Apollo_PCIe

Apollo PCIe

Measuring cards for individually designed high-precision
vibro-acoustic measurement systems featuring a high channel count

Overview

The Apollo PCIe-Express measuring cards provide a means to implement individually composed, low-cost, high-precision vibro-acoustic measurement systems with a large number of channels. The synchronized sample rate of DC ... 204kHz per channel with a dynamic range of 120dB of the integrated ADCs ensure a wide range of applications.

The Apollo PCI-Express measuring cards are especially well suited for:

  • Data acquisition and analysis
  • Customized multi-channel vibro-acoustic measuring instruments
  • Noise and vibration monitoring
  • Machinery and equipment status monitoring
  • Acoustic camera
  • Quality assurance
  • Research and development
Apollo_PCIe version overview
Version Order no. Main inputs wish list
Apollo_PCIe_4B 908031.7 4x BNC   Add to List
Apollo_PCIe_4L 908030.0 4x LEMO7   Add to List
Apollo_PCIe_8S 908033.3 8x SMB   Add to List
Apollo_PCIe_8L 908036.6 8x NIM CAMAC coax (Lemo 00 series)   Add to List
Apollo_PCIe_2D 908034.1 1x DSUB (2 channels, support for GRAS41 AM/CN)   Add to List
Apollo_PCIe_4D 908035.8 1x DSUB (4 channels, support for GRAS41 AM/CN)   Add to List
Apollo_PCIe_8D 908032.5 1x DSUB (8 channels)   Add to List

The PCIe measuring cards may be mounted to an empty PCI Express slot in any modern Windows PC. For channel extension any number of measuring cards may be inserted into a PC and synchronized for sample accuracy. Reduction of the data volume is achieved by adjusting the sample rate of each channel individually (binary decimation).

The Apollo_PCIe measuring cards are fully compatible with the PTB-approved Soundbook_MK2 measurement system.

Core features

Freely configurable multi-channel measurement systems

Freely configurable multi-channel measurement systems

The Apollo_PCIe cards allow implementation of customized, sample-synchronized multi-channel measurement systems. Based on the Apollo_PCIe measuring card range and high-quality industrial PCs made in Germany we offer pre-assembled complete solutions. These devices will be equipped with Apollo PCI-Express measuring cards as per customer request and come as a tested complete system including a comprehensive final inspection report.
Highest quality at fair prices

Highest quality at fair prices

The Apollo_PCIe measuring cards are fully compatible with the Soundbook_MK2 measuring instrument. So even at a low investment level you will be provided with top-level measuring equipment.
Highest precision provided by a 24-bit ADC in combination with a new powerful Apollo filter processor

Highest precision provided by a 24-bit ADC in combination with a new powerful Apollo filter processor

Our new powerful Apollo filter processor allows highest-precision real-time analysis with a large number of channels. Integrated weighting filters complying with IEC 61672 for sound level meters, Class 0 filters complying with IEC 61260 for the 1/3 or 1/1 octave analyzer, HVMA weighting filters complying with DIN EN SO 8041, ISO-2631, ISO 5349, ISO-8662, UNI-2614, UNI-11048 and UNI-9916, filters for the evaluation of mechanical vibrations complying with DIN ISO 7919, ISO 2954, ISO 10816 and DIN45666 as well as high and low pass filters provide resource-saving calculation directly on the hardware.
24-bit ADCs safeguard a high signal bandwidth with a linearity range >110dB (typical) complying with DIN 61672, crosstalk <80dB, phase error <0.01°@20kHz and a sample rate of up to 204.8kHz (switchable per channel).
Comprehensive service channels permit universal application

Comprehensive service channels permit universal application

The Apollo_PCIe service channels enable external triggering with an adjustable triggering level or speed measurements via 2x tacho channels from 0.1Hz to 6MHz. Each optionally available APOLLO_PCIe-SLOW 1-slot extension card may be used for additional acquisition of 8 slow process signals with 24 bit DC ... 200Hz and the connection of a GPS receiver.
High-precision synchronisation via cable

High-precision synchronisation via cable

Multiple Apollo_light devices can be synchronised for sample-synchronous operation using a flat ribbon cable. The synchronisation offers sample synchronicity with less than 0.5° phase difference at up to 20 kHz.
Software and drivers naturally downward compatible

Software and drivers naturally downward compatible

The downward compatibility of our drivers and software ensure long-term investment planning. Our SINUS_driver and SAMURAI support all new and legacy SINUS measuring instruments.

