Acumen Instruments Corporation introduces the DataBridge‚â„¢ SDR2-CF, an improved version of the SDR-CF. The SDR2-CF is the easy way to add CompactFlash data storage to any device or system and is a convenient drop-in replacement for a computer or laptop.
To simplify system integration, the SDR2-CF now operates from a wider input voltage range and power consumption has been reduced to one-fourth the power of the original version. For applications that demand it, the SDR2-CF also offers a low-power mode and the ability to disable LED indicators, further cutting power consumption for even more battery life. Overall the SDR2-CF offers significant power savings over PC’s, laptops, and embedded PC’s, so batteries last 100 to 1000 times longer and no heat is generated.
For improved control of serial devices, the SDR2-CF now supports arbitrary data port baud rates up to 921,600 baud, the ability to send break characters to a device, and output messages with embedded binary codes. Using the SDR2-CF’s configuration port, the user can connect to a computer to control and monitor recording, download files, change recording settings, or communicate with the serial device using passthrough mode.
Like the SDR-CF, the SDR2-CF captures data from any device equipped with a serial port and stores it in a PC-compatible file on a CompactFlash card. Files appear on a standard drive letter and can be read with any CompactFlash card reader. The SDR2-CF adds support for the FAT32 file system for even greater compatibility.
Filed Under: Data acquisition + DAQ modules, Industrial computers
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