Archive for November, 2017

The Many Benefits of Output Amplifier Cards

Do you need signal conditioning amplifiers or I/O boards?

At Precision Analog Systems, we feature a full range of output amplifier cards for all your needs. The PAS 9416/AO and PAS 9418/AO amplifiers work in combination with our VME based analog output cards to provide high current and high voltage analog output subsystems.


The PAS 9416/AO amplifier provides 16 channels of amplification and offset voltage with up to +/- 35 Volts of output voltage and 20 mA of output current. The PAS 9418/AO also provides 16 channels, with up to +/- 160 Volts of output voltage and 50 mA of output current. Both of these cards are built on standard 6U X 160mm VME size boards, so they will plug into the same chassis with our VME Analog Output cards. Most of our analog output cards provide 16 bits of resolution, and have a front panel connector that is compatible with the amplifier cards. The analog output cards provide different speed and accuracy versions of the DAC circuits so that the card can be tailored to meet your application requirements.

Both of these amplifier cards provide two DB37 connectors at the front panel, along with a power connector and two status LEDs. The top DB37 is pin compatible with our analog output cards and is used to connect the signals to the input of the amplifiers. The bottom DB37 connector provides access to the amplified output signals. A six-position connector mounted between the two D sub connectors provides connections to the amplifier’s high voltage power supply pins. Two LED indicators are provided at the top of the front panel and they can be used to display the boards status. These LEDs can either be driven by digital signals from the analog output card, or by user defined signals. Each channel provides individual gain and offset adjustments to ensure high accuracy of the amplified output signals.

VME (Versa Module Europe) Designs

At PAS, we specialize in VME designs for your convenience and to keep your legacy system running. This includes off-the-shelf products, along with enhancing existing products or creating new solutions to achieve desired results. Off-the-shelf items feature 16-bit analog I/O cards. Digital Input / Output cards are equipped with up to 160 channels. These I/O cards even feature signal conditioning cards that are guaranteed to meet your needs within time and budget.

Custom Design Solutions

Our modification ready series offers pre-designed amplifier cards and VME boards. These items are ready for production and modification at any time. With expert engineering and a strong eye on detail, we truly offer custom services that are reliable and dependable. This is why we continue to receive stellar industry ratings and client reviews across a myriad of industries. You can simply check out our extensive product list in order to find the items you need today. We also have a convenient online form where you can request detailed product or service information. We can even provide boards that offer various combinations of output voltage and current drive capabilities to meet your needs.

Resistor Attenuators

As your premier I/O board supplier, we are also proud to feature a fine line of resistor attenuators. Our inventory also includes isolation amps, along with gain instrumentation amp cards. Whether you are looking for ways to boost real world signals or secure optimal compatibility with analog input sub-systems, we can make it happen.

Production Ready Or Customized To Fit Your Needs

Our boards are ready for production or modification. All of our items have passed stringent testing and requirements for industry ready solutions. With years of extensive industry experience, PAS continues to produce innovative and cutting-edge products for a range of clients and industries. If you are interested in learning more, simply contact us today or check our website.

Call 954-587-0668 today to order our products for your business!