April 2, 2014. Rigol Technologies USA Inc. announced its newest product category with the M300 Data Acquisition System. Integrating Rigol’s 6.5-digit DMM technology into a robust and versatile system mainframe with modules enables applications from multichannel scanning to switching and control. The M300 mainframe can hold up to five modules and up to 320 switch points. The mainframe’s graphical display makes scan configuration, monitoring, and storage significantly easier than more traditional front panel interfaces.
One of the most important applications for acquisition systems is temperature measurements. Environmental sensing and especially these kinds of temperature measurements are critical to research in sensors, biotechnology, and the engineering disciplines as well as environmental and late stage design verification where aging or thermal testing is often done. Rigol’s vice president of sales, Bob Bluhm explained, “The flexibility of Rigol’s multiplexing modules makes it easy to configure a mix of thermocouples, RTDs, and thermistors to maximize the accuracy and throughput of temperature scans. The terminal blocks for these modules contain CJC or Cold Junction Compensation references to improve temperature reading accuracy.”
Once a scan is configured, users can monitor trend graphs of critical channels on the display as well as setup multiple alarms. Optionally, you can store data for every scan without a PC to a USB memory stick attached to the M300 so you never lose data again.
The M300 also comes included with UltraAcquire Software for power users with the optional UltraAcquire Pro software for advanced datalogging applications. Control up to five systems simultaneously for parallel scanning and high channel count applications all from a single software interface. The M300 also comes included with UltraAcquire Software for users with the optional UltraAcquire Pro software for advanced datalogging applications.