THE MIC-3000 product series of 3U CompactPCI products from Advantech , has been extended with the introduction of two new communication cards and three new I/O cards for industrial automation.
Modular automation systems based on CompactPCI deliver good performance, PC-based measurement and control at an affordable price. With the front loading and removal design, and Hot-swap technology, users can easily maintain the systems without removing the chassis cover or shutting down the systems.
With the rear I/O cabling capability, the CompactPCI also brings a lower Mean Time To Repair (MTTR).
The three I/O modules cover functions like analogue I/O, digital I/O and relay actuation. MIC-3716 is a 16 bit high-resolution multifunction module, MIC-3756 is a 64 channel isolated digital I/O module, and MIC-3761 is an eight channel relay actuator and eight channel isolated digital input module.
The system offers plug and play functionality. The MIC-3612 and MIC-3620 communication modules, offer transmission rates up to 921.6kbps, are surge protected up to 2500V dc, and have 16PCI954 UARTs with 128 byte FIFOs to reduce CPU load. This makes the modules suitable for multitasking applications.
MIC-3612 has four RS232/422/485 ports, while MIC-3620 has 8 RS232 ports.
Both the I/O and communication modules are provided with 3U and 6U bracket options that make them easily fit into either 3U or 6U systems. The products are suitable for PC-based industrial measurement and automation solutions.