8-channel USB measuring instrument and
modular channel extension for Soundbook_MK2
The Soundbook_Expander offers 8 fast 24-bit measuring channels in a USB device.
The Soundbook_Expander extends the Soundbook measurement system with 8 additional measuring channels and various additional service channels. Apart from the channel extension for Soundbook, the Expander, combined with a Widows PC, may be used as a stand-alone USB data acquisition device The Sync-Hub allows sample-synchronous operation of up to 4 Expanders and an additional Soundbook. This enables configuration of measurement systems with 8 ... 40 measuring channels for a wide variety of applications.
Due to its high signal bandwidth, large dynamic range and integrated sensor power supply the flexible, portable measurement system is suited for all professional acoustic and vibration measurement applications. The Expander hardware is fully compatible with the Soundbook_MK2 and is based on the innovative Apollo platform.
You may choose from variants with 8x LEMO7 or 8x BNC measuring channels to match your application requirements. 8 additional slow channels, 2 tacho and trigger channels as well as one synchronisation and one AUX port make it a universal solution.
Connection between Soundbook_MK2 and the Expander is established through a special USB data cable and a separate synchronisation cable. These cables are included in lengths of 10cm for direct device installation and 1.5m for remote operation. When combined with a SYNC_Hub, the system is supplied from the enclosed power adapter.
|Version||Order no.||Main inputs|
Our universal SAMURAI software offers all features required for the standard-compliant noise and vibration measurement and analysis, in real-time as well as during post-processing. The intuitive user interface, high flexibility and a wide variety of options offered by SAMURAI 2.2 make Soundbook, Soundbook_Expander and Apollo_Box extremely robust and popular tools for:
- Engineering services
- Quality assurance
- Research and development
Especially for the acquisition of raw data in multi-channel applications the combination of SAMURAI and each member of the new Apollo platform offers the benefit of a drastic data volume reduction due to:
- individually, per-channel adjustable sample rates and
- low-loss compression capabilities (OggVorbis).
The measurements you may implement with our modular software packages include:
- Sound level measurements
- Frequency analysis
- Signal recording
- Human vibration measurements
- Measurements of ground-propagated vibration
- Building and room acoustics
- Machinery vibration measurements
- Modal analysis
- Order analysis
- Structural analysis
Flexible operation at any PC in your company via USB interface
Robust, compact and shock-resistant
Channel extension for Soundbook_MK2
One single measuring instrument for a wide variety of applications
Our extensive software range makes the Soundbook_MK2_Expander a universal measuring instrument for nearly all application fields in sound and vibration measurement.
The basic scope of the SAMURAI standard software already includes the virtual measuring instruments for time signal, sound level meter, 1/3 or 1/1 octave and FFT analyzer and reverberation time analysis. All values are calculated in real time and for each channel. SAMURAI allows data acquisition and real-time analysis as well as the post-processing of measured values without the need for data format modification due to the use of different software applications.
Extendable to up to 40 channels
20V and 63V microphone polarization voltage for measuring range extension of standard condenser microphones
Highest precision provided by a 24-bit ADC in combination with a new powerful Apollo filter processor
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
High-precision synchronisation via cable or GPS
Software and drivers naturally downward compatible
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
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.
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.
Specifically designed for mechanical engineers this signal analysis software package particularly excels in modal analysis and rotor balancing.
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.
The following specifications apply to the 4-channel versions of Apollo_Box_4L (LEMO7) and Apollo_Box_4B (BNC). Further versions are available on request. Alternatively, we offer the Apollo_PCIe slot card with 4 input channels (BNC) or 8 input channels (SMB).
|Processor||Intel™ dual core, 2GHz, 2GB RAM|
|Storage medium||160GB HDD or SSD|
|Operating system||Windows XP, Windows 7|
|Input channels 1-8|
|Real-time bandwidth||DC ... 80 kHz @ 8 channels|
|Noise||< 3µV(A) @ 0.1Hz ... 20 kHz|
|Sample rates||200Hz to 204.8kHz|
|Decimation||up to 200Hz sample rate, selectable per channel|
|Max. input voltage||±10V peak|
|Phase shift||< 0.1° @ 20Hz ... 80 kHz|
|Offset correction||yes, automatically at auto-calibration|
|Input coupling||DC, AC 0.15Hz, HP 10Hz, LP 2kHz|
|Microphone voltage supply||±14V, +20/63/200V switchable (for BNC versions only on AUX)|
|ICP current supply||2 / 4 mA switchable|
|TEDS (IEEE 1451.4)||yes|
|Digital inputs||2x TTL|
|Digital outputs||2x TTL|
|Microphone voltage supply||±14V, +20/63/200V switchable|
|Slow channels 1-8|
|Real-time bandwidth||DC ... 200Hz @ 8 channels|
|Input voltage range||-25V ... +25 V|
|Output channels 1-2|
|Real-time bandwidth||DC ... 80kHz|
|Max. output voltage||±3.16Vpeak|
|Trigger||2x trigger / tacho, trigger level software-adjustable 0.1Hz ... 6 MHz|
|Synchronisation||Sample-accurate synchronisation with external clock (e.g. Soundbook_MK2)|
|Dimensions and weights|
|Dimensions||258mm x 218mm x 25mm|
|USB cable (standard)||Special USB cable, 1m|
|USB cable (optional)||Special USB cable, 4.8m|
|Power supply||via USB 2 (5V // 1.1A) or with 230 VAC adapter (included in delivery)|
|Protection class||IP54 / IP50 without with Lemo7 protecting caps|
|Humidity||30% ... 90%|
|Operating temperature range||-10°C ... +50°C|
|Storage temperature range||-20°C ... +60°C, 95% humidity maximum|
|Emission||complies with IEC 61000 - 6 - 3|
|Immission||complies with IEC 61000 - 6 - 1|
|908011.6||Soundbook_MK2-Expander_8B (BNC connector)|
|908010.8||Soundbook_MK2-Expander_8L (LEMO7 connector)|
|908190.4||Apollo_SLOW CHANNEL BOX|
|908186.5||Apollo_TRIGGER SPLITTER BOX|
|908242.3||Apollo_SYNC CABLE, 0.5m|
|908243.1||Apollo_SYNC CABLE, 5m|
|908242.5||Apollo_USB CABLE, 5m|
|971010.4||LEMO7 / BNC ADAPTER|