Omega Engineering 100/200 Series User Manual

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    User’ s Guide Shop online at e-mail: For latest product manuals: OMB-DAQBOOK 100 & 200 Series Data Acquisition for Notebook, Desktop, and Tower PCs OMB-457-0906...

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    Manual Layout Chapter 1 – Daq Systems, a Brief Overview discusses the “modular concept” associated with DaqBooks, DaqBoards, and DBK options. Chapter 2 – Setup and Startup provides instructions for configuring and connecting a DaqBook; installing the appropriate software, and supplying power to the system. Chapter 3 - A Closer Look at DaqBook Hardware discusses the differences between DaqBook models, performance factors, jumpers, connections, and stacking hardware.

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    OMB-DaqBook User’s Manual 10-29-02...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1 – Daq Systems, a Brief Overview Daq Systems, the Modular Concept ……1-1 DaqBooks & DaqBoards ….1-2 Using DBK Cards & Modules for Signal Conditioning …1-3 Daq Software …… 1-3 2 – Setup and Startup Set Jumpers ……2-2 Connect to the PC and Connect Power …..

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    viii OMB-DaqBook User’s Manual 10-29-02...

  • Page 7: Daq Systems, The Modular Concept

    Daq Systems, a Brief Overview Daq Systems, the Modular Concept …… 1-1 DaqBooks and DaqBoards …… 1-2 Using DBK Cards and Modules for Signal Conditioning ….. 1-2 Daq Software ……1-3 Daq Systems, the Modular Concept Daq equipment and software form a modular, interrelated family of products that provide great flexibility in data acquisition system design.

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    DaqBooks and DaqBoards Daq products connect to one or more DBKs on their signal input side and a computer on their output side. Each type of Daq device connects to the computer in a different way: • The DaqBook is an external module that connects to a computer’s enhanced parallel port (EPP) interface or PC-Card link.

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    DBK output signals can be bipolar, e.g., -5 to +5 V, or unipolar, e.g., 0 to 10 V. The user can select a range of relevant values to correspond to the lowest signal (e.g., -5 or 0 V) and the highest signal (e.g., 5 or 10 V) signal.

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    Reference Notes: The software document modules, DaqView, DaqViewXL, and Post Acquisition Data Analysis User’s Guide, are not included as part of the hardcopy manual, but are available in PDF version. See the PDF Note, below. Programming topics are covered in the Programmer’s User Manual (p/n OMB-1008-0901).

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    Setup and Startup For DaqBook/100, /112, /120, /200, /216, /260* This chapter provides instructions for getting a DaqBook configured, connected, installing the appropriate software, and powering up the system. The figure, later on this page, provides an overview of the steps necessary for a successful setup.

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    (1) Set Jumpers (a) Place the unit on a flat, stable surface. Ensure no power or signal lines are connected. (b) Remove cover screw(s), and slide the top cover plate free of the device. All jumpers are accessible from above the board, and no further disassembly is required. (c) Set jumpers JP1 through JP4 as needed for your application.

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    JP2 – DAC Reference Voltage and SSH (Simultaneous Sample and Hold) JP2 selects an Internal (default) or External reference voltage for the two separate analog outputs. JP2 also selects SSH (default) for applications using one or more of the following: DBK2, DBK4, DBK5, DBK7, DBK17, DBK50, or DBK51.

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    If connecting your DaqBook to a notebook PC, you can use a WBK20A, PCMCIA Interface Card. Refer to separate instructions (supplied with the WBK20A) if applicable. WBK20A Interface Card Reference Note: It is possible to use a VDC power source other than an AC-to-DC adapter. Both the DBK Basics document module (included in this manual) and the DBK Option Cards and Modules User’s Manual contain power-related information.

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    (5) Test Hardware (a) Run the Daq Configuration control panel applet. (b) Click “Add Device.” (c) Select your DaqBook model from the “Device Type” scroll box and click OK. (d) Select your DaqBook from the “Device Inventory” window and click “Properties.”...

