Milpitas, Calif. - The new photon portable dynamic signal analyzer from Dactron is a USB-powered real-time analyzer that's designed for noise and vibration analysis. System hookup is simplified by using USB "hot plug and play" to provide instant connection to any USB-equipped PC.
Weighing less than seven ounces (200 grams), enclosed in a shock resistant case, and powered off a notebook PC's USB port, the unit is small enough to fit in a shirt-pocket and fits with a notebook PC carrying case.
The system comes standard with two input channels, a waveform source, and a built-in tachometer. Test measurement time is reduced by expanding to four simultaneously sampled inputs. Each input includes built-in ICP sensor power eliminating the need for external signal conditioners.
All inputs are 18-bit resolution and have both analog and digital filters to provide complete alias protection. The analyzer's wide dynamic range of 110 dB makes it possible to resolve signals that differ in amplitude by a ratio of over 300,000 to 1. The output generates stimulus signals with 24-bit precision while analog and digital anti-image filters prevent any out-of-band signal components.
A 120 MHz DSP processor powers a 21 kHz real-time rate for tri-spectrum measurements with four inputs active. The 32-bit floating-point computations in the DSP processors provide high accuracy for all spectral calculations.
All inputs are simultaneously sampled at rates up to 48,000 samples per second providing a broad analysis range from DC to 21 kHz.
An extensive set of Windows 98/2000/ME applications for noise and vibration and analysis is available from the company. Applications include spectrum analysis, data acquisition, real-time octave analysis, order tracking and waterfall analysis, data streaming to disk, and transient capture and SRS analysis.
Instrument-like operation, with "on the fly" changes to measurement parameters, helps users get fast results. A special electronic report generation tool automatically creates a test report within Microsoft Word at the click of an icon.
Base-priced at $5,995, Photon is available for immediate shipment.
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