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Diamond Systems FP-DAQ1616 - FeaturePak Analog I/O Module

16 16-Bit Analog Inputs, 16 16-Bit Analog Outputs, 56 Digital I/O, 2 Counters, 4 PWMs


FP-DAQ1616 is a data acquisition I/O card integrating Diamond's newest and fastest analog I/O technology and a PCI Express host interface.

This tiny board offers 16-bit or 12-bit A/D sampling at up to 2MHz, supported with an expanded 16K-sample FIFO for reliable data collection in any operating system. Analog output capability has been expanded to 16 16-bit channels with programmable output ranges. All analog I/O features are enhanced with our industry-leading autocalibration technology, featuring independent calibration factors for each input and output range to guarantee maximum accuracy across all operating modes and the entire operating temperature range.

Digital I/O features include seven 8-bit ports with both bit-wide and byte-wide direction control, two 32-bit up/down counter/timers with programmable input source and gate, and four 24-bit pulse-width modulation circuits with 0-100% duty cycle.

Universal Driver Software

Universal Driver software is included at no charge along with the FP-DAQ1616 I/O module. It provides a high-level programming library for all of Diamond Systems' I/O boards, as well as for the data acquisition circuitry on their SBCs and Embedded-Ready Subsystems. All data acquisition features are supported by easy-to-use function calls, resulting in a reduced learning curve and shortened application development time. The Universal Driver works with Linux and Windows XP. Application examples and projects are included for each function, each board, and each operating system, in order to provide a quick starting point for learning and development.


Analog Inputs

Number Of Outputs16 single-ended, 8 differential (software selectable)
Resolution16 bits or 12 bits (1/65,536 of full scale) (user selectable)
RangeBipolar ranges: ±10V, ±5V, ±2.5V, ±1.25V
Unipolar ranges: 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-2.5V, 0-1.25V
Max Sample Rate2,000,000 aggregate samples/sec max
1,000,000 samples/sec for multi-channel operation
Input Bias Current40nA max
Maximum Input Voltage±10V for linear operation
Overvoltage Protection-25V to +40V on any analog input without damage
Input Impedance10^13 ohms
Drift±10ppm/°C typical
Accuracy±2 LSB, after calibration
Nonlinearity±3LSB, no missing codes
Conversion TriggerSoftware trigger, internal pacer clock, external digital signal
On-board FIFO16K (16,384) 16-bit samples with programmable interrupt threshold
CalibrationAutomatic; values stored in EEPROM

Analog Outputs

Number Of Outputs16
Resolution16-bits (1/65536 of full scale) standard
Current±1mA max per channel
Range±1.25V, ±2.5V, ±5V, ±10V, 0-2.5V, 0-5V, 0-10V
Settling time6µS max to 0.01%
Transition time1V/µs typical
Relative accuracy±1 LSB channel to channel
Nonlinearity±1 LSB, monotonic
ResetAll channels reset to 0V
CalibrationAutocalibration with software support, values stored in EEPROM
OtherOutput short circuit current: 15mA max per channel

Digital I/O/Counter/Timers

I/OsPorts A, B, C, D: 32 programmable I/O
Ports E, F, Auxilary: 24 I/O, EXTTRIG, TOUT1
InputsPorts A, B, C, D:
• Compatibility LVTTL and TTL
• Pull-up / Pull-down Programmable
• Input voltage Low: 0.0V min, 0.8V max
• Input voltage High: 2.0V min, 5.5V max
• Input current ±340µA max

Ports E, F, Auxilary:
• Compatibility LVTTL
• Pull-up / Pull-down Programmable for port E only
• Input voltage Low: -0.3V min, 1.0V max
• Input voltage High: 2.0V min, 3.6V max
• Input current ±340µA max
OutputsPorts A, B, C, D:
• Output voltage Low: 0.0V min, 0.4V max
• Output voltage High: 2.4V min, 3.3V max
• Output current Low: 16mA max
• Output current High: -16mA max

Ports E, F, Auxilary:
• Output voltage Low: 0.0V min, 0.4V max
• Output voltage High: 2.7V min, 3.3V max
• Output current Low: 12mA max
• Output voltage High: -12mA max
Counter/Timer(s)A/D Pacer clock: 32-bit up/down counter
General purpose: 32-bit up/down counter
Clock source: 50MHz or 5MHz on-board clock, external signal
Pulse width modulators: 4 independent programmable PWMs with user selectable clock at 1MHz or 50MHz


ExpansionFeaturePak: Compliant, zero height expansion
Electrical840mW typical without external load
MechanicalDimensions: 65mm x 43mm
Conformal CoatingOn request
Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows CE.Net
Contact us for others
APIUniversal Driver 7.0
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -40 to +85°C
Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85°C
Humidity0-90% non-condensing
Weight0.5oz (14.2g)
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

BoardFP-DAQ1616 FP-DAQ1616 with all data acquisition functions (A/D, D/A, DIO, counter/timers) included