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    Performance Tests Performance tests are intended to test various DaqBook functions with the current device configuration. These tests give quantitative results for each supported functional group. The results represent maximum rates at which the various operations can be performed. These rates depend on the selected parallel port protocol and will vary according to port hardware capabilities.

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    A Closer Look at DaqBook Hardware DaqBook/100,/112,/120,/200, and /216 ……3-1 In General …… 3-1 DaqBook Differences …… 3-1 Performance Factors …… 3-2 Front and Rear Panels ……3-2 Jumpers ……3-4 Connections ……3-7 DaqBook/260 …… 3-12 Front and Rear Panels ……3-12 Hardware Setup ……3-13 Stacking Hardware ……3-17 Using Dual-Lock Tabs and Splice Plates ……...

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    Performance Factors DaqBooks are flexible when it comes to analog input capabilities. The A/D maximum sample rate is 100 kHz (divide by number of channels for scan rate) with a 16-channel multiplexer and a programmable- gain input amplifier. Users can expand channel capacity to 256 analog inputs via expansion modules for multiplexing RTDs, thermocouples, strain gages, anti-aliasing filters, and simultaneous sample and hold amplifiers.

  • Page 19: Front And Rear Panels

    Front and Rear Panels Excluding DaqBook/260 The following illustrations show the relative locations of connectors, power switches, indicator LEDs, and the expansion slot, as applicable. DaqBook/260 is treated separately in an upcoming section. Reference Note: DaqBook/260 users should refer to page 3-12 for information specific to that product. Switch POWER Connectors...

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    Jumpers Proper installation requires that several jumpers and switches be set correctly for your application. These jumpers and switches are located inside the DaqBook enclosure and possibly on your DBKs. Jumpers for the various DaqBook models are configured similarly except for the jumpers’ relative locations. Silk- screening on the motherboard identifies jumpers and switches.

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    Reference Note: The Power Management section of the DBK Option Cards and Modules User’s Manual (p/n OMB-457-0905) contains additional power-related information. As a part of product support, this manual is automatically loaded onto your hard drive during software installation. The default location is the Programs directory, which can be accessed through the Windows Desktop.

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    Bipolar or Unipolar A/D Operation (JP3)* *Hardware Setting For DaqBook/100, DaqBook /112, and DaqBook /120 Only The A/D converter in the DaqBook can be operated in two modes, bipolar or unipolar. In the bipolar mode (default setting), input voltages up to ±5 VDC can be applied (on the ×1 gain range). In the unipolar mode, positive voltages up to 10 VDC may be applied (×1 gain range).

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    Time Base Selection (JP5) JP5 is a 2×3 header that allows you to apply 1 of 3 oscillator- derived frequencies to the 8254 timer chip. The frequencies are 100 kHz, 1 MHz, and 10 MHz. The default setting is 1 MHz. Note: A special-version 8254 timer-chip is required for 10 MHz.

  • Page 24: Connector Pinouts

    Power Adapter To verify connections, turn ON the power switch by flipping the rocker- switch to the “1” position, and the POWER LED should light up. If using a printer, check operation by issuing a <PRINT SCREEN> or equivalent command. Note: Software installation is necessary before the DaqBook can perform any functions.

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    DaqBook P1 Pinout Analog I/O (compatible with Metrabyte DAS-16) Signal Name +5 PWR CTR 0 OUT/-15 VDC OP 3/CHS 3 OP 1/CHS 1 IP 3/GS 1 IP 1/GS 0 POWER GND VREF (-5V) D/A 0 OUT D/A 0 REF IN CH 7 LO IN/CH 15 HI IN CH 6 LO IN/CH 14 HI IN CH 5 LO IN/CH 13 HI IN...

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    DaqBook P2 Pinout Digital I/O This P2 interface is available on the DaqBook/100, /120, /200, and /260. Signal Name IR INPUT Interrupt line input (no functions to access this) IR ENABLE Interrupt line enable (no functions to access this) PORT B 7 Digital input/output - port B bit 7 PORT B 6 Digital input/output - port B bit 6...

