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Microstar Laboratories Releases xDAP 7420 Data Acquisition System

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Microstar Laboratories Inc. has announced the release of the xDAP 7420 data acquisition system. xDAP 7420 adds a high-speed sampling mode to the capabilities of the xDAP line. This system is CE compliant, making it suitable for applications in the European Union and worldwide. It is also compatible with both North American and European power standards, requiring no switching or reconfiguration. The xDAP 7420 also retains all of the capabilities of xDAP 7410.

Like xDAP 7410, each xDAP 7420 provides eight parallel 16-bit analog-to-digital converter channels. These are clocked simultaneously and run at configurable rates of up to 2 million samples per second. The aggregate sample transfer rate limit is 8 million samples per second, with transfers to the host continuously sustainable across the USB interface at this rate. For host applications that cannot sustain this pace, there is enough local buffer memory to record a full minute of activity without any concurrent transfers.

xDAP 7420 features an embedded 2.0 GHz Celeron processor that manages all the real-time aspects of acquisition hardware management and data buffering. All of this, plus higher level data pre-processing and transfer management, is controlled by the embedded DAPL real-time operating system that runs on every Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) system. On the host side, xDAP 7420 application software uses the same "channel architecture" driver and server software used by other DAP products.

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