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New Family of I/O Boards from GE Intelligent Platforms available from Metromatics

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GE Intelligent Platforms introduces the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards that significantly enhance functional density.  

Designed specifically to address the problems caused by growing constraints on size, weight and power in military platforms, the VME multifunction I/O boards are also suitable for commercial applications with similar challenges.  

The VME-6500 6U VME multifunction I/O boards can deliver the analogue and digital I/O capabilities in a single chassis slot that could previously have occupied four slots, substantially increasing performance and functional density.    

Data acquisition is an increasingly common requirement in military applications such as radar, image capture and processing as well as video tracking.  

The rugged VME-6500 multifunction I/O boards respond to this requirement by placing data acquisition hardware as close as possible to the sensors with their ability to operate over wide temperature ranges as well as withstand shock and vibration.   

Additionally, the VME-6500 provides a highly cost-effective, off-the-shelf alternative to a custom-built solution.  

VME-6500 multifunction I/O boards are also compactly built to function within the space constraints of modern military embedded computing platforms that are being deployed in an increasingly diverse and challenging range of scenarios.   

VME-6500 enables systems designers to pack the maximum functionality and computing performance into the smallest space possible.  

Key features of VME-6500 multifunction I/O boards:  

  • Features eight analogue input channels, eight analogue output channels, 16 digital input channels and 16 digital output channels 
  • Each analogue input channel is equipped with a 16-bit ADC (analogue-to-digital converter), and each analogue output channel with a 16-bit DAC (digital-to-analogue converter)
  • Analogue inputs are software-programmable to provide exceptional flexibility in sample rates, gains, filters and current ranges
  • Analogue outputs are also flexible with programmable voltage and current rates as well as waveform generation
  • Digital input channels are capable of multiple voltages and current ranges, featuring programmable input thresholds and de-bounce times
  • Digital outputs support high voltage and current drivers, and are protected for short circuit, over current and over temperature conditions 
  • VME-6500 is supported by Windows, Linux and VxWorks
GE Intelligent Platforms is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics .  

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