GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Announces Programmable DSC-2300 Series Signal Conditioning System

Designed to offer industry-leading performance and cost-effectiveness in a compact format

  • 3U 16-slot rack-mountable chassis
  • Fully programmable/configurable with Ethernet controller
  • Wide range of plug-in signal conditioning modules for static strain, dynamic strain, charge, ICP® and voltage inputs
  • High signal bandwidths to 150 KHz
  • Dual buffered analog outputs for every channel input
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA August 14, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the DSC-2300 Series high performance signal conditioning systems. Developed to satisfy the growing customer requirement for powerful, modular signal conditioning solutions that are programmable and network-centric, the DSC-2300 is housed in a compact 3U, 16-slot rack-mountable chassis. With a smart Ethernet-based controller to allow for integration within any data acquisition environment, the programmable DSC-2300 Series is designed for a broad range of testing applications including jet and rocket engine testing, vibration testing, acoustic chamber monitoring, wind tunnel testing and other challenging applications requiring high performance. “Today’s test and measurement applications require high bandwidth and accuracy with network programmability for their complex tests,” said Arun Sheth, Global Product Manager, Test & Measurement for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “The flagship DSC-2300 is a rack-mount signal conditioning system that offers compact size and a multitude of signal conditioning options. The high signal channel count coupled with the flexibility of multiple sensor types per channel make it ideal for cost sensitive applications that require high performance.” The DSC-2300 Series achieves its significant performance benefits through its ability to process the input from a wide range of sensors, supporting up to 32 sensor channels (2 channels per slot). Its high channel density keeps its cost per channel low, while its 3U form factor makes it compact and capable of being deployed in space-constrained environments. Ease of use is facilitated by many built-in features such as network programmability, auto zero and balance, calibration, a plug-in mezzanine filter board for each channel and easy customization using the supplied programmer's interface. The DSC-2300 Series currently supports four plug-in signal conditioning modules that are fully configurable and programmable for gain, filter, cut-off frequencies, and calibration. The DSC-2320 module is designed for static strain applications, and provides a two-channel voltage excitation bridge amplifier. The DSC-2325 module is used for dynamic strain applications, and features a two-channel current excitation bridge amplifier. The DSC-2330/31 module supports charge/ICPâ„¢ and voltage inputs. Features common to all models include two programmable levels of over-range detection; reference bus input (oscillator, DAC, short, open or external input); channel output monitor; and two buffered analog outputs for every model. Windows®-based software includes an API, demo applications and GUI for easy test implementation. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms can also provide complete, turnkey solutions. The DSC-2300 signal conditioning system is part of an extensive test and measurement line of products from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms that includes data acquisition systems and data analysis software applications. Each product is designed for optimum integration into a complete test and measurement solution, including third party products and software. About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit ### Note to editors: High res image can be found at Contact: Ian McMurray, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms +44 (0) 1327 322821 ICP is a registered trademark of PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners