United Electronic Industries (UEI) (Walpole, MA) has released a new Ethernet-based data acquisition (DAQ) and control platform. The DNF-4-1G FLATRACK provides two Gigabit Ethernet (100/10 Base- T compatible) interfaces and four front-loading I/O slots. Over 50 compatible I/O boards can be installed and easily interchanged for blended I/O architectures. The FLATRACK can accommodate up to 100 analog inputs, 128 analog outputs, 192 digital I/O bits, 48 ARINC-429 channels, a four MIL-STD-1553 serial bus, and 32 RS-232/422/485 ports.

The DNF-4-1G FLATRACK features a simple, universal API-friendly layer and full compatibility with common programming languages, including VB, VB .NET, C, C#, C++, J#. The system is compatible with popular OS distributions, including Windows, Linux, RTX, InTime, VxWorks and QNX, as well as engineering packages such as MATLAB, LabVIEW, DASYLab, OPC, and ActiveX. The FLATRACK is the host to dual-channel NICs, a PowerPC CPU, two USB 2.0 controller/slave ports, timing/trigger interface circuitry, configuration ports, power supply and operational software, all in a standard 1U rack-mountable chassis.

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