3U, 16-slot: GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announces programmable signal conditioning

Said to be powerful, modular, and network-centric, the DSC-2300 programmable signal conditioning system is housed in a compact 3U, 16-slot rack-mountable chassis.

08/28/2008


Charlottesville, VA GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms , a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, introduced the DSC-2300 Series high performance signal-conditioning systems. Developed, the company says, to satisfy growing customer demand for powerful, modular signal conditioning solutions that are programmable and network-centric, the system is housed in a compact 3U, 16-slot rack-mountable chassis. With an Ethernet-based controller to allow for integration within any data acquisition environment, the system is said to be designed for a broad range of testing applications including jet and rocket engine testing, vibration testing, acoustic chamber monitoring, wind tunnel testing and other challenging applications requiring high performance.
The series processes the input from a wide range of sensors and supports up to 32 sensor channels (2 channels per slot). Its high channel density keeps its cost per channel low, company says, while the 3U form factor makes it compact and capable of being deployed in space-constrained environments. Ease of use features are said to include network programmability, auto zero and balance, calibration, a plug-in mezzanine filter board for each channel, and easy customization using the supplied programmer's interface.
The systems support four plug-in signal conditioning modules that are configurable and programmable for gain, filter, cut-off frequencies, and calibration. A DSC-2320 module is designed for static strain applications, and provides a two-channel voltage excitation bridge amplifier. A DSC-2325 module is used for dynamic strain applications, and features a two-channel current excitation bridge amplifier. A DSC-2330/31 module supports charge/ICP and voltage inputs.
All models include two programmable levels of over-range detection; reference bus input (oscillator, DAC, short, open, or external input); channel output monitor; and two buffered analog outputs for every model. Microsoft Windows-based software includes an API, demo applications and GUI for easy test implementation. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms says it also can provide complete, turnkey solutions.
C.G. Masi , senior editor
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