Bohemia, New York
Data Device Corporation announces the latest
addition to its suite of synchro and resolver cards: the SB-36200lX. This four-channel synchro/resolver-to-digital and two-channe! digital-to-synchro/resolver COTS card complements DDC's existing line by offering a lower cost, half-size version of the six-channel SB-3621 OlX and SB-36220lX with several performance
"Giving our customers a DDC alternative for applications that don't require six channels, and providing them with new benchmarks in accuracy and convenience is important to our continued success in synchro and resolver products," said Jerry Kessler, Synchro and Resolver Product Marketing Manager at DDC. The SB-362001X is designed for use in applications-such as military ground vehicle,
missile, aircraft system, and industrial robotics motor and machine control-where position feedback data is critical.
The SB-362001X measures and simulates synchro and resolver signals with its four channels of fully independent synchro-to-digital, resolver-to-digital, and up to two channels of digital-tosynchro/resolver. Each D-S/R channel can accommodate DDC's DSC-l 1520, DSC-1 1524, and DR-i 1525 cards. The SB-36200lX features an optional, power oscillator that supports 2, 26, and 115 Vrms from 57 to 7 kHz.
The card uses a 16-bit, monolithic R/D approach to measurement that, according to DDC Applications Engineer Thomas F. Knowles, has distinct
advantages. "Not only does our approach require fewer components, it provides a Type-2 servo-tracking loop that avoids the latency and timing issues similar cards experience." In addition, the new card provides a wraparound self-testing feature that lets the user verify the board is operating properly once a synchro/resolver simulation channel is populated.
The SB-362001X uses a familiar graphical user interface, in line with DDC's other synchro and resolver cards, that saves the application programmer from performing many low-level tasks. The GUI operates on Windows 95/98/2000/NT platforms. DDC also includes a dynamic link library for complete hardware utilization, and sample code for DOS consoles.
Data Device is accepting orders for the SB-362001X, and will begin shipping product in June.
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.