Universal PCI 8-channel D/A board


Universal PCI 8-channel D/A board

  Price:  $639.00  


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The PISO-DA8U and PIO-DA8U analog output boards support universal PCI interface (3.3 V/5 V PCI). These cards are equipped with 14-bit 8 analog output channels. Each of the D/A channels features double-buffered latch. The PISO-DAxU and the PIO-DAxU series cards (universal PCI versions) are fully compatible with the PIO-DAx cards (PCI versions) and users can replace the PIO-DAx by PISO-DAxU or PIO-DAxU directly without software/driver modification.

The PISO-DA series adds high-voltage isolation design that offers a durable ability to keep users' computers safe from unexpected surge. It is the built-in high-quality isolation components that make PISO-DA series featuring 2500 VDC bus-typed isolation! For the PIO-DA and the PISO-DA series, their voltage output range is from -10 V to +10 V, and their current output range is from 0 to 20 mA. In addition, PISO-DA series and PIO-DA series also feature the following advantages by ICP DAS's innovation:

  1. Accurate and easy-to-use calibration.
    ICP DAS provides the software calibration instead of the manual calibration so that no jumpers and trim-pots are required anymore. The calibration information can be saved in EEPROM for long-term use.
  2. Individual channel configuration.
    In other words, every channel can be individually configured as voltage output or current output!
  3. Card ID.
    ICP DAS provides the card ID function for PISO-DA series and PIO-DA8U (version 1.1 or above). Users can set card ID for each card and then recognize them one by one when more than two boards are used in a computer.

PISO-DA series and PIO-DA series support a wide range of operating systems like Linux, DOS, Windows 98/NT/2000 and 32-bit Windows XP/Vista/7. Moreover, ICP DAS provides all the DLL and Active X for users, and sample programs covering from Turbo C++, Borland c++, Microsoft C++, Visual C++, Borland Delphi, Borland C++ Builder, Visual Basic, C#.NET, Visual Basic.NET and LabView are also provided for intuitive and fast learning!


  • Supports +5 V PCI bus for PIO-DA8
  • 16/8/4 channels, 14-bit analog output
  • Voltage output range: ±10 V
  • Current output range: 0 ~ 20 mA (sink)
  • Two pacer timer interrupt source
  • Double-buffered D/A latch
  • Software calibration
  • 16-channel DI, 16-channel DO
  • One D-Sub connector, two 20-pin flat cable connectors
  • Connects directly to DB-16P, DB-16R, DB-24C, DB-24PR and DB-24POR
  • Supports both +5 V and +3.3 V PCI bus
  • 2500 VDC bus-type and power isolation protection
  • Digital input port can be set to pull-high or pull-low
  • Card ID function, (Version 1.1 or above)


  • High speed data acquisition system
  • Process monitor and control.
  • Vibration analysis.
  • Digital pattern generator from digital I/O port


  • DOS Lib and TC/BC/MSC sample program (with source codes)
  • DLL and OCX SDK for Windows 95/98/NT/2K.
  • DLL and OCX SDK for 32-bit Windows XP/2003/Vista and 32-bit Windows 7.
  • VB/VC/Delphi/BCB/VB.NET/C#.NET sample programs with source codes are included.
  • LabVIEW toolkit for Windows.
  • Driver for Linux and DasyLab.


Analog Outputs
Isolation Voltage N/A
Channels 8 independent
Resolution 14-bit
Accuracy 0.01% of FSR ± 2 LSB @ 25 °C, ± 10 V
Output Range Voltage: +/- 10 V
Current: 0 ~ 20 mA
Output Driving +/- 5 mA
Slew Rate 0.71 V/μs
Output Impedance 0.1 Ω max.
Operating Mode Software
Digital Inputs
Channels 16
Compatibility 5 V/TTL
Input Voltage Logic 0: 0.8 V max.
Logic 1: 2.0 V min.
Response Speed 1.0 MHz (Typical)
Digital Outputs
Channels 16
Compatibility 5 V/TTL
Output Voltage Logic 0: 0.4 V max.
Logic 1: 2.4 V min.
Output Capability Sink: 2.4 mA @ 0.8 V
Source: 0.8 mA @ 2.0 V
Response Speed 1.0 MHz (Typical)
Channels 3
Resolution 16-bit
Compatibility 5 V/TTL
Reference Clock Internal: 4 MHz
Bus Type 3.3 V / 5 V Universal PCI, 32-bit, 33 MHz
Data Bus 8-bit
Card ID Yes(4-bit) for Version 1.1 or above
I/O Connector Female DB37 x 1
20-pin Box header x 2
Dimensions (L x W) 188 mm x 97 mm
(Version 1.1 or above)
Power Consumption 800 mA@ +5 V (PIO-DA8U)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 60 °C
Storage temperature -20 ~ 70 °C
Humidity 5 ~ 85% RH, non-condensing

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