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Diamond Systems Diamond-MM-16RP-AT - PC/104plus Analog I/O Board with Autocalibration

16 16-Bit Analog Inputs, 4 12-Bit Analog Outputs, 16 Digital I/O

Diamond Systems Diamond-MM-16RP-AT -  PC/104Plus Analog I/O
Key Features
PC/104plus Analog/Digital I/O Module
16 analog inputs with 16-bit resolution
100KHz maximum sampling rate
4 12-bit analog outputs, 16 digital I/O lines
Counter / timers for A/D control
Patented auto-autocalibration for high accuracy
Drop-in upgrade for Diamond MM-16-AT
-40 to +85°C operation


The DMM-16RP-AT features top performance and flexibility for a mid-range price. It has 16 single-ended / 8 differential analog voltage inputs with both unipolar and bipolar input ranges, programmable gain, and a maximum sampling rate of 100KHz. The 4 D/A channels and 16 digital I/O lines provide additional real-world control and monitoring capability. The full -40 to +85oC industrial temperature operation ensures reliable and accurate performance in any embedded system application. A fully-featured software library with example programs and a graphical user interface completes the solution to make the DMM-16RP-AT a solid choice for PC/104-Plus embedded systems requiring analog I/O. 

Analog Inputs

The 16 16-bit analog input channels feature programmable gains of 1, 2, 4, and 8, as well as programmable unipolar/bipolar range, for a total of 7 different input ranges. Maximum sampling rate is 100KHz (total for all channels). Both single-channel and multi-channel scan sampling modes are supported. A 512-sample FIFO combined with interrupt data transfers enables the board to operate reliably at full speed in any operating system and reduce the overall load on the processor, by reducing the overall interrupt rate and eliminating the need to handle individual read operations for each sample. The A/D can be triggered with a software command, the onboard programmable timer, or an external signal. These features give you maximum flexibility to configure the board to your application. 

Analog Outputs

The board also has 4 12-bit analog voltage outputs with multiple unipolar and bipolar output ranges. The DACs support individual and simultaneous update capability. A programmable output range feature lets you set the output range via software anywhere between 0V and 10V with 1mV precision in both unipolar and bipolar modes. For higher volume applications, the D/A chip can be removed for cost reduction. 


Both analog inputs and outputs benefit from our unique multi-range autocalibration process. Multiple on-board precision references with high-temperature stability are used to calibrate each analog input range individually, thereby ensuring the highest degree of accuracy over the life of the product. The analog outputs are also fed back to the autocalibration circuit for precise output range calibration. 

Digital I/O Features

DMM-16RP-AT digital features include a 32-bit counter/timer to provide A/D sampling control and a 16-bit counter/timer for general purpose counting and rate generator functions. The board also provides 16 programmable digital I/O lines grouped into two 8-bit ports, each of which can be programmed for either input or output. The digital I/O lines feature jumper-selectable 3.3V / 5V logic levels and 10K pull-up / pull-down resistors. 

Dual Bus Interface

DMM-16RP-AT is implemented as a PC/104-Plus board, however it features a novel dual bus interface. Both ISA and PCI connectors are installed and connected to the FPGA. The board will autoselect the PCI bus when present, however a jumper can be used to disable the PCI bus and force the board into ISA bus mode if desired. This allows the board to be used in both PCI and ISA bus PC/104 systems (assuming the PCI-104 connector does not pose a mechanical interference problem with other boards in the system). The board uses 3.3V signalling on the PCI bus and must be used only with 3.3V PCI bus SBCs. The ISA bus uses the standard 5V logic levels. 

Software Support

DMM-16RP-AT is supported by our Universal Driver software for Windows and Linux. Universal Driver features a library of functions for C-language software development that simplifies all I/O operations, including administrative functions such as calibration. Example programs are provided in both source code and executable format for demonstration and immediate usability. Our unique Control Panel program provides a graphical user interface for both Windows and Linux that can control all the board’s features in real time. It can be used for proof of concept, prototyping, and diagnostics. Universal Driver may be ported to other operations systems by customer request. 


Analog Inputs

Number Of Outputs8 differential or 16 single-ended (user selectable)
Resolution16 bits (1/65,536 of full scale)
RangeBipolar ranges: ±10V, ±5V, ±2.5V, ±1.25V, ±0.625V
Unipolar ranges: 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-2.5V, 0-1.25V
Max Sample Rate100,000 samples/sec. max with interrupts
Input Bias Current3nA max
Overvoltage Protection±35V on any analog input without damage
Input Impedance10^13 ohms
Nonlinearity±3LSB, no missing codes
Conversion TriggerSoftware trigger, internal pacer clock, or external TTL signal
On-board FIFO512 samples
CalibrationA/D and D/A circuits calibrated under software control using on-board precision references and EEPROM storage
OtherA/D interrupt
• End of A/D conversion
• End of A/D scan
• FIFO half-full

Analog Outputs

Number Of Outputs4, 12-bit resolution
Resolution12 bits (1/4096 of full scale)
Current±5mA max per channel
RangeFixed: ±5, 0-5V
Programmable: Anywhere between 0V and 10V in 1mV increments
Reset: All channels reset to mid-scale (0V for bipolar ranges)
Settling time6µS max to 0.01%
Relative accuracy±1 LSB
Nonlinearity±1 LSB, monotonic
ResetAll channels reset to 0V
CalibrationA/D and D/A circuits calibrated under software control using on-board precision references and EEPROM storage
Waveform Buffer1,024 samples, cyclical

Digital I/O/Counter/Timers

I/Os16, organised as 2 8-bit ports
Inputs3.3V / 5V jumper selectable
Input voltage (5V):
• Logic 0 : 0.0V min, 1.65V max
• Logic 1 : 3.35V min, 5.0V max
Input voltage (3.3V):
• Logic 0 : 0.0V min, 0.80V max
• Logic 1 : 2.00V min, 3.3V max
Outputs3.3V / 5V jumper selectable
Output voltage (5V):
• Logic 0 : 0.44V max, Iout = 24mA
• Logic 1 : 3.76V min, Iout = -24mA
Output voltage (3.3V):
• Logic 0 : .44V max, Iout = 24mA
• Logic 1 : 2.25V min, Iout = -24mA
Counter/Timer(s)A/D Pacer clock: 32-bit down counter (2 82C54 counters cascaded)
Clock source: 10MHz on-board clock or external signal
General purpose: 16-bit down counter (1 82C54 counter)
OtherTermination: 10K ohm pull-up / pull-down resistors, jumper selectable


ExpansionDual PCI (3.3V) and ISA (5V) buses supported
Autoselects for PCI bus; manual override option
ElectricalPower Input: +5V ±5%
Power Consumption: 375mA typical
MechanicalDimensions: 96mm x 90mm, standard PC/104
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 (-40 to +185°F)
Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85°C (-40 to +185°F)
Humidity0-90% non-condensing
Weight80g / 2.84oz
Warranty1 Year

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