C, MIL-HDBK-217F, notice 2.

  • 8 analog voltage output channels
  • Individual 16-bit D/A converters per channel
  • 10µS settling time (100KHz throughput)
  • Three output ranges: ±5V, ±10V, 0 to 10V (jumper-selectable)
  • Two trigger modes (software or external trigger)
  • External trigger output
  • High load capability (5mA output current)
  • 0 to 70°C (PMC230A-8) or -40 to 85°C (PMC230A-8E model)

Manuals

PMC230A User Manual (Log in to download the file)

PCISW-API-LNX: Linux Support Driver Download (Log in to download the file)
PMCSW-API-VXW: VxWorks Support Driver Information Page (Log in to download the file)
PCISW-API-WIN: Windows Support Driver Information Page (Log in to download the file)
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Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 13 × 12 × 3 in
Part Number

PMC230A-8: Analog output module

  • Description

    PMC230A: 16-Bit D/A Analog Output Description

    PMC230A modules have eight 16-bit D/A converter (DACs) to provide highly-accurate analog voltage outputs. A unique two-piece board design brings the proven reliability of Acromag’s IndustryPack® (IP) A/D modules to a PMC format. An IP230A module is embedded on a PMC interface card that maintains maximum performance and transparent communication to the host.

    Jumper-selectable output ranges give you the choice of unipolar or bipolar voltage output. And for greater flexibility, the PMC230A module accepts conversion start triggers from software commands, or from external sources for synchronization to specific events.

    The PMC230A is a drop-in replacement for the PMC230, please see the known differences document below for more information.
    Known differences between the PMC230 and the PMC230A.

    Specifications

    Analog Outputs:

    Output configuration: 8 voltage output channels.

    D/A Resolution: 16 bits.

    Output ranges: ±5V, ±10V, 0 to 10V (jumper-selectable).

    Maximum throughput rate: Outputs can be updated simultaneously or individually. One channel: 100KHz (10μS/conversion) Eight channels: 100KHz (10μS/8 ch).

    DAC programming: Immediate (transparently programmed to DAC output); simultaneous (input latches of DACs are loaded before simultaneously updating outputs).

    System accuracy: 0.0061% of 20V span max. corrected error (i.e. calibrated) at 25°C with output unloaded.

    Output at reset: 0V for bipolar output, 5V for unipolar.

    Output current: -5 to +5mA (maximum).

    Short circuit protection: Indefinite at 25°C.

    PMC Compliance

    Conforms to PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.2 and CMC/PMC Specification, P1386.1 (mechanical height exception)

    Electrical/Mechanical Interface: Single-Width Module. Two-piece board design.

    32-bit PCI Target: Implemented by Altera FPGA.

    4K Memory Space Required: One Base Address Register.

    Signaling: 5V Compliant, 3.3V Tolerant.

    PMC Module Write Cycle: 1000nS typical measured from falling edge of FRAME# to module write complete.

    PMC Module Read Cycle: 1000nS typical measured from falling edge of FRAME# to falling edge of TRDY# providing valid data.

    Access Times: 1000nS for all registers.

    Environmental

    Operating temperature: 0 to 70°C (PMC230A-8) or -40 to 85°C (PMC230A-8E model).

    Storage temperature: -55 to 100°C (all models).

    Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.

    Power: 100mA at +5V. 140mA at +12V. 225mA at -12V.

    MTBF: 662,291 hrs. at 25°C, MIL-HDBK-217F, notice 2.

  • Features & Benefits

    • 8 analog voltage output channels
    • Individual 16-bit D/A converters per channel
    • 10µS settling time (100KHz throughput)
    • Three output ranges: ±5V, ±10V, 0 to 10V (jumper-selectable)
    • Two trigger modes (software or external trigger)
    • External trigger output
    • High load capability (5mA output current)
    • 0 to 70°C (PMC230A-8) or -40 to 85°C (PMC230A-8E model)
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    PMC230A User Manual (Log in to download the file)

  • Software

    PCISW-API-LNX: Linux Support Driver Download (Log in to download the file)
    PMCSW-API-VXW: VxWorks Support Driver Information Page (Log in to download the file)
    PCISW-API-WIN: Windows Support Driver Information Page (Log in to download the file)
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  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight 16 oz
    Dimensions 13 × 12 × 3 in
    Part Number

    PMC230A-8: Analog output module