Boulder Environmental Sciences and Technology, a manufacturer of oscillators, lens horn antennas, video amplifiers, microwave radiometers and related microwave remote sensing devices, has revealed a low-power and compact data acquisition system.
The new Colibri carrier board and Analog-to-Digital Converter is capable of communicating over an Ethernet network and integrates Toradex Colibri modules or T20 COM (computer-on-module). Capable of sampling 24 single-ended analog channels, it features two 12-bit ADuC7026 microcontrollers and requires only 4 to 17 V DC input voltage. The low-power consuming device samples all channels at a frequency of over 1kSPS.
With the attached Colibri COM, the CADC measures only 3"x1.9"x0.4" (76x 48 x10 mm) and weighs only 1.2 ounces (34 g).
The CADC enables digital-to-analog video signal conversion required for system debugging. It can be connected to a hub or a regular switch using an Ethernet magnetic module. By connecting the Colibri Analog-to-Digital Converter to an external service board using a 40 pin FPC cable, which allows access to PS2 mouse, keyboard, VGA monitor, JTAG interface, two RS-232 interfaces, and two USB ports, setup and debugging can be established.
Toradex is a Switzerland-based software and hardware manufacturer. It manufactures RoHS compliant computer modules, carrier boards, USB sensors and PDA kits. Its carrier boards include the Protea carrier board, the Orchid carrier board, the MECS Tellurium carrier board, the Iris-Pico ITX carrier board and the Colibri Evaluation carrier board.