Standards

IEC 61672: Class 1 sound level meter

IEC 60651: Class 1 sound level meter

IEC 60804: Class 1 sound level meter

IEC 61260: Class 0 filter

DIN EN SO 8041, ISO-2631, ISO 5349, ISO-8662, UNI-2614, UNI-11048 and UNI-9916:
HVMA weighting filters

DIN ISO 7919, ISO 2954, ISO 10816:
Evaluation of mechanical vibration

Software

SAMURAI SAMURAI
SAMURAI is our universal software package for the real-time noise and vibration analysis and offers comprehensive evaluation functions for post-processing. SAMURAI includes IEC 61672-1 standard sound level meters and 1/3 octaves according to IEC 61260.

SMT SMT
The SINUS Measurement Toolbox for MATLAB® (SMT) provides the functionality of the globally established engineering tool MATLAB®.

NWWin
With Spectra's Noise & Vibration Works software for Windows we provide a feature-rich, high-performance engineering tool for the post-process evaluation of sound and vibration measurement data.

µ-Remus
Specifically designed for mechanical engineers this signal analysis software package particularly excels in modal analysis and rotor balancing.

ME'scope VES
Vibrant Technology, Inc's ME'scope VES software package offers extensive analysis capabilities for modal analyses. ME'scope allows the import of measurement data which were previously exported from our SAMURAI Transfer FRF option.

Technical specifications

PC

Recommended PC configuration:
Processor for up to 2 measuring cards Intel™ dual core 2GHz or IntelTM Core i3 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM
Processor for more than 2 measuring cards IntelTM Core i5 2.6GHz, 4GB RAM
Storage medium 500GB HDD or SSD
Interface PCIe
Operating system Windows XP, Windows 7

Specifications

General technical specifications of Apollo_PCIe
  Apollo_PCIe_4B Apollo_PCIe_4L Apollo_PCIe_8L Apollo_PCIe_4D Apollo_PCIe_8D
Input channels 2/4/8
Number of measuring channels 4 4 8 4 8
Female input connectors BNC LEMO7 NIM-CAMAC DSUB25 DSUB25
Resolution 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit
Real-time bandwidth DC ... 80kHz DC ... 80kHz DC ... 80kHz DC ... 80kHz DC ... 80kHz
Dynamic range 120dB 120dB 120dB 120dB 120dB
Noise < 3µV(A) < 3µV(A) < 3µV(A) < 3µV(A) < 3µV(A)
Sample rates 200Hz to 204.8kHz 200Hz to 204.8kHz 200Hz to 204.8kHz 200Hz to 204.8kHz 200Hz to 204.8kHz
Decimation up to 200Hz sample rate,
selectable per channel
up to 200Hz sample rate,
selectable per channel
up to 200Hz sample rate,
selectable per channel
up to 200Hz sample rate,
selectable per channel
up to 200Hz sample rate,
selectable per channel
Max. input voltage ±1V // ±10V peak ±1V // ±10V peak ±1V // ±10V peak ±1V // ±10V peak ±1V // ±10V peak
Gain 0dB, 20dB 0dB, 20dB 0dB, 20dB 0dB, 20dB 0dB, 20dB
Over-voltage detection yes yes yes yes yes
Phase shift < 0.1° @ 20Hz ... 80kHz < 0.1° @ 20Hz ... 80 kHz < 0.1° @ 20Hz ... 80 kHz < 0.1° @ 20Hz ... 80 kHz < 0.1° @ 20Hz ... 80 kHz
Offset correction yes, automatically at auto-calibration yes, automatically at auto-calibration yes, automatically at auto-calibration yes, automatically at auto-calibration yes, automatically at auto-calibration
Input coupling DC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 10Hz, LP 2kHz DC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 10Hz, LP 2kHz DC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 10Hz, LP 2kHz DC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 10Hz, LP 2kHz DC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 10Hz, LP 2kHz
Microphone voltage supply - ±14V, +20/63/200V switchable - ±14V, +20/63/200V switchable, 12V ±14V, +20/63/200V switchable, 12V
IPC current supply 2/4mA switchable 2/4mA switchable 2/4mA switchable 2/4mA switchable 2/4mA switchable
TEDS (IEEE 1451.4) yes yes yes yes yes
Slow channels 1-8 *)
Resolution 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit
Real-time bandwidth DC ... 200Hz @ 8 channels DC ... 200Hz @ 8 channels DC ... 200Hz @ 8 channels DC ... 200Hz @ 8 channels DC ... 200Hz @ 8 channels
Input voltage range -25V ... +25V -25V ... +25 V -25 V ... +25 V -25 V ... +25 V -25 V ... +25 V
Output channels 1-2
Resolution 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit
Real-time bandwidth DC ... 20 kHz DC ... 20 kHz DC ... 20 kHz DC ... 20 kHz DC ... 20 kHz
Max. output voltage ±3.16Vpeak ±3.16Vpeak ±3.16Vpeak ±3.16Vpeak ±3.16Vpeak
Connector 3.5 jack 3.5 jack 3.5 jack 3.5 jack 3.5 jack
Trigger channels
Trigger 2x In: Trigger / tacho,
trigger level adjustable
0.1Hz ... 6MHz; 2x Out
2x In: Trigger / tacho,
trigger level adjustable
0.1Hz ... 6MHz; 2x Out
2x In: Trigger / tacho,
trigger level adjustable
0.1Hz ... 6MHz; 2x Out
2x In: Trigger / tacho,
trigger level adjustable
0.1Hz ... 6MHz; 2x Out
2x In: Trigger / tacho,
trigger level adjustable
0.1Hz ... 6MHz; 2x Out
Special channels *)
Synchronisation SYNC-BUS
sample-accurate
synchronisation
with external clock on
master board
or via GPS
SYNC-BUS
sample-accurate
synchronisation
with external clock on
master board
or via GPS
SYNC-BUS
sample-accurate
synchronisation
with external clock on
master board
or via GPS
SYNC-BUS
sample-accurate
synchronisation
with external clock on
master board
or via GPS
SYNC-BUS
sample-accurate
synchronisation
with external clock on
master board
or via GPS
Dimensions and weights
Dimensions 170mm x 111mm x 19mm 170mm x 111mm x 19mm 170mm x 111mm x 19mm 170mm x 111mm x 19mm 170mm x 111mm x 19mm
Weight 325g 325g 325g 325g 325g
Power consumption 2.8W 2.8W 2.8W 2.8W 2.8W
Bus system PCIe x1 PCIe x1 PCIe x1 PCIe x1 PCIe x1
Supply voltage 12V 12V 12V 12V 12V
 
Environmental conditions
Operating temperature range -10°C ... +50°C -10°C ... +50°C -10°C ... +50°C -10°C ... +50°C -10°C ... +50°C

*) With the optionally available 1-slot extension board 8 additional special channels with a bandwidth of DC … 200Hz and a SYNC connector for synchronisation via cable or GPS are provided by a Lemo7 connector. A separate internal synchronisation line allows synchronisation of measuring cards within a device.

Order details (Apollo_PCIe versions)
Order no. Description
908031.7Apollo_PCIe_4B (BNC connector)
908030.0Apollo_PCIe_4L (LEMO7 connector)
908033.3Apollo_PCIe_8S (SMB connector)
908036.6Apollo_PCIe_8L (NIM-CAMAC Lemo connector)
908034.1Apollo_PCIe_2D (DSUB 25 connector)
908035.8Apollo_PCIe_4D (DSUB 25 connector)
908032.5Apollo_PCIe_8D (DSUB 25 connector)
Order details (Apollo_PCIe accessories)
Order no. Description
908369.0APOLLO_PCIe-SLOW
908346.5SYNCHRONKABEL_PCIe_4 (1-4 measuring boards)
908185.7Apollo_TACHO CABLE
908186.5Apollo_TRIGGER SPLITTER BOX
905053.7Apollo_GPS SYNCHRONIZATION
908243.1Apollo_SYNC CABLE, 5m
971010.4LEMO7 / BNC ADAPTER

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