DAQ module eliminates long cable runs

A simple-to use distributed measurement architecture, released by MonoDAQ, eliminates long cable runs, says the company.

The MonoDAQ E-ACC accelerometer amplifier is designed to simplify the test and measurement industry, is claimed to save costs. It is also claimed to increase the accuracy of acceleration and vibration measurement as it can be placed near the sensor, eliminating the need for long, analogue cabling.

Monodaq E-ACC is a small, compact device in a robust aluminium housing consisting of analogue front end with 18kHz alias-free bandwidth, 24-bit ADC converter with up to 40 ksample per second and EtherCAT interface.

The EtherCAT protocol is a key factor in enabling large distances between devices – up to 50 metre node-to-node. Devices are daisy-chained with a single network cable that carries signal and power. Synchronisation below one micro second is ensured along a virtually-unlimited chain of MonoDAQ E-ACC devices, adds MonoDAQ.

Each MonoDAQ-E device has an isolated front end with high dynamic performance as well as TEDS support for sensor auto-recognition.

MonoDAQ E-ACC devices are bundled with DEWESoft software which enables engineers without specialist electronics knowledge to be able to measure their phenomena of interest: acceleration, force, pressure, temperature, for example. Analogue, digital, GPS and video signals can be measured in the same environment and synchronised without any customisation. No programming is needed to make a high-fidelity measurement, adds MonoDAQ.

Slovenian start-up, MonoDAQ, is dedicated to simplifying test and measurement tasks such as measuring acceleration, force, pressure and temperature. Its distributed modules are placed close to the sensors, eliminating lengthy cabling and improving signal fidelity.

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