Elsys Instruments, a leading manufacturer of custom and standard fast, high-precision data acquisition systems, has expanded its family of LAN-controlled transient recorders that offer high-precision data acquisition in a compact, portable design. Available with four to 32 channels, the new TraNET FE provides unique measurement precision of typically ±0.03%, sample rates up to 80 MS/s at a vertical resolution of 14 bits (up to 10 MS/s at 16 bits) and acquisition memories up to 64 Mpoints per channel.
The TraNET FE provides unprecedented flexibility in configuring unique solutions for individual measurement needs. It features multiple acquisition modes and high channel density, making it ideal for a diverse range of power measurement applications including inverters, frequency converters, engine control and particle accelerator control. Specialty applications include ballistics and underwater explosive tests. Its compact design and standalone operation enables the TraNET FE to be employed in mobile and remote environments.
Elsys’ TraNET series of transient recorders feature several data acquisition modes. Scope mode, similar to an oscilloscope, enables the quick configuration of the acquisition parameters before working in a different mode or simply the ability to visualize and analyze single-shot events.
In continuous mode (data recording, writing or streaming), data is acquired and written onto the internal hard disk at a maximum total data transfer rate of up to 7.5 MS/s with no loss of data or dead times between events. The capture length is limited only by the size of the hard disk (80 GB).
Block mode divides the available onboard data acquisition memory into absolute or relative time-stamped blocks, especially useful for capturing signal bursts where only relevant data needs to be recorded. Dead time between blocks is in the range of a few sample intervals.
As the most sophisticated data acquisition mode available, event controlled recording (ECR) mode is ideal for trouble-shooting applications. ECR mode requires a trigger event, but eliminates the dead time between triggers using an overlapping technique of adjacent acquisitions. In addition, every channel can acquire waveform data independently on trigger command as well as synchronously with associated channels. In ECR mode, the time stamped events are recorded first in the onboard memory, which uses a ring-buffer architecture, and then written off to the internal hard drive. As long as the streaming rate keeps up with the data trigger rate, this mode can run until the hard drive is full.
The well-established Elsys TPCX data acquisition modules, the heart of every TraNET FE device, offer many sophisticated features such as a large input voltage and offset range, advanced trigger capabilities with external trigger, programmable anti-aliasing filters, ICP input for piezo sensors and digital inputs.
Supporting software, TransAS 3, controls one or several TraNET FE instruments via 1 Gbit Ethernet.
Pricing for a TraNET FE starts at $7,000. Delivery is four weeks ARO.
For additional information, contact Klaas Vogel, Elsys Instruments, 234 Cromwell Hill Road, Monroe, NY 10950; phone: 845-238-3933.
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Since 1980, Elsys Instruments (elsys-instruments.com) has developed and manufactured highly precise and high resolution data acquisition equipment that focuses on fast sampling rates. With instruments providing high precision at ±<0.1% or better, on range and off-set as well as LAN connectivity and long-term real-time data acquisition, Elsys is sought out by its customers in fields as diverse as the automotive and chemical industries, production test, power plants, calibration laboratories, universities and research laboratories.