Measurement Computing (MCC): Functionally Equivalent DAQ for Less
Tough economic times call for careful budgeting.
With Measurement Computing (MCC), you can cut
the cost of your test and measurement systems
without compromising on quality or capability.
MCC has developed a series of
multifunction boards that offer
the same high performance as
National Instrumentsí popular PCI-6000
range, but at a considerably lower price -
in some cases around 50% cheaper. Not
only does this provide a significantly more
affordable DAQ solution for projects with
limited funds, but in instances where
customers are using NI boards which are
reaching end of life or being discontinued,
it offers a direct and simple replacement.
The MCC PCI-DAS 6000 series comprises
fifteen boards, including nine 16-bit
resolution analogue input/multifunction
boards and six 12-bit AI/MIO boards. These
boards connect to a range of termination and
external signal conditioning options including
screw terminal boards, signal connection
boxes, and isolation, electromechanical
relay and solid-state relay racks.
Letís take a look at the MCC functional
equivalent to NI's popular PCI-6025board.
Like its big-brand brother, MCC's
PCI-DAS 6025 offers 16 channels at a
resolution of 12 bits with a maximum
sample rate of 200kS/s. Two 12-bit
proportional control outputs can be
updated at rates of 10kS/s per channel.
32digital I/O lines can control relays and
solenoids and monitor switch and contact
closures. Need fewer digital I/O (eight)
and two dual analogue outputs with
higher 16-bit resolution? MCC's
PCI-DAS6036 should fit the bill. Adept
Scientific's best-selling PCI board is the
PCI-DAS6070,which delivers similar
AI/MIO specifications but with a greater
input sample rate up to 1.25MS/s and two
12-bit dual analogue outputs that can be
updated at rates to 1MHz per channel.
What's more, all boards come with
TracerDAQ software for acquiring and
displaying data and generating signals,
InstaCal software for installation,
calibration and testing plus comprehensive
drivers for DASYLab and NI LabVIEWTM.
They also provide support for Visual
Studio and Visual Studio.NET, and the
MATLAB Data Acquisition ToolboxTM.
The PCI-DAS 6000 series provides high-quality, reliable solutions that are backed by
lifetime warranties and a harsh environment
program unique in the industry. They can be
used to automate experiments, construct
product test stands, monitor and control
production equipment or be embedded into
products such as airport security systems
and jet fighter test simulators.
With these purse-friendly products, MCC
is continuing their tradition of offering
more performance and more value to DAQ
customers, and giving them a
considerable cost advantage over
comparable modules from other vendors.
Download the latest Measurement
Computing Product Catalogue to find out about these PCI boards and more.
Download the Measurement Computing (MCC) Product Guide, or visit the Mathcad home page.
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