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5B isoLynx® Data Acquisition Systems (SLX200)
Fast and reliable data acquisition
Data Acquisition System Faulty thousand-dollar data acquisition systems can shut down billion-dollar operations. Dataforth's isoLynx® is a fast, intelligent, fully isolated data acquisition system providing superior reliability, accuracy, and isolation for a wide range of rugged industrial applications. It offers maximum flexibility of analog and digital I/O selection at competitive prices for a broad range of factory automation, process control, test and measurement, machine control, and data acquisition applications.
All I/O is channel-to-channel isolated
The flexible, modular design combines a 12-channel I/O Controller base system and optional 8- or 16-channel expansion backplanes, which can be either panel or DIN rail mounted (see Figure 1.)

One I/O Controller module can operate up to 60 channels of differential analog I/O and 128 channels of digital I/O, using Dataforth's popular SCM5B analog and SCMD digital modules. The Controller contains a powerful high-speed microcontroller, A/D and D/A subsystem, communication interface, and associated memory and status LEDs. The A/D system is built around a 16-bit, successive approximation converter and can convert a maximum 60-channel configuration in 30msec (Modbus protocols in 15msec). The D/A converter is also a 16-bit device and can write a maximum 60-channel configuration in 60msec (Modbus protocols in 30msec).
8B isoLynx® Data Acquisition Systems (SLX300)
Data Acquisition System The 8B isoLynx® SLX300 builds on the proven reliability and outstanding performance of the SCM5B isoLynx® SLX200 and miniature-sized SensorLex® 8B isolated signal conditioning modules to provide a compact, low cost solution for wide ranging rugged industrial applications.


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Using industry standard Modbus RTU or TCP protocols, the SLX300 enables communication with a broad range of existing third-party software tools and HMI/SCADA packages. Pluggable modules provide the system with maximum flexibility of analog and digital channel configuration, making it ideal for factory automation, process control, test and measurement, machine control, and data acquisition applications.

Multiple powerful, high-speed microcontrollers and high performance data converters at the heart of the SLX300 system enable simultaneous analog and digital I/O at sustained rates Compact, Rugged, Reliable… 8B isoLynx® SLX300 Data Acquisition System of up to 3.0kS/s. The SLX300 also offers advanced features including high-speed acquisition, alarms, counters, and timers.

Modular design allows configuration with up to twelve channels of isolated analog input, four channels of isolated analog output, and eight channels of isolated digital I/O.

Providing the system with powerful functionality, the eight digital I/O channels can be configured to perform seven different advanced special functions: pulse/frequency counter, pulse/frequency counter with de-bounce, waveform measurement, time between events, frequency generator, PWM generator, and one-shot pulse generator. The SLX300 also enables four alarm states – high, high-high, low, and low-low – to be set on the analog input and digital I/O special function channels with alarm output mapped to a user selectable analog or digital output channel.

Additional SLX300 features and special purpose functions specifically for data acquisition and control include:
  • Sampled data from analog input channels is processed and stored as current, minimum, maximum, and average readings with selectable averaging weight
  • A burst mode of operation allows up to 100kS/s sampling rate on analog input channels with data stored to a 192k sample buffer and also provides a waveform generator function using the analog output channels
  • Burst sampling mode can be set up with a single shot or repetitive 48 entry scan list to specify scan sequence, scan rate, and scan count
The 8B isoLynx® SLX300 interfaces to a host system through a choice of communication links and can be either panel or DIN rail mounted. The SLX300 system also is available in a rack-mounted or bench top 1U enclosure.