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SENSORAY Model 618/619 8/16-channel smart sensor interface

SENSORAY Model 618/619 8/16-channel smart sensor interface


  • Measures thermocouple, RTD, strain gage, voltage, 4-20 mA, thermistor, and resistance
  • 8 or 16 sensor channels with differential inputs
  • Provides excitation to passive sensors
  • Pulsed sensor excitation minimizes sensor self-heating
  • Cold-junction compensation for thermocouples
  • Each channel configurable for any supported sensor type
  • Fully electronic calibration

SENSORAY models 618 and 619 offer an easy and cost-effective way to acquire sensor data for any PCI bus system. They feature 16-bit resolution from 8 or 16 channels, each individually programmable for different sensor types.

An on-board microcomputer continually scans the active sensor channels. Each channel is amplified, digitized, filtered, linearized, converted to engineering units, and stored in on-board memory, all independent of host CPU activity. Analog to digital conversion is performed in under 22 milliseconds, providing 45 channels per second scan rate.

A pulsed constant-voltage source is provided for strain and pressure sensors, and a pulsed constant-current source is provided for resistive sensors, thus minimizing sensor self-heating. Lead loss errors from RTD's, thermistors, and resistors are eliminated with the use of a four-wire circuit.

The boards plug directly into standard PCI bus slots. Sensor field wiring is accomplished with a 37-conductor flat cable and remotely mountable screw-termination board, either model 7409TB or model 7409TDIN with DIN rail mounting hardware.

SENSORAY Model 618 application


Precision reference standards are periodically sampled and used to eliminate gain and offset errors from sensor measurements. Signal conditioning is provided for thermistors, RTD's, thermocouples, strain and pressure, resistance and voltage inputs.

Calibration data is stored in EEPROM so the adapter board may be easily interchanged. Calibration is fully electronic — physical trimpots have been eliminated, along with the need for board access during recalibration.

Analog inputs
Differential input range Normal operation: ±5 V
Absolute maximum: 63 VAC rms, 2 seconds max.
CMMR 95 db/min
Input resistance 1000 MΩ
A/D converter 16-bit integrating
Conversion time 22 ms/channel
A/D scan rate 45 samples/second
Sensor Types
Thermocouples J, K, T, S, E, B, N, C, R
Platinum RTD 100 Ω, types 385 and 392
Nickel RTD 120, 200, 1000 Ω
Copper 10 Ω
Thermistors 10000 Ω, YSI type 44006 or 44031
Strain gauges 120 to 4000 Ω
Mechanical and Environmental/th>
Bus interface PCI
Input Power 5 V (at 100 mA)
12 V (at 35 mA)
Operating temperature -25 to 85 °C
Thermocouples 0.1 °C -270 to 1760 °C
Thermistors 0.01 °C -55 to 145 °C
Resistors 0.02 Ω
0.125 Ω
31 Ω
0 to 400 Ω
0 to 3 kΩ
0 to 600 kΩ
RTDs 0.05 °C
0.0125 °C
-200 to 800 °C
0 to 400 °C
Strain/pressure 5 µV ±100 mV
DC voltage 5 µV
20 µV
200 µV
±100 mV
±500 mV
±5 V
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