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Products   >   I/O Expansion Modules   >   Analog I/O Modules   >   FP-DAQ1616 Analog I/O Module

FP-DAQ1616 Analog I/O Module

FeaturePak Data Acquisition Module with 2MHz A/D, D/A, autocalibration, and digital I/O

FP-DAQ1616 Analog I/O Module
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About the FeaturePak standard
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FP-DAQ1616 is a data acquisition I/O card integrating Diamond's newest and fastest analog I/O technology and a PCI Express host interface.

This tiny board offers 16-bit or 12-bit A/D sampling at up to 2MHz, supported with an expanded 16K-sample FIFO for reliable data collection in any operating system. Analog output capability has been expanded to 16 16-bit channels with programmable output ranges. All analog I/O features are enhanced with our industry-leading autocalibration technology, featuring independent calibration factors for each input and output range to guarantee maximum accuracy across all operating modes and the entire operating temperature range.

Digital I/O features include seven 8-bit ports with both bit-wide and byte-wide direction control, two 32-bit up/down counter/timers with programmable input source and gate, and four 24-bit pulse-width modulation circuits with 0-100% duty cycle.

FP-DAQ1616 Block Diagram

FP-DAQ1616 Block Diagram: click to enlarge

Universal Driver Software

Diamond's exclusive Universal Driver Software is included at no charge along with the FP-DAQ1616 I/O module It provides a high-level programming library for all of our I/O boards, as well as for the data acquisition circuitry on our SBCs and Embedded-Ready Subsystems. All data acquisition features are supported by easy-to-use function calls, resulting in a reduced learning curve and shortened application development time. The Universal Driver works with Linux and Windows XP. Application examples and projects are included for each function, each board, and each operating system, in order to provide a quick starting point for learning and development. Learn more about our Universal Driver software here.

About the FeaturePak embedded I/O standard

FP-DAQ1616 Analog I/O Module
FeaturePak dimensions
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The FeaturePak™ Trade Association, originated by Diamond Systems, was launched at the Embedded World tradeshow in March, 2010. The FeaturePak Specification defines a highly-compact, low-profile, and inexpensive way to add configurable I/O functions to embedded systems. The tiny FeaturePak modules -- measuring just 1.70 x 2.55 inches (see photo at right) -- can be used for providing snap-in options or upgrades for off-the-shelf single board computers (SBCs) and computer-on-module (COM) baseboards, or as building blocks to simplify the development of fully-custom embedded electronics. Additionally, FeaturePak modules provide "zero height expansion," in that they fit within the normal component envelope of an SBC or COM baseboard and add no height to PC/104-style I/O expansion stacks. Learn more about the FeaturePak embedded I/O expansion standard here.


Host Interface
Interface type PCI Express x1
Analog Inputs
Number of inputs 16 single-ended, 8 differential (software selectable)
A/D resolution 16 bits or 12 bits (1/65,536 of full scale) (user configurable)
Bipolar ranges ±10V, ±5V, ±2.5V, ±1.25V
Unipolar ranges 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-2.5V, 0-1.25V
Input bias current 40nA max
Maximum input voltage ±10V for linear operation
Overvoltage protection -25V to +40V on any analog input without damage
Input Impedance 10^13 ohms
Drift ±10ppm/°C typical
Accuracy ±2 LSB, after calibration
Nonlinearity ±3 LSB, no missing codes
Conversion rate 2,000,000 aggregate samples/sec max
1,000,000 samples/sec for multi-channel operation
Conversion trigger Software trigger, internal pacer clock, external digital signal
On-board FIFO 16K (16,384) 16-bit samples with programmable interrupt threshold
Calibration Automatic; values stored in EEPROM
Analog Outputs
Number of outputs 16
D/A resolution 16-bits (1/65,536 of full scale)
Output ranges ±1.25V, ±2.5V, ±5V, ±10V, 0-2.5V, 0-5V, 0-10V
Output load current ±1mA max per channel
Output short circuit current 15mA max per channel
Transition time 1V/µs typical
Relative accuracy ±1 LSB channel to channel
Nonlinearity ±1 LSB, monotonic
Reset All channels reset to 0V
Calibration Automatic; values stored in EEPROM
Digital I/O -- Ports A, B, C, D
Number of I/O 32 programmable I/O
Compatibility LVTTL and TTL
Pull-up / Pull-down Programmable
Input voltage Low: 0.0V min, 0.8V max
High: 2.0V min, 5.5V max
Input current ±340µA max
Output voltage Low: 0.0V min, 0.4V max
High: 2.4V min, 3.3V max
Output current Low: 16mA max
High: -16mA max
Digital I/O -- Ports E, F, Auxilary
Number of I/O 24 I/O, EXTTRIG, TOUT1
Compatibility LVTTL
Pull-up / Pull-down Programmable for port E only
Input voltage Low: -0.3V min, 1.0V max
High: 2.0V min, 3.6V max
Input current ±340µA max
Output voltage Low: 0.0V min, 0.4V max
High: 2.7V min, 3.3V max
Output current Low: 12mA max
High: -12mA max
A/D Pacer clock 32-bit up/down counter
General purpose 32-bit up/down counter
Clock source 50MHz or 5MHz on-board clock
External signal
Pulse width modulators 4 independent programmable PWMs with user selectable clock at 1MHz or 50MHz
FeaturePak Compliant, zero height expansion
Power consumption 840mW typical without external load
Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
Weight 0.5oz (14.2g)
RoHS Compliant

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16 16-bit or 12-bit analog inputs
2MHz maximum aggregate sampling rate
Programmable input ranges, polarity, and mode
16K sample A/D FIFO with programmable threshold
16 16-bit analog outputs with programmable range and polarity
Autocalibration circuit with precision reference voltages
56 programmable digital I/O
2 32-bit counter/timers for A/D timing and general purpose use
4 24-bit pulse-width modulator circuits
1 PCI Express x1 lane host interface
FeaturePak form-factor compliant
Zero height expansion module
-40°C to +85°C operating temperature
Universal Driver software support
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FP-DAQ1616 User Manual
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About the FeaturePak Standard
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FP-DAQ1616 Analog I/O Module
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FP-DAQ1616 with all data acquisition functions (A/D, D/A, DIO, counter/timers) included
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