Plantation, Fla.Precision Analog Systems has announced the PAS 9510/MON, a remote monitoring module, which detects a system's temperature and fan and power supply status, preventing malfunction and overheating in critical systems.
Designed to operate in harsh environments, the module performs background health checks on all inputs. Sixteen open collector fan status lines and four thermistor temperature sensors monitor the target system. All of the circuitry is contained in a small anodized aluminum enclosure that can be mounted close to the points being monitored. A three-position red, yellow and green LED displays the module's status.
Each temperature measurement channel conditions the thermistor input and provides a linearized output reading in degrees C. Temperature measurement range is -40 to +85°C and the operating range is -20 to +65°C.
Sixteen digital inputs monitor fan and power supply status. Each input provides pull-up resistors, over-voltage protection, low-pass filtering and built in test circuitry.
The onboard processor performs a monitor module health check as a background operation. These tests include overdrive of digital inputs, ADC zero and mid-scale accuracy, power supply voltages within range and temperature within range. If the module returns bad health status, a detailed report helps to identify the malfunctioning section.
This system is intended for telephony, aerospace, defense, homeland security, test and instrumentation, and industrial applications. A current application uses this device to monitor the equipment cabinet environment in a military flight line test system.
Pricing: $995 in single-unit quantities.
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Precision Analog Systems, www.precisionanalog.com