GE Fanuc Embedded Debuts Data Acquisition, Signal Conditioning Systems

Broadening still further the company’s range of data acquisition and signal conditioning solutions, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems announced the DaqScribe DSC-2200 series of signal conditioning systems and the DSC-2200.Net network-centric data acquisition systems. Housed in compact 2U rack mount enclosures, both systems are designed to offer low cost yet high performance with maximum ease of use.

“With these exciting new products, which we believe to be the most flexible in the marketplace, we are continuing to deliver data acquisition and signal processing capabilities that are characterized by their industry-leading bandwidth, their high performance and their cost-effectiveness,” said Arun Sheth of GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. “The broad range of systems we can now provide allows us to offer turnkey solutions for numerous military, aerospace and automotive applications.”

The DSC-2200 system series supports up to 32 channels of signal conditioning – each of which is fully programmable and can be configured with its own ‘personality module’ – per chassis. ‘Personality modules’ include the DSC-2210 module for programmable amplification and filtering; the DSC-2220 module for strain gauge conditioning; and the DSC-2240 for ICP conditioning. Multiple user programmable gain (from 0.1. to 1,000) and filter settings (4-pole Bessel, Butterworth or Chebychev with three low-pass selections in addition to a wideband option) per channel can be selected. Analog bandwidth up to 1 MHz per channel is supported, and Ethernet connectivity is achieved via GUI-based software.

The DSC-2200.Net is designed to support low- to medium speed network-centric applications via the addition of a 16-bit, 1 MHz analog to digital converter (ADC) with an Ethernet controller to the DSC-2200. LXI-compliant, and as easy to install as a network printer, the DSC-2200.Net system supports between 16 and 256 (in increments of 16) channels of analog input through a single master unit, and multiple units can be synchronized for higher channel counts. It provides user-programmable sampling up to 1 MHz at 16-bit resolution. The DSC-2200.Net is provided with the powerful, versatile DSS160 software suite to enable turnkey operation, supporting real-time tabular and graphical displays.

The user has full control of the DSC2200.Net configuration over the network. Sampling rate is provided by an internal programmable clock which can also be used as an output to synchronize external equipment or other units. Onboard memory provides data buffering to manage network traffic variations while configured to minimize data latency.

For maximum flexibility, the DSC-2200.Net supports the same ‘personality modules’ as the DSC-2200, and provides digitized data over Ethernet and buffered analog output. It is planned that a complete line of network-centric products will be developed to support a wide variety of sensor inputs such as bridge, ICP, charge amplifiers, thermocouples, RTD and discrete I/O.

DSC-2210: $ 9,995
DSC-2220: $14,995
DSC-2240: $11,995
DSC-220.Net: add $ 2,500

Availability of both the DSC-2200 and DSC-2200.Net is immediate.

About GE Fanuc Embedded Systems
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is a leading global provider of embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries and applications. Featuring a comprehensive offering that includes Intel(R) and PowerPC(R)-based Single Board Computers, sensor processing networking products, avionics interfaces, rugged flat panel monitors and complete computer systems, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems can support the full range of embedded computing needs. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is part of GE Fanuc, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan.