8-channel smart sensor interface | Model 7430

Model 7430 8-channel smart sensor interface
  • Measures thermocouple, RTD, strain gage, voltage, 4-20 mA, thermistor, and resistance
  • 8 sensor channels with differential inputs
  • Provides excitation to passive sensors
  • Pulsed sensor excitation minimizes sensor self-heating
  • Cold-junction compensation for thermocouples
  • Each channel configurable for any supported sensor type
  • Fully electronic calibration


The Sensoray Model 7430 Smart A/D offers a cost-effective way to acquire sensor data for any STD bus system. This model features 16-bit resolution from eight input channels, each individually programmable for a different sensor type. Analog-to-digital conversion is performed in under 22 milliseconds, providing a scan rate of 45 channels per second.

The 7430 board plugs directly into any STD bus slot. Channel linearization, calibration, and sensitivity are software-programmable, eliminating trim potentiometers and the need for board access.

Model 7430 application



The Model 7430 automatically self-calibrates by measuring internal references. Reference data is stored in an EEPROM so that boards may be easily interchanged. Signal conditioning is provided for thermistors, RTDs, thermocouples, strain and pressure, resistance and voltage inputs. Standard correction for non-linear sensors is built in. Custom compensation can be downloaded.


A pulsed constant-voltage source is provided for strain and pressure sensors. A pulsed constant-current source is provided for resistive sensors.

Lead loss errors from RTDs, thermistors, and resistors are eliminated with the use of four-wire circuits. The on-board microprocessor continually scans the active sensor channels. Each channel is scanned, amplified, digitized, filtered, converted to engineering units, and stored in on-board memory, independent of host CPU activity.

Field wiring is made directly to the 7430. Each channel has a 5-pin connector: two pins for voltage inputs, two for sensor excitation, and a fifth pin for connecting a shield. A temperature sensor is attached to an integral isothermal plate as a thermocouple reference. These connectors are supplied with each Model 7430.


Input resistance100 MΩ
Maximum input voltage63 VAC rms
CMMR95 db/min
Maximum command mode±5 V
A/D converter16-bit integrating
Conversion time22 ms/channel
A/D scan rate45 samples/second
Operating temperature-25 to 85 °C
InterfaceSTD 80
Input power 5 V (at 100 mA)
12 V (at 45 mA)
Dimensions(W x H): 4.50 x 6.70 inches
Sensor Types
ThermocouplesJ, K, T, S, E, B, N, C, R
Platinum RTD100 Ω, types 385 and 392
Nickel RTD120, 200, 1000 Ω
Copper10 Ω
Thermistors10000 Ω, YSI types 44006 or 44031
Strain gauges120 to 4000 Ω
Sensor Resolution Range
Thermocouples 0.1 °C -270 to 1760 °C
Thermistors 0.01 °C -55 to 145 °C
Resistors 0.02 Ω
0.125 Ω
31 Ω
0 to 400 Ω
0 to 3 kΩ
0 to 600 kΩ
RTDs 0.05 °C
0.0125 °C
-200 to 800 °C
0 to 400 °C
Strain/Pressure 5 µV ±100 mV
DC voltage 5 µV
20 µV
200 µV
±100 mV
±500 mV
±5 V


File Version Type Size
Model 7430 Instruction Manual1.0.0PDF105 KB


File Version Type Size
Smart A/D Software Development Kit1.0.2ZIP243 KB
Other Operating Systems
Need a software development kit for another operating system? We can port our SDK to
your OS or provide the information you need to do it yourself. Contact Sales for details.

Pricing & Ordering

Model Description Qty 1 Qty 2-9 Order Qty.
74308-channel smart sensor interface$772$703

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