Rabbit Powers Award-Winning Touch Panel Control System
供稿：百信企业有限公司 2007/9/4 15:18:00
Test & Measurement World named Tidal Engineering VersaTenn V touch panel control system one of the best new test and measurement products of 2000. One of only 12 products selected for the magazine annual "Best in Test" honors, the VersaTenn V is an environmental chamber controller powered by the Rabbit 2000
"This is our second Best in Test award in three years," says Craig Borax, engineering manager of Tidal Engineering. "And we are proud to say that Rabbit Semiconductor has played a big part of our success in both cases!"
Developed for Tenney Environmental, makers of environmental test chambers, the VersaTenn V employs the Rabbit 2000 in its input/output controller--called the Olympic Processor. The VersaTenn V plays a crucial role in the environmental testing of advanced electronic products. In controlling critical test parameters and then managing the resulting data, the VersaTenn V helps design engineers meet tight product-development cycles.
Tidal chose the Rabbit 2000 because the main goal for the controller was to off-load most of the input and output, something the Rabbit could do efficiently and cost effectively. This, combined with the Rabbit powerful and expandable characteristics, made the Rabbit "a dream come true," says Borax.
"Initially, we were researching other approaches, but then Rabbit Semiconductor launched the Rabbit 2000," says Borax. "We were thrilled. The timing was incredible because we were about to commit to another approach that was less than optimal. The Rabbit 2000 is perfect--it exceeded all of our requirements for usability, performance, features, and cost."
The Dynamic C software development system was another selling point for Tidal. "We love the Rabbit 2000 powerful Dynamic C development environment, and it is free with the development kit," says Borax. "What more could we ask for?"
The VersaTenn V is a truly "connected" device, with Ethernet, IEEE 488, RS-232, and RS-485 interfaces making it easