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PACIFIC Instruments has announced a battery operated data acquisition model for automotive and other portable applications. The new 6005 Mainframe with space for 72 channels can be expanded to more than 2000 channels by adding slave enclosures.

PI660, Pacific's acquisition and display software, and a laptop computer complete the system for mobile acquisition and display of transducer data.

Designed to meet the rugged performance and operational needs for vehicular testing, the new Mainframe operates from 10 to 20V dc for current generation or 20 to 56V dc for future generation vehicles.

The HS-GPIB interface, used for programming, control and recording of data, provides data rates up to one million samples per second.

PI660, a Windows 98/NT/2000 application records data to disk while providing the operator with real-time viewing of measurements in both time and frequency domains.

Input types range from simple 2-wire voltage to complex 8-wire full bridge and include digital inputs and outputs as well as rotational and time measurements on the mainframe.

PI660 makes application of the 6005 mainframe to mobile testing easy and reliable. Out-of-limit measurements can automatically generate control outputs that can be used to limit or terminate testing preventing damage to expensive test equipment.

Programming for a test can be done in any database or spreadsheet program that makes Microsoft Access compatible files. Simply download the database file to program the mobile system.

After testing, the completed data can be replayed to graphical displays or exported in ASCII and binary formats compatible with most analysis programs. Metromatics 07 38684255.

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