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Update: Orders now being taken for the new M2i A/D digitisers  January 2006
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This next generation of boards suitable for both the PCI-X and PCI PC slot offers a wide variety of enhanced features compared to the older Mi series, most notably the on-board memory is now the deepest available on a single board
- up to 4 GBytes! This on-board memory can also be used as a FIFO buffer, with a sustained data transfers rate of more than 200 MByte/sec possible over the PCI-X interface. Transfer can even commence during board signal capture operation increasing data processing efficiency.

Other improvements include:-
  • ABA mode. Hardware based change from slow to ultra fast sampling on a trigger event.
  • Improved user interface to sample clocks. For example, setting the sampling rate of slave boards from the master is easier. Slave rates can be now set exactly and not restricted to certain set divisions.
  • Pre and post trigger data now available in all modes - including Multiple Record where sample start triggers can be less than 20 samples apart. (That's less than 100 nano seconds at 200MS/s!).
  • 100% compatible to standard 32 bit PCI systems.
  • Compatible with programs written for the older Mi boards by a special adaption layer.
We will continue to supply the older (series one cards) henceforth for several years to come for those with existing systems who are happy with their current systems. We believe in giving the customer this choice.

For more details contact us, or click "more info" below for a specially prepared M2i brochure which has a listing of all the boards available, plus the new fast 16 bit models for mid 2006....

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New: New DEWEtron range of rugged portable PC's  January 2006
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We are please to announce the release of two rugged portable PC's for lab, field and in-vehicle use. Both the DEWE3028 and DEWE2508 have a tough light aluminium chassis, 15" TFT screen and a keyboard that neatly clips to the front making carrying easy. Both are suitable for AC and DC use. The DEWE3028 can be fitted with a UPS battery to overcome brief periods of low supply voltage during engine cranking in a vehicle whilst the DEWE2508 has a fully independent supply of hot-swappable Li-ion batteries - ideal for remote locations!

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New: M2i range extends to digital I/O boards  July 2006
M2i.70xx series digital board

Following on from the release of the ultra high speed signal capture (A/D) PCI/PCI-X boards, the M2i range is now being extended to the digital instrumentation I/O too. Available with up to 64 bits I/O width and 125MS/s, these boards have all the M2i "next-generation" advantages, so providing the user with 4GByte on board memory +200Mbyte/s transfer speed and cost effective options bundles to allow multiple trigger operation, gated sampling and trigger time stamping. They are fully compatible with the A/D range with easy synchronisation methods for up to 16 cards. Drivers available for Windows/Linux and third party programming packages such as LabVIEW, MATLAB and VEE.

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New: M2i.46xx range gives fast 16 bit resolution and true differential inputs  September 2006
M2i.46xx series digital board

For an application requiring a combination of high speed and high resolution, Dataquest Solutions introduce the Spectrum 16 bit M2i.46xx series of acquisition boards, carefully designed to give the best effective number of bits (ENOBS) in all the speed and amplifier ranges (eight in all, in the range +/-50mV to +/-10V). The M2i.46xx also provides the options of single-ended and true (not pseudo) differential inputs, easily selectable from the software, this effectively meaning that the full number of channels remains - up to 8 being available, each with its own A/D converter. Working with differential channels provides excellent common mode noise rejection enhancing the board's performance and giving best results.

With the option to stream data in real time to PC, or the boards own memory, this gives the ideal choice for precise measurement at speeds up top 3M samples /sec. As with all Spectrum boards an excellent range of software drivers (32 and 64bit) are available for Windows/Linux code programmers, as well as third party packages such as LabVIEW, LabWindows, MATLAB, VEE, DASYLab or MS Excel.

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New: M2i.47xx range provides 16 bit resolution on 16 inputs  November 2006
M2i.47xx series digital board

Further extending the range of high speed and high resolution boards, Dataquest Solutions introduce the Spectrum 16 bit M2i.47xx series of acquisition boards. As with the M2i.46xx this board is carefully designed to give the best effective number of bits (ENOBS) but with 16 single ended inputs.

With the option to stream data in real time to PC, or the boards own memory, this gives the ideal choice for precise measurement at speeds up to 0.5M samples /sec. As with all the Spectrum range an excellent range of software drivers (32 and 64bit) are available for Windows/Linux code programmers

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