Bohemia, New York — Data Device Corporation announces its newest synchro and resolver card: the SB-36410IX. This eight-channel synchro/resolver-to-digital COTS PMC card provides a low-cost approach that can be parallel-mounted onto a host VME or compact PCI carrier. The SB-36410IX is a flexible solution for a wide range of military and industrial control applications where accurate and rugged position feedback data is essential. The card is built around DDC’s field-proven, 16-bit, monolithic RD-19230 converter.
“Right now we’re the only ones I know of manufacturing a Synchro/Resolver PMC Interface card compatible with both VME and cPCI hosts,” noted Jerry Kessler, Synchro and Resolver Product Marketing Manager at DDC. “The SB-36410IX packs a lot of function into a small area while enabling testers and designers to change platforms quite easily. Its programmable resolution and bandwidth adds further flexibility in terms of precision and dynamics over a wide range of applications.” Each SB-36410IX channel is accurate up to 1.3 arc minutes with resolutions from 10 to 16 bits.
The SB-36410IX measures synchro and resolver signals with eight, fully independent synchro-to-digital or resolver-to-digital channels. The PMC lets designers combine multiple functions on one host card and into a single chassis slot. The SB-36410IX also offers a number of the same advantages as dedicated VME and cPCI cards, in addition to programmable resolution and bandwidth. These include an internal reference synthesizer which corrects inaccuracies caused by rotor-to-stator phase shift errors up to 45 degrees; built-in test and self-test simplify confidence checking and troubleshooting; and incremental optical encoder emulation—providing A quad B output and alleviating the need to alter subsystem electronics.
Prototype SB-36410IX cards are currently available. DDC will incorporate platform-specific graphical user interfaces by the time the card is in full production, in the second quarter of 2002.
Data Device Corporation is an international leader in high-reliability data conversion interface components and subsystems for military and commercial applications. Established in 1964 with the introduction of the first synchro-to-digital module, DDC's design and manufacturing facility is located in Bohemia, New York.