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M36N - 8/16 Analog Inputs, 16 Bits

M-Module

The mezzanine card M36N is a 16-bit analog M-Module with 8/16 analog inputs.

  • M36N Product ImageM36N 8/16 Analog Inputs, 16 Bits
  • M36N Product Image

Main Features

  • 8/16 current or voltage inputs
  • 16 bits resolution
  • 8.5 µs max. channel acquisition time
  • Precision +/- 0.05% typ.
  • Unipolar/bipolar software-selectable
  • Sample and hold
  • Autoincrement of channel number
  • External triggering
  • Electrical isolation (500 V)
  • -40 to +85°C with qualified components
M36N Product Image

Technical Data

A/D Conversion
  • 16 bits
  • Total acquisition time: 130µs for all 16 channels
  • Precision: ±0.05% typ. (over the whole temperature range)
  • Noise: ±3 LSB of mean value, delta = 0.8 (for gain factor 1)
  • Electrically isolated (500V isolation)
  • Programmable gain factor of 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16
  • Offset max. 4 LSB (25°C)
  • Full-scale error max. 4 LSB (25°C)
  • Software-selectable unipolar or bipolar operation
  • Sample and hold possible with external trigger
  • Autoincrement of channel number
Single-Ended Input Signal Conditioning
  • Voltage or Current Inputs
    • 16 analog inputs, single-ended
    • High input voltage tolerance
    • Cross-talk less than 56db
    • Low-pass filter 1kHz
  • Voltage Measurement
    • Precision: ±0.05% for gain factors 1 and 2, ±0.5% for gain factors 4 and 8, ±0.75% for gain factor 16
    • Voltage max. to IGND: ±15V (a higher voltage could destroy the board)
    • Voltage full scale bipolar operation: ±10V
    • Voltage full scale unipolar operation: 0..10V
    • Input resistance: 100 kOhm, ±10%
  • Current Measurement
    • Precision: ±1%
    • Current max.: ±25mA
    • Current full scale: ±20mA, UA = ±1.25V
    • Load resistance: 62.5 Ohm, ±0.1%
Differential Input Signal Conditioning
  • Voltage or Current Inputs
    • 8 analog inputs, differential
    • High common mode range ±200V
    • Cross-talk less than 60db
    • Low-pass filter 3kHz
  • Voltage Measurement
    • Precision: ±0.05% for gain factors 1 and 2, ±0.5% for gain factors 4 and 8, ±0.75% for gain factor 16
    • Voltage max.: ±200V (common mode)
    • Voltage full scale bipolar operation: ±10V
    • Voltage full scale unipolar operation: 0..10V
    • Input resistance: 400 kOhm typ.
  • Current Measurement
    • Precision: ±1%
    • Current max.: ±25mA
    • Voltage max. to IGND: ±200V
    • Input resistance: 62.5 Ohm, ±0.1%
FPGA
  • FPGA Altera Cyclone II EP2C20
    • 18,752 logic elements
    • 239,616 total RAM bits
  • Standard factory FPGA configuration:
    • ADC control logic
    • 16Z083_MM2WB - M-Module to Wishbone interface
    • 16Z045_FLASH - Flash controller
Miscellaneous
  • External trigger (isolated, rising-edge sensitive)
  • External binary input
Peripheral Connections
  • Via front panel on a shielded 25-pin D-Sub receptacle connector
  • Via carrier board (rear I/O)
M-Module Characteristics
A08, D16, INTA, IDENT
Electrical Specifications
  • Isolation voltage:
    • 500V DC between isolated side and digital side
    • 500V DC between shield and isolated ground. Voltage between the connector shield and isolated ground is limited to 180V using a varistor as a protective device; AC coupling between connector shield and isolated ground through 47nF capacitor
  • Supply voltages/power consumption:
    • +5V (4.85V..5.25V), 500 mA typ. (with single-ended input, 10V at all 16 inputs )
  • MTBF: 596,848h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to M-Module Standard
  • Weight: 102g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 2g/10..150Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
Safety
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
EMC
Tested according to EN55011, EN50121-3-2 (limit value category A), EN61000-4-2 (ESD) and EN61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
  • MEN Driver Interface System (MDIS for Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, OS-9)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

Options

Input channels
  • Voltage or current
  • 8 differential or 16 single-ended
Additional user-defined functions
Nios soft core implementation possible
  • With up to 32MB SDRAM and up to 6MB non-volatile memory
  • For intelligent data pre-processing or additional functions like noise shaping
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.

Ordering Information

Standard M36N Models
04M036N00

16 analog voltage inputs, DC/DC converter, single-ended, -40..+85°C with qualified components

04M036N01

8 analog voltage inputs, DC/DC converter, differential, -40..+85°C with qualified components

04M036N02

16 analog current inputs, DC/DC converter, single-ended, -40..+85°C with qualified components

04M036N03

8 analog current inputs, DC/DC converter, differential, -40..+85°C with qualified components

Miscellaneous Accessories
05M000-00

M-Module cable, 2m, with 25-pin D-Sub plug/housing to pig tail

05M000-17

25 mounting screw sets to fix M-Modules on carrier boards

Software

Linux
13MD05-90

MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for Linux. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.

Windows
13M036-70

MDIS4/2004 / MDIS5 Windows driver (MEN) for M36 and M36N

VxWorks
13M036-06

MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for M36 and M36N

QNX
13M036-06

MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for M36 and M36N

OS-9
13M036-06

MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for M36 and M36N

Application Examples

Automatic Train Control & Protection

This ATO system was realized with a CompactPCI based CCA system based on a CompactPCI SBC with onboard FPGA for customer-specific interfaces.