Liberty, So. CarolinaIndustrial computing supplier Sealevel Systems Inc. announces the first product in a family of USB-compatible (Universal Serial Bus) data-acq and control modules. The company's SeaDAC modules are slated for test-and-measurement, security, and industrial control applications. The modules connect to any computer's USB port.
SeaDAC modules will include reed relay types, Form C relay types, and modules with optically isolated inputs. Others will offer TTL interfaces to industry-standard solid-state relay racks. You'll also be able to get A/D (analog-to-digital) and D/A (digital-to-analog) functions.
The Debut Module
The company's first module in the line-up is its SeaDAC MIO-26. It offers a combination of I/O, including 16 single-ended or eight differential 12-bit analog inputs.
The SeaDAC MIO-26 also provides two 12-bit D/A outputs, eight optically-isolated digital inputs, and eight open-collector digital outputs. The MIO-26's D/A channels are independently jumper-selectable for 0-5-V or 0-10-V outputs.
The module's A/D inputs are independently software-selectable for 0-5-V, 0-10-V, ±5-V, and ±10-V ranges. The A/D inputs can also be configured for measuring 0-20-mA current loops. The A/D channels feature 5-MHz-bandwidth track-and-hold stages that ensure 100-ksamples/s throughput.
Eight digital inputs are rated for 5-30-V DC with 300-V of external isolation. The SeaDAC MIO-26's eight open-collector outputs can switch 24-V devices as commonly found in industrial control applications.
SeaDAC modules are housed in rugged plastic enclosures. They include a highly-retentive USB A connector to prevent accidental disconnection.
Standard operating temperature range is 0°C to 70°C. Extended temperature range versions (-40°C to +85°C) are optional.
Your application programs or third-party software can use Sealevel's SeaMAX library, or the industry-standard Modbus protocol. A variety of diagnostic utilities and sample programs are also included.
Price And Availability
The SeaDAC MIO-26 is priced starting at about $480 in small volume quantities. The product is available immediately from stock. No datasheets have been posted on Salevel's Web site at press time.
For more information contact Earle Foster at Sealevel Systems Inc., PO Box 830, Liberty, So. Carolina 29657. Phone: 864-843-4343. Fax: 864-843-3067. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sealevel Systems, 864-843-4343, www.Sealevel.com