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    DaqBook P3 Pinout Pulse/Frequency/ High-Speed Digital I/O This P3 interface is available on the DaqBook/100, /120, /200, and /260. Signal Name IR INPUT Interrupt line input (used with counters) IR ENABLE Interrupt line enable (used with counters) SDI 7 High-speed digital input bit 7 (low byte) SDI 6 High-speed digital input bit 6 (low byte) SDI 5...

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    DaqBook/260 The DaqBook/260 is a combination of a DaqBook/200 and a DBK60 expansion chassis. The DaqBook sits on an upper shelf within the enclosure. Below it, a card drawer can hold three analog DBK cards and provide termination panels with connectors for various sensors. Pins 2-37 Pin 1 (+5V)

  • Page 29: Hardware Setup

    The rear panel is made of three termination panels with connectors for the various sensors. CHROM + CHROM + ALUMEL - ALUMEL - CHROM + CHROM + CHROM + CHROM + CHROM + CHROM + ALUMEL - ALUMEL - ALUMEL - ALUMEL - ALUMEL - ALUMEL -...

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    4 – Remove termination panels Remove the two screws mounting each termination panel to the card drawer. Top Cover Screws Steps 2 and 15 DaqBook/200 sits on a shelf above the card drawer Top Cover cut-away view DaqBook/260 Hardware Setup DaqBook/260 Hardware Setup 5 –...

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    A. Use the DBK Power Requirements Worktable to calculate the power requirements of your system’s DBK cards. B. Use the Available Power Chart to determine your system’s power availability. C. If the required power in step 5A is more than the available power in step 5B, you need an additional power card.

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    11 – Connect internal signals Connect signal inputs from DBK cards to termination panels. DBK cards connect to the termination panels in various ways (see the following figure). Refer to the DBK options manual (p/n 457-0905) as needed. • Single-ended connections use analog common. •...

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    Stacking Hardware Using Dual-Lock Tabs and Splice Plates For systems that make use of several data acquisition modules, stacking units together conserves space and simplifies cable runs. Such stacking can be facilitated with dual-lock tabs or splice palates. • Dual-lock tabs. Dual-lock tabs, often referred to as Velcro, stacking modules together.

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    Using T-Cables Turn power OFF to the Daq devices and externally connected equipment while connecting cables and setting configuration jumpers and switches or before opening the lid. Electrical shock or damage to equipment can result even under low-voltage conditions. T-Cables are available in different lengths and can be used for linking two or more compatible devices together via the device’s 37-pin digital I/O connectors.

  • Page 35: Daqbooks & Daqboards, Introduction

    DBK Basics Introduction…… 1 How Do DBKs Connect to the Data Acquisition Device? …… 2 DBK Identification Tables ….. 3 Analog Output DBKs …… 3 Digital I/O Control DBKs …… 3 Analog Signal Conditioning DBKs …… 3 Expansion and Terminal Panel Connection DBKs …… 4 Power Supply DBKs ……...

  • Page 36: How Do Dbks Connect To The Data Acquisition Device, Daqbooks & Daqboards

    Reference Notes: During software installation, Adobe automatically install onto your hard drive as a part of product support. The default location is in the Programs directory, which can be accessed from the Windows Desktop. Refer to the PDF documentation, especially the DBK Option Cards and Modules User’s Manual (p/n OMB-457-0905) for details regarding both hardware and software in relevant to DBKs.

  • Page 37: Dbk Identification Tables, Analog Output Dbks, Digital I/o Control Dbks, Analog Signal Conditioning Dbks

    DBK Identification Tables Analog Output DBKs Analog Output Product Name/Description DBK2 Voltage Output Card DBK5 Current Output Card Digital I/O Control DBKs Digital I/O / Control Product Name/Description DBK20 General-Purpose Digital I/O Card (Screw Terminals) DBK21 General-Purpose Digital I/O Card (DB37 Connectors) DBK23 Optically Isolated Digital-Input Module DBK24...

  • Page 38: Jumpers, Expansion And Terminal Panel Connection Dbks, Power Supply Dbks

    Expansion and Terminal Panel Connection DBKs The following DBKs offer provide various expansion and connection options. The stackable 3-slot DBK10 low-profile enclosure can be used for up to three DBKs. If a system has more than 3 DBKs, the 10-slot DBK41 can be used. Several DBK41s can be daisy-chained to accommodate many DBKs in one system.

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    1. The end use of the acquisition data should be used to determine how you set up and program your acquisition system. Prior to creating the system you should understand its layout and know how you are going to assign the channels. If you can answer the following questions you are off to a good start. If not, you need to find the answers.

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    15. If you are considering system expansion, review the DBK10, DBK41, and DBK60 document modules. The best option depends on the number of DBK cards in your system. For just a few cards, use the stackable 3-slot DBK10 low-profile expansion enclosure. For more than six cards, use the 10-slot DBK41.

  • Page 41: An Introduction To Power-related Dbks

    The DIN5 is the system’s basic power connector (see the following figure). The CA-115 is a 6-in. cable with a plug (male) DIN5 connector on both ends. The CA-115 is used to connect DBK32As [or DBK33s] in parallel when they are to be powered by the same power supply. DIN5 connectors for LogBook, DBK34, and DBK34A have threaded retaining rings.

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    DBK32A - provides ±15 VDC @ 500 mA. The DBK32A and DBK33 power cards attach directly to the P1 analog expansion bus where they supply power to DBK analog expansion cards. The DBK32A and the DBK33 can be powered from an included AC adapter, an optional DBK30A battery module, or from a +10 to +20 VDC source such as a car battery.

  • Page 43: Calculating Your System's Power Needs

    Calculating Your System’s Power Needs Use the chart below and the worktable on the next page to ensure your system will have sufficient power. If the load (calculated in the worktable) exceeds available power (from the chart at the right), you must add a power card or a module such as a DBK32A or DBK33.

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    Options +15 VDC DBK1 18 mA DBK2 DBK4 95 mA DBK5 2 mA DBK7 14 mA DBK8 15 mA DBK9 21 mA DBK11A DBK12 15 mA 15 mA DBK13 DBK15 16 mA 37 mA DBK16 DBK17 30 mA DBK18 36 mA 6 mA DBK19 DBK20...

  • Page 45: Additional Reading

    Additional Reading During software installation, Adobe as a part of product support. The default location is in the Programs directory, which can be accessed from the Windows Desktop. Refer to the PDF documentation for details regarding both hardware and software. A copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader printing the PDF documents.

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    pg. 12, OMB-DBK Basics Daq Systems 02-19-02...

  • Page 47: Analog Inputs

    Specifications, DaqBooks General Power Consumption DaqBook/100, & /120: 510 mA @ 12 VDC DaqBook /112: 360 mA @ 12 VDC DaqBook /200: 620 mA @ 12 VDC DaqBook /216: 600 mA @ 12 VDC DaqBook /260*: 620 mA @ 12 VDC *(Does Not Include internal DBK options) Operating Temperature: 0°...

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    This page is intentionally blank. Appendix A – Specifications, DaqBooks 02-14-02...

  • Page 49: Analog Outputs

    Analog Outputs Channels: 2 Connector: DB37 male, P1 Resolution: 12 bits Voltage Ranges: 0 to 5 VDC with built-in reference; 0 up to ±10 VDC with external reference Maximum Output Current: 10 mA General Purpose Digital I/O for DaqBook/100, /120, /200, & /260 24 I/O channels, expandable up to 192 Connector: DB37 male, P2 Device: 82C55...

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    Appendix A – Specifications, DaqBooks 02-14-02...

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    OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC. warrants this unit to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 13 months from date of purchase. OMEGA’s WARRANTY adds an additional one (1) month grace period to the normal one (1) year product warranty to cover handling and shipping time. This ensures that OMEGA’s customers receive maximum coverage on each product.

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