Each C5B 49 voltage output module provides a single channel of analog output. The track-and-hold circuit in the input stage can be operated in a hold mode where one DAC can supply many output modules, or a track mode where one DAC is dedicated to each module. In addition to the track-and-hold circuit, each module provides signal buffering, isolation, filtering, and conversion to a high-level voltage output.
Setting of the track or hold mode is controlled by the logic state of WR EN\ (module pin 23). When pin 23 is low, the track mode is enabled. If pin 23 is open or high, the hold mode is enabled. The module is designed with a completely isolated computer-side circuit which can be floated to ±50V from Power Common (pin 16). This complete isolation means that no connection is required between I/O Common and Power Common for proper operation of the track-and-hold circuit. For a low state, simply connect pin 23, the Write-Enable pin, to I/O Common (pin 19).
The C5BP 02 and C5BP 06 panels allow host computer control of the WR EN\ control line, which allows multiplexing of one host DAC to up to 64 C5B 49 output modules.