Each SCM5B49 voltage output module provides a single channel of analog output. The track-and-hold circuit in the input stage can be operated in a hold mode where one DAC can supply many output modules, or a track mode where one DAC is dedicated to each module. In addition to the track-and-hold circuit, each module provides signal buffering, isolation, filtering, and conversion to a high-level voltage output.

Setting of the track or hold mode is controlled by the logic state of WR EN\, module pin 23. When pin 23 is low, the track mode is enabled. If pin 23 is high, the hold mode is enabled. The module is designed with a completely isolated computer side circuit which can be floated to ±50V from Power Common, pin 16. This complete isolation means that no connection is required between I/O Common and Power Common for proper operation of the track and hold circuit. For a low state, simply connect pin 23, the Write-Enable pin, to I/O Common, pin 19.

The SCMPB02 and SCMPB06 backpanels allow host computer control of the WR EN\ control line, which allows multiplexing of one host DAC to up to 64 SCM5B49 output modules.
  • Accepts High-Level Voltage Inputs to ±10V
  • Provides High-Level Voltage Outputs to ±10V
  • 1500 Vrms Transformer Isolation
  • ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1 Transient Protection
  • 5 Poles of Filtering
  • 110dB CMR
  • 400Hz Signal Bandwidth
  • ±0.03% Accuracy
  • ±0.015% Linearity
  • CSA Certified, FM Approved, CE and ATEX Compliant
  • Mix and Match SCM5B Types on Backpanel
Voltage Output Modules

SCM5B49 Devices


Part Number Input RangeOutput RangeMechanical FormatIsolation VoltageIsolation TypeAccuracySupply Voltage
0 to +5 V -5 to +5 V Modular plug-in-board 1500 Vrms Transformer 3-way ±0.03% +5VDC ±5%
-5 to +5 V -5 to +5 V Modular plug-in-board 1500 Vrms Transformer 3-way ±0.03% +5VDC ±5%
-5 to +5 V 0 to +5 V Modular plug-in-board 1500 Vrms Transformer 3-way ±0.03% +5VDC ±5%
0 to +10 V -10 to +10 V Modular plug-in-board 1500 Vrms Transformer 3-way ±0.03% +5VDC ±5%
-10 to +10 V -10 to +10 V Modular plug-in-board 1500 Vrms Transformer 3-way ±0.03% +5VDC ±5%
-10 to +10 V 0 to +10 V Modular plug-in-board 1500 Vrms Transformer 3-way ±0.03% +5VDC ±5%
-5 to +5 V -10 to +10 V Modular plug-in-board 1500 Vrms Transformer 3-way ±0.03% +5VDC ±5%

Frequently Asked Questions


How do the SCM5B49 and SCM5B41 differ?
The major difference is the SCM5B41 is an input module and the SCM5B49 is an output module.
This means that.
The 5B41 module has its input on the isolated field side of the module connect to it through screw terminal blocks. The 5B41 module has its output on the system and power supply side of the module connect to it through ribbon cable connector (SCMPB01, SCMPB02, SCMPB05, and SCMPB06) or screw terminal blocks (SCMPB03, SCMPB04, and SCMPB07).
The 5B49 module has its output on the isolated field side of the module connect to it through screw terminal blocks.
The 5B49 module has its input on the system and power supply side of the module connect to it through ribbon cable connector (SCMPB01, SCMPB02, SCMPB05, and SCMPB06) or screw terminal blocks (SCMPB03, SCMPB04, and SCMPB07).

Keywords/Phrases: 5B, 5B module, 5B input module, 5B output module, 5B41, 5B49

Can you make SCM5B45-08 with +/-5V output?
This requires a custom designed module; we typically offer a single module custom solution with unit pricing for the required 10 piece minimum order and 7-8 week lead time. Please contact Dataforth at (520) 741-1404 if your application requires a non-standard range not offered in our product catalog.

Often times, a two module solution can help achieve the required output range. In the aforementioned case of the 5B45-08, one would connect its output to a 5B49-01 thus yielding a +/-5V output. Note that the accuracy specs will be additive across the two modules.

Can Dataforth provide calibration reports for modules I purchased?
Yes we can provide calibration reports for the modules that you purchased.

You can either
a) visit https://www.dataforth.com/TestDataReport.aspx to search for Test Report Datasheets by Serial Number or
b) you can send us a list of model numbers and their serial numbers to support@dataforth.com

Analog Devices announced a last time buy and discontinuance of their signal conditioning modules. Can I replace them with Dataforth signal conditioning modules?
Yes, in general, Dataforth signal conditioning modules are a direct replacement for all Analog Devices signal conditioning modules. e.g. "SCM5B35-xx: Linearized 4-Wire RTD Input Modules" will replace Analog Devices "5B35: Isolated 4 Wire RTD Input Signal Conditioning Module".

Please note that Dataforth signal conditioning modules are RoHS II compliant.

For SCM5B39 modules when I give LabVIEW (or other DAQ software) an output command, I get no output from the backpanel, why?
That’s because the SCM5B39 and the SCM5B49 are output modules, are connected the reverse of input modules, they have their inputs on the system side (power supply side) of the backpanel. They provide their output on the isolated field side of the backpanel.

Keywords/Phrases: 5B, 5B module, 5B output module, 5B39, 5B49

Do you have an MTBF figure for the SCM5B39? What are the main failure modes?
The failure rate calculations for our SCM5B modules can be found in our application note AN503: https://www.dataforth.com/catalog/pdf/an503.pdf

There are no dominant failure modes.

How do I convert an RMS voltage to its corresponding peak voltage?
To convert an RMS voltage to its corresponding peak voltage, you simply take the RMS voltage value and multiply it by the square root of 2, or roughly 1.414.

For example, 1500Vrms corresponds to a peak voltage of 1500 * 1.414 = 2121 Vp

Will the isolation on the SCM5B modules support a discharge of 1500VDC without damaging anything connected to the output?
Yes, the SCM5B modules are isolated up to 1500 Vrms, which means that if the common mode voltage between the field side and system side is limited to 1500Vrms, the device will be protected.

However, the input protection for SCM5B modules (i.e., the voltage across the +IN and -IN input terminals) is 240Vrms max.

Should I ground my sensor wire shield to the 10-32 ground post on the SCMPB01?
It is not recommended to ground the sensor wire shield to the 10-32 ground post on the SCMPB01 because that is the system side ground, while the sensor wire is on the field side. The sensor wire shield should be grounded to the field side ground, which varies based on the signal conditioner you are using. Please see the "Shield Grounding" application note for more information.

Do I need to purchase the SCMXCJC with my SCMPB03?
No, the SCMPB03 comes with the CJC built into the backpanel.

Can I use an SCM5B module with my OM5-BP-SKT-C?
Yes, any of our SCM5B modules are able to be mounted and operated on Omega's OM5-BP-SKT-C board.

How does the load resistance of a module affect the noise at the output?
Noise at the output of a module is independent of load resistance.

I just received an SCMPB01 back panel. How should I configure jumpers J1 through J4 for my application?
The factory configuration for jumpers J1 through J4 is the optimal configuration for most applications. If for some reason this jumper configuration will not work/is not working in your application, see our application note AN502 "Ground Connections and Host System Interfaces" for other valid jumper configurations and what situations you would use them.

What is the recommended power supply for Dataforth SCM5B and 8B modules?
The recommended power supply for the Dataforth SCM5B and 8B modules are the linear power supplies in our SCMXPRT/SCMXPRE series. The SCMXPRT/SCMXPRE power supplies output 5V and have options for 1A output current (SCMXPRT-001) or 3A output current (SCMXPRT-003).

The SCMXPRE series is identical to its SCMXPRT counterpart, but is configured for European voltage standards.

The SCMXPRT-001/SCMXPRE-001 both have the option for DIN rail mounting as well (SCMXPRT-001D/SCMXPRE-001D).

Other power supplies that meet that power requirements of the SCM5B and 8B modules can be used as well, but it is strongly recommended to use a linear power supply rather than a switch-mode power supply. Switching power supplies can add noise artifacts to the output of your modules.

If the input range of my signal conditioner is -1V to +1V and the output range is 0 to 10V, does this mean that it ignores polarity?
A signal conditioner with these I/O ranges does not mean that the module ignores the polarity of your voltage input. The output of voltage input modules are scaled linearly, meaning an input of -1V would correspond to an output of 0V, an input of 0V would correspond to an output of 5V, an input of +1V would correspond to an output of 10V, and so on.

Is the SCMXPRT-003 DIN rail mountable?
The SCMXPRT-001 has an option for DIN rail mounting (part number: SCMXPRT-001D) but the SCMXPRT-003 does not. Instead, it can be mounted on the SCMXRK-002 which is a 19 inch metal rack for mounting the SCMXPRT-003 as well as various Dataforth backpanels and the SCMXIF interface board.

Do you have any SCM5B modules with a 50kHz bandwidth?
None of our standard SCM5B modules have a 50kHz bandwidth. However, it is possible to order a custom SCM5B module with 50kHz bandwidth. Keep in mind that new customs require a 10 pc minimum order and are subject to extra design fees.

What is the required resistance for jumpers J1 through J4 on my SCM5B backpanel?
J1-J4 on the SCM5B backpanels are jumper cables, so they should have 0 ohm resistance.