Rigol Technologies announced its newest product category with the M300 Data Acquisition System. It integrates Rigol’s 6.5-digit DMM technology into a system mainframe with modules enabling applications from multichannel scanning to switching and control. The M300 mainframe can hold up to five modules and up to 320 switch points. The mainframe’s graphical display makes scan configuration, monitoring, and storage significantly easier than more traditional front panel interfaces.
“The flexibility of Rigol’s multiplexing modules makes it easy to configure a mix of thermocouples, RTDs, and thermistors to maximize the accuracy and throughput of temperature scans,” said Bob Bluhm, Rigol’s vice president of sales. “The terminal blocks for these modules contain CJC or Cold Junction Compensation references to improve temperature reading accuracy.”
Once a scan is configured, users can monitor trend graphs of critical channels on the display as well as setup multiple alarms. They can store data for every scan without a PC to a USB memory stick attached to the M300. It comes with UltraAcquire Software for power users, with the optional UltraAcquire Pro software for advanced datalogging applications. Control up to five systems simultaneously for parallel scanning and high channel count applications all from a single software interface.
With a complete set of interfaces including GPIB, LAN (LXI-C), USB, and RS-232 as well as additional system integration features including an alarm and trigger connections as well as direct access to the analog backplane, the M300 can be used for multichannel applications from research and industrial to design and production testing, the company says.
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