Model 421 | Multifunction Analog/Digital I/O
- 3 quadrature encoder channels with 16-bit counters
- Four 12-bit D/A outputs
- Eight 12-bit differential A/D inputs
- Watchdog timer
- 48 bidirectional digital signals for solid state relay boards
Model 421 is a legacy product and is not recommended for new designs. Legacy products are available but may have lead times up to 12 weeks and minimum order requirements. Use our Product Finder to find a comparable product or contact our Design Support Team.
The Sensoray Model 421 low cost interface saves space in ISA bus systems by combining five functions into one module. Four flat cables connect the Model 421 to external breakout boards.
Three 16-bit up/down counter channels are optimized for incremental encoders. Each channel accepts two phased TTL or RS-422 signals to track encoder direction and displacement. Unlike conventional counters, the 421 counters do not accumulate errors when the encoder dithers or changes direction. The 421 supplies 5-volt power to each encoder channel.
Eight differential input channels are multiplexed to a sample/hold and successive approximation A/D. A resistor-programmable instrumentation amplifier allows gains of 1 to 1000. The 15-volt outputs from the DC/DC supply ensure A/D linearity for 10 volt input signals.
Four voltage outputs channels may be programmed for 0 to +10 volts. One channel has a remote sense input to minimize line loss errors. All output voltages are reset to zero volts whenever a bus reset occurs.
The 421's watchdog timer output may be routed to either bus reset or nonmaskable interrupt. It may be enabled or disabled under program control. The timer is automatically disabled whenever a bus reset occurs.
The Model 421 has forty-eight digital I/O lines with industry standard pinouts for solid state relay boards. Each line is software programmable as an input or output. The status of output lines may be monitored by software. Whenever a system reset occurs all output channels are turned off.
|Operating temperature||-25 to 70 °C|
|PC bus interface||I/O mapped, 16 ports|
|Input power||< 3 W|
|Conversion time||20 µS|
|Number of channels||8 differential|
|Input resistance||100 MΩ|
|CMRR||100 dB minimum|
|Maximum common mode voltage||5 V|
|Input ranges||±10, ±5 V|
|Offset error||±1/2 LSB|
|Conversion time||200 µs|
|Offset error||±2 LSB|
|Output voltage||±10 V|
|Output resistance||87 Ω|
|Number of channels||48 bi-directional|
|Output voltage||0 to 5 V, open collector|
|Output sink current||100 mA (at 1.1 V)|
|Number of channels||3 quadrature, 16 bit|
|Input voltage||TTL or RS-422|
|Input frequency||350 kHz|
|Watchdog timer time-out||Time-out: 500 ms
2-pin connector may be connected to the bus reset line to allow a system reset from software
|Model 421 Instruction Manual||1.0.0||93 KB|
|Model 421 DLL for Windows||1.0.0||ZIP||76 KB|
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