Abaco VME-4140 32-Channel 12-bit Analog Output Board

Product Overview:

  • 32 analog output channels
    • 10mA maximum output current per channel
    • One 12-bit D/A converter (DAC) per output channel
  • 0.8Ω output impedance
  • Random update (nonscanning)
  • Software or external synchronous update of double-buffered outputs
  • Single reference potentiometer - no other manual calibration required
  • Automatic calibration initiated by reset or by software command
  • Unipolar (0 to +10 V, 0 to +5 V, 0 to +2.5V) or bipolar (±2.5, ±5, ±10 V) software selectable
  • Discrete wire or mass-terminated cables
  • Self-test
    • Extensive onboard diagnostic testing capability
    • Outputs can be disconnected from the field for offline
    • PMC expansion slots
    • Self-testing 
  • Front panel status LED
  • Front panel analog output connector
  • Front panel reference voltage access


VME-4132 32-Channel Analog Output Board with Built-in-Test


Form Factor: VME
Function: 12-bit DAC
Channels: 32
Channel Voltage Ranges: 0-5V, 0-10V, ±2.5V, ±5V, ±10V
Throughput: 10 mS

More Product Information

  • Front panel self-test LED
  • 0.1Ω output impedance
  • Built-in-Test on-board
  • 32 analog output channels
  • On-board +/-15 V DC-to-DC conversion

  • Static readback data registers simplify program control
  • Optical data coupling provides full galvanic isolation
  • 4-, 8-, and 12-channel configurations
  • 0.05 percent accuracy for voltage outputs, 0.08 percent for current loop outputs
  • Available with 4 to 20 mA current outputs
  • 10 mA load capacity for voltage outputs over full +/-10 V range
  • 12-bit resolution
  • 12 fully isolated analog outputs
  • Up to 1,500 VDC isolation, channel-to-channel and channel-to-bus (1,000 VDC standard)
  • Voltage output ranges selectable as +/-2.5, +/-5, or +/-10 V
  • Front panel access

  • 64 K word memory
  • 6U form factor VME card
  • Access modes - all as per VITA 64 X standard
  • Self-calibration and Built-in-Test (BIT)
  • 1,000 V peak field to VME Bus isolation
  • RoHS, CE, UL 60950 compliant
  • Sheilded I/O connectors for EMI compliance
  • Compatible with Intelligent I/O Controller (IIOC)

  • Continually digitizes all input channels and stores the results in a dedicated channel dual-port register (autoscanning mode)
  • Three A/D operating modes
    • Autoscanning mode (entered on power up)
    • Random polling mode
    • Scanning mode
  • P2 I/O connection
  • Built-in-Test onboard
    • Tests 100 percent of active components
    • Semiconductor output switches
    • Does not compromise accuracy ( 0.1Ω output impedance)
  • Power up board replacement
  • 16 SE/Diff analog input channels
    • 12-bit A/D converter
    • Unipolar (0 to +10V, 0 to +5V) or bipolar (±2.5, ±5V, ±10V)
    • 40kHz A/D throughout
    • Optional low pass filter
    • Overvoltage protected
    • Fail-safe with power off
  • 16 S&H analog output channels
    • 12-bit D/A converter
    • Output short circuit protected
    • Unipolar (0 to +10V, 0 to +5V) or bipolar (±2.5, ±5V, ±10V)
    • Program-selectable scan rates provide improved response for complex output functions 10 mA outputs

  • 1,000 V analog GND/digital GND isolator
  • Low pass input filters: 50 kHz, optional 40 Hz
  • Pull-down resistors prevent floating inputs
  • Overvoltage protected inputs
  • Selectable data coding offset binary or two's complement
  • Input connector compatible with both discrete wire and ribbon cables
  • Jumper-programmable gains of x1, x10, x100
  • Selectable A/D ranges of +/-5 V, +/-10 V, 0 to +10 V
  • Supports real-time Built-in-Test
  • 40 kHz aggregate conversion rate
  • Input ranges from +/-50 mV to +/-10 V
  • Autoscanning continuously digitizes inputs and stores results in dual-ported data registers
  • 32 single-ended or 16 differential inputs
  • One 12-Bit A/D converter with built-in-track and hold
  • No software initiation required to begin scanning
  • Halt and lock scanning feature which enables ability of 40 KSPS of any channel (based on channel pointer)

  • 32 relay output channels (one form C relay per channel)
  • Contact ratings
    • 60W, 50 VA maximum switching power
    • 220 VDC, 250 VAC maximum switching voltage
    • 2A maximum switching current
    • 3A maximum carry current
  • Optional contact protection electronics for DC operation
  • 8-, 16-, or 32-bit data transfers
  • Built-in-Test (all active components are tested)
  • Front panel with fail LED
  • Compatible with the Intelligent I/O Controllers
  • VxWorks driver available
  • Software compatible with the VMIVME-2532 and the VMIVME-2533

  • One ADC12D2000RF: Singlechannel 12-bit 4Gsps or dualchannel 12-bit 2Gsps
  • One AD9129: Single-channel 14-bit D/A up to 5.7 Gsps (2.85Gsps without 1:2 interpolation) - LVDS
  • VITA 57.1-2010 compliant
  • Single-ended, AC-coupled analog signals
  • 6 MMCX/SSMC connectors available from the front panel
  • 4 LVTTL signals available from an HDMI connector on the front panel
  • 4 Xilinx MGT available from an HDMI connector on the front panel
  • Clock source, sampling frequency through SPI communication busses
  • Flexible clock tree enables:
    • Onboard VCO: 2200MHz - 4400MHz
    • External reference clock
    • External sampling clock
  • Power-down modes to switch off unused functions for system power savings
  • Mil-I-46058c Conformal Coating Compliant (optional)
  • HPC (high-pin count) compatible
  • LVDS IO signaling

  • Software compatible with VMIVME-2532
  • Powerup replacement option
  • Compatible with Intelligent I/O Controllers
  • Built-in-Test (all active components are tested)
  • Front panel with fail LED
  • 8-, 16-, or 32-bit transfers
  • Each data bit in each 16-bit data word represents one discrete line pair
  • RS-422/RS-485 compatible drivers and receivers
  • 32 bits of differential voltage outputs

  • Alternating grounds on I/O pins
  • Real time loopback
  • Positive or negative true data I/O option
  • Nonprivileged or supervisory short I/O transfers
  • 8- or 16-bit transfers
  • Double Eurocard form factor
  • 24 mA output current sink capability
  • Individual port direction control jumpers
  • 128 bits of TTL compatible I/O

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