MEN Micro introduced the M36N M-Module, an analog input mezzanine board that provides high resolution and precise data acquisition for analog signals found throughout automation, measuring and simulation applications. Available in 16- or 18-bit versions, the board can be used as an I/O extension for CompactPCI, PCI, PXI or VME embedded systems as well as on stand-alone single board computers (SBCs). The integrated functions of M-Modules make them suitable for industrial I/O applications such as process data acquisition as well as in the motion, robotics and instrumentation markets. This newest MEN Micro M-Module provides up to 16 single-pole grounded channels for voltage or current, or alternatively, eight channels for differential voltage or current. Each channel and input range is adjusted separately and is fully automatic giving users flexibility for specific data acquisition requirements. The board's 16-bit resolution provides an accuracy of at least 0.05 percent over the whole temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. A fast A/D converter and automatic increments of the multiplexer channel enables a total acquisition time of 130 µs for the full 16 bits. Separate supply voltages generated via a DC/DC converter are suited for the board's extended temperature range. A Cyclone II FPGA implemented on the M36N controls signal conditioning and offers space for application-specific function extensions of the assembly. Pricing for the M36N is $850.
MEN Micro Inc.