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Smart Sensor Network Systems

THE PROBLEM

Interconnecting cables used in traditional measurement systems are cumbersome to manage and increase weight, points of failure, and cost.

THE SOLUTION

The Smart Sensor Network System integrates all of the required measurement functions (e.g. analog signal conditioning, analog-to-digital conversion, digital signal processing, etc.) into a small electronic module that can be placed inside a traditional transducer making it a "Smart Sensor" or in a miniature module that can interface to existing analog transducers. It consists of a multi-drop sensor architecture with smart digital output sensors interconnected to a network interface controller (NIC) through a common digital transducer bus, eliminating most interconnecting cables and increasing the system's performance and reliability.

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6000 - Smart Sensors Network System Overview
Minimum Interconnecting Cables, Increased Performance, Reliability, Noise Immunity
Multichannel Synchronous Sampling
Easy to Design, Use and Maintain
Plug and Play, Self-Describing Units - TEDS
Low Installation and System Cost
Small Ruggedized Packaging
6003 - Three Channel Base Interface Module
3 Differential or Single-Ended Voltage Inputs
Programmable Gain and Offset
Programmable Digital Filter: 64 Order FIR , 10 Hz to 12 KHz
A/D Converter: 16 Bits
Program Sample Rate: up to 250 Ksps/ch
IntelliBus Network Interface
6004 - Three Channel Base Add-on Module
3 Differential or Single-Ended Voltage Inputs
Programmable Gain and Offset
Programmable Digital Filter: 64 Order FIR , 10 Hz to 12 KHz
A/D Converter: 16 Bits
Program Sample Rate: up to 250 Ksps/ch
Network Interface through Base Interface Model 6003 or 6006
6005 - Three DSP Add-on Module
3 Differential or Single-Ended Voltage Inputs
Programmable Gain and Offset
Programmable Digital Filter: 64 Order FIR , 10 Hz to 12 KHz
A/D Converter: 16 Bits
Program Sample Rate: up to 250 Ksps/ch
Network Interface through Base Interface Model 6003 or 6006
6006 - Three Channel IEPE Interface Module
3 Differential or Single-Ended IEPE Inputs
Programmable Gain and Offset
Programmable Digital Filter: 64 Order FIR , 10 Hz to 12 KHz
A/D Converter: 16 Bits
Program Sample Rate: up to 250 Ksps/ch
IntelliBus Network Interface
2300 - Smart PE Accelerometer
Full Scale: ± 1.2 g to ± 500g
Noise Floor: 7 mg rm
Freq Response: 1Hz to 2 KHz
Digital Filter: 64 Order FIR, 10 Hz to 12 KHz
A/D Converter: 16-bit
Programmable Sample Rate: up to 250 Ksps
2330 - Smart PE Accelerometer
Full Scale: ± 0.5 g to ± 500g
Noise Floor: 7 mg rm
Freq Response: 1Hz to 2 KHz
Digital Filter: 64 Order FIR, 10 Hz to 12 KHz
A/D Converter: 16-bit
Programmable Sample Rate: up to 250 Ksps
2600 - Smart PR Accelerometer
Full Scale:± 1.25 g to ± 1000g
Noise Floor: 7 mg rm
Freq Response: DC to 5 KHz
Digital Filter: 64 Order FIR Type, 10 Hz to 12 KHz
A/D Converter: 16-bit
Programmable Sample Rate: up to 250 Ksps
6100 - Network Interface Controller
Supports IntelliBusProtocol
66Mhz, 32bit 3.3V PCI v2.2 Card
Two IntelliBus Serial Ports
Full and Half Duplex Support
RS-485 Physical Layer
Synchronous Data Rates: up to 15 Mbps
Asynchronous Data Rates of 1.2 Kbps to 10 Mbps
External IntelliBus Power Source

VIP Sensors introduces The Smart Sensor Network System, a brand new type of sensor measurement and control system which utilizes a multi-drop network sensor-actuator architecture. This system allows a drastic reduction of interconnecting cables, lowers installation and system costs, increases noise immunity and increases over all performance. The Smart Sensors Network System is a distributed sensor instrumentation system with synchronous/simultaneous sampling consisting of miniature smart digital sensors and transducer modules interconnected to a Network Interface Controller (NIC) through a multi-drop digital serial bus (IntelliBus™). Small transducer modules called IBIMs (IntelliBus Interface Modules) are used to interface any traditional analog transducer to the bi-directional digital bus.

The Network Interface Controller (NIC) Model 6100 is a PC plug in card which provides DC power and the necessary control logic to achieve high throughput synchronous and simultaneous data sampling among all the IBIMs on the transducer bus. It controls the bus communication traffic running at 15 Mbps based on the IntelliBus protocol.

VIP Sensors Model 2300 is a piezoelectric accelerometer with all the necessary electronics to provide digital output with programmable full scale ranges from ± 1.2 g to ± 500 g, programmable high frequency bands from 10 Hz to 12 kHz and programmable sample rates up to 250 ksps.

VIP Sensors Model 2330 is a 3-axis piezoelectric accelerometer with all the necessary electronics to provide digital output with programmable full scale ranges from ± 0.5 g to ± 500 g, programmable high frequency bands from 10 Hz to 12 kHz and programmable sample rates up to 250 ksps.

VIP Sensors Model 2600 is a high performance MEMS Piezoresistive accelerometer with all the necessary electronics to provide digital output with programmable full scale ranges from ± 12.5 g to ± 1000 g within a DC to 5kHz bandwidth. It features a programmable high pass filter 10 Hz to 12 kHz and programmable sample rates up to 250 ksps.

The Transducer Interface Modules Model 6003, 6004, 6005 and 6006 allow traditional analog transducer types to connect to the transducer bus and send digital data. Each of these small modules (1.5" x 1.5" x 0.6") consists of three low noise instrumentation amplifier channels with programmable gain (0.5 to 1000), offset, and high pass filter corner frequency. There is one 16-bit A/D converter per channel with programmable sample rate up to 250 ksps. A powerful microprocessor allows the implementation of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms such as filters, data correction, FFTs, etc. The front end instrumentation amplifier allow conditioning of bridge type transducers such as strain gages, accelerometers, thermocouples, pressure transducers, etc. New IBIM modules will include other interface types.

The Base Interface Module 6003 and 6006 are stand alone units. Besides providing signal conditioning and processing functions, they connect directly to the transducer bus and supports the formation of module stacks in order to increase the channel count density. A single stack (one base module) and Add-on modules such as Model 6004 and 6005 may form stacks of thirty three (33) channels in 1.5" x 1.5" x 5.8" volume.

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