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Contec AD12-16(PCI)EV - 16 Channel 12-bit 10KSPS Analog I/O Board for PCI

16 12-Bit Analog Inputs, 1 12-Bit Analog Output, 8 Digital I/O Channels


Contec's AD12-16U(PCI)EV is a PCI-compliant interface boards that convert analog input signals to digital data (performing analog-to-digital conversion). This product carries high-capacity buffer memory for 16M data for analog input, allowing background sampling to be performed in a variety of trigger conditions.

This product also has one analog output channel, four channels for TTL level digital input, and four channels for TTL level digital output.

This product is the type that performs A-D conversion at a conversion speed of 10 microseconds/ch and a resolution of 12-bit. 

The board has a full driver library (API-PAC(W32)), which supports Visual C# .Net, Visual Basic .Net, Visual C++. Also, the product supports no-programing data collection with a data logger soft (C-LOGGER), and supports MATLAB and LabVIEW with plug in of an exclusive library (free download).


  • The 12bit analog-digital converter deployment, a sampling of 10 uSec/ch at the maximum are possible.
  • Equipped with high-capacity buffer memory for 16MB of data and a variety of sampling control functions: FIFO or RING buffer memory for 16MB of data, allowing sampling to be performed as a background task independent of the processing power of the PC. Capable of starting and stopping sampling not only by software commands but depending on the strength of an analog signal (via conversion data comparison) or by detection of a TTL-level signal (external trigger).
  • The input of 16 channels is possible(Eight differential input channels): The input of 16 channels the single-end input, or eight channels by the differential input is possible. In addition, It can sets the order of conversion channels. By option, Expansion (32 channels in total) of 16 channels is possible.
  • Loading analog output, digital input and output: One point of analog output, and TTL digital nput and output for each 4
  • It condenses tall high-performance to compact PCI shortstop size
  • Abundant optional machinery: As for the buffer amplifier, the simultaneous sampling, the isolation electric current / thermocouple input, the low pass filter, the cable, Furthermore, It prepares a lot of options expanding a function.


Analog Inputs

Number Of Outputs16ch (Single-Ended Input) or 8ch (Differential Input)
Single-Ended Input or Differential Input set via jumper setup
Resolution12 bits (1/4096 of full scale)
RangeBipolar ±10V, Unipolar 0 - +10V
(Set the input range using both of jumpers and software.)
Max Sample Rate10KSPS
Maximum Input Voltage±20V
Input Impedance1M Ohm or more
Nonlinearity±2LSB (When using the input gain x 1, x 2)
±4LSB (When using the input gain x 4, x 8)
Conversion Rate10 microsec/ch (Max.)
OtherBuffer memory: 16M data FIFO or 16M data RING (Software setup)
Conversion start trigger: Software/Input data comparison/TTL level external signal
Conversion stop trigger: Specified sampling data stored /Input data comparison/TTL level external signal/Software

Analog Outputs

Number Of Outputs1 analog output
Resolution12 bits (1/4096 of full scale)
RangeBipolar ±10V / Bipolar ±5V / Unipolar 0 - +10V (Jumper setup)
OtherOutput impedance: 1 Ohm or less
Conversion speed: 6 microsec/ch (Max.)

Digital I/O/Counter/Timers

I/OsNumber of input channels: Unisolated input 4ch (TTL level, Selection of a counter output is possible at a jumper.)
Number of output channels: Unisolated input 4ch (TTL level, A counter control input and common use are possible at a jumper.)
Counter/Timer(s)Counter device: i8254 equivalent
Counter clock: Internal (4MHz) or External signal


Expansion32-bit, 33MHz, Universal key shapes supported
Electrical+5V 1000 mA (Max.)
• CN1: D-SUB 37-Pin female connector #4-40UNC
• CN2: 16-pin Pin-header
Board dimensions: 176.41(L) x 105.68(H) mm
SoftwareWindows: Win32 API (Visual C# .Net, Visual Basic .Net, Visual C++ .Net examples), 32 or 64 bit architecture
Linux API (GCC)
Data Logger Software
Data acquisition VI library for LabVIEW (VI-DAQ)
Data Acquisition library for MATLAB (ML-DAQ)
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0 to +50°C
Humidity10 - 90%RH (No condensation)
Warranty1 Year

Ordering Details

BoardAD12-16(PCI)EV 16 Channel 12-bit 10KSPS Analog I/O Board for PCI
AccessoriesRefer to datasheet