850 Universal Interface - UI-5000

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Overview

The 850 is PASCO’s most flexible interface and is designed specifically to be used in conjunction with the powerful PASCO Capstone software.  

The 850 interface boasts four digital inputs, four analog ports, four PASPORT sensor ports, a 15 W function generator, dual high speed function generators and much more. 

The Four Digital Inputs allow direct use of photogates and other digital sensors (such as Time-of-Flight), with no adapter needed!  The four analog inputs can be used with PASCO’s entire line of analog CI sensors.  Plug voltage sensors into them and measure voltages to ±20 V at sample rates of up to 10 MHz on 1 or 2 channels or 1 MHz on four channels.

The four PASPORT sensor ports accept any of the more than 70 available PASPORT sensors.   And ScienceWorkshop and PASPORT sensors can be used together meaning that there are over 120 sensors to choose from to meet any application.

The outputs on the 850 include a 15 Watt Function generator which supplies up to ±15 V @ 1 A, DC and AC.  Both the output voltage and current are measured directly by the 850 and can be recorded as data.

Waveforms include sine, triangle, square and ramp (all with DC offset), with a frequency range of 0.001 Hz to 100 kHz.  The two additional Function Generators supply low power at higher frequencies (up to 500 kHz), with independent control of frequency, waveform, amplitude and phase shift.

Comparing the 550 and 850 Universal Interfaces

Feature and Spec Comparison

Details

  • Four Photogate Ports - directly connect photogates, Time-of-Flight and more.
  • Four Analog Ports - For use with all analog ScienceWorkshop sensors such as Voltage, Force and Sound
  • Four PASPORT Ports - compatible with the complete line of more than 70 PASPORT sensors
  • 15 Watt Function Generator with Power Amplifier
  • Dual Independent High Frequency Function Generators
  • High Speed Sampling - up to 10 MHz on two channels or 1 MHz on four channels.
  • USB 2.0 computer connection
  • External Trigger Input/Output for synchronizing multiple 850s and more
  • 44-Pin Expansion port for full expandability in the future
  • Analog inputs protected up to ±300 volts. Outputs and power supplies are short circuit proof.
  • And of course, the 850 is protected by PASCO's five year warranty.

Includes

  • Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • How It Works

    • Works with both blue PASPORT and black ScienceWorkshop sensors
    • Can be used simultaneously with other PASPORT interfaces
    • Is controlled with PASCO's new Capstone Software which also controls all other PASCO USB interfaces
    • Is a 100 kHz signal generator, 15 W power amplifier, and 10 MHz sample rate oscilloscope all in one device.

    Specifications

    Four Analog Ports
    • For use with analog ScienceWorkshop sensors
    • Input impedance: 1 MΩ
    • Input Protection: ±250V continuous
    • Selectable Voltage Gain: X1, X10, X100, X1000
    • Not for use with CI-6552A Power Amplifier
    High Speed Sampling
    • Measure voltages on two channels with sample rates of up to 10 MHz simultaneously or on three or four channels at up to 1 MHz simultaneously.
    15 W Function Generator
    • Waveforms: sine, triangle, square wave, positive and negative ramps, DC
    • Frequency Range: 0.001 Hz to 100 kHz; 1 mHz resolution
    • Amplitude Range: ±15 V
    • Resolution: 7.3 mV, 12-bit DAC
    • Max Output Current: 1 A at 15 V, over-current detection
    • Selectable Short-Circuit Current Limit: 1.5 A, 1.1 A, 0.55 A
    • Selectable Voltage Limit
    • Selectable DC Offset
    • Frequency Sweep Function
    • Measure Output Current: 61 μA at 10V
    Dual Independent High Frequency Function Generators
    • Independent control of frequency, waveform, and amplitude
    • Waveforms: sine, triangle, square wave, positive and negative ramps, DC
    • Frequency Range: 0.001 Hz to 500 kHz; 1 mHz resolution
    • Amplitude Range: ±10 V
    • Resolution: 2.5 mV, 12-bit DAC
    • Max Output Current: 50 mA at 10 V
    4 Photogate Ports
    • Digital sensors such as Photogates and Time-of-Flight plug directly into the 850 without needing adapters
    • Compatible with all ScienceWorkshop digital sensors
    • Sensor Connect Detection
    4 PASPORT Sensor Ports
    • Compatible with PASCO's complete line of more than 70 PASPORT sensors
    • Sample rates depend on sensors
    • Sample rate of the ports can be greater than 1000 Hz
    850 Power Adapter
    • 20 VDC, 6 A
    Computer Connection
    • USB 2.0 (4890 Mbps)
    External Trigger Input/Output
    • BNC Jack
    • Synchronize multiple 850s
    • Signal direction controlled by software
    • 3.3 V TTL, 510 Ω
    • ESD protection
    External Module 44-pin Connector
    • For connecting accessories (available in the future) to control and monitor a variety of new devices such as stepper motors and circuit boards
    • Access to the 3 Signal Generators
    • 8 Additional Digital I/O Pins
    • 3 Additional Analog Differential Inputs (±10 V)
    • High Speed PASPORT Channel for Self-Identification of Plug-In Modules
    • Power Sources: +5 V at 500 mA, ±12 V at ±300 mA

    Buying Guide

    631298
    UI-5400
    PASCO Capstone Site License
    Available to Non-U.S. customers only.
    1
    631297
    UI-5401
    PASCO Capstone Single User License
    1
    Required - One of the following
    PASCO Capstone Site License   UI-5400
    PASCO Capstone Single User License   UI-5401