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3852A Data Acquisition and Control System

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Description

You can easily configure a Keysight 3852A data acquisition and control system to meet your needs for measuring physical parameters. The 3852A is set up to handle many different transducer inputs including thermocouples, thermistors, RTDs, and strain gages, as well as being ready to measure dc volts, currents, resistances, pulse counts, frequencies, and more. The 3852A mainframe has eight (8) slots for plug-in function modules, and has provisions for extending the mainframe (the 3853A) for large systems requiring more plug-in cards.

Choose from three digital voltmeters to meet your measurement needs. The voltmeters can be used in the mainframe or the extenders, and multiple voltmeters are allowed in each mainframe. With the 3852A you can choose from a complete set of input and output plug-in modules that provide a variety of measurement and output-controlling capabilities.

The 3852A has built-in, 68000-based intelligence to increase the speed and effectiveness of the system and to collect, analyze, and respond to data. Control decisions are handled quickly using subroutines running within the mainframe (not having to communicate via GPIB to an external computer in every case). This intelligence can be used to return only the most significant data to the computer, increasing its efficiency with other tasks. The power of this front-end intelligence, in combination with an 9000 Series 300 computer and optional data acquisition software, adapts easily to testing your product or characterizing your processes. Or, if you prefer, you may configure your system to run with a PC as the host computer, possibly incorporating the Graphical Programming Language from Keysight VEE.

You may also want to consider our new VXI solutions for Data Acquisition as well.

  • High Speed and Accurate Analog in One System
  • Versatile and Expandable
  • Built-in, 68000-based intelligence
  • Maximum channels/system differential: 1848
  • Maximum channels/system single-ended: 4620
  • Interfaces: IEEE-488
  • DCV (range): ± 300V
  • Maximum measurement speed (readings/second): 100,000
  • Best resolution (bits): 22
  • Best accuracy: 0.008 %
  • Resistance (maximum reading): 3 Mohm
  • ACV (range): ± 200V
  • Best resolution (bits): 22
  • Best accuracy: 0.5 %
  • Count (maximum frequency): 200kHz
  • Digital input: isolated
  • Maximum speed: 230kHz
  • Analog output DCV (range): ± 10V
  • Analog output DCI (range): ± 20mA
  • Maximum internal memory: 4Mbyte (option)
  • Backplane type: Proprietary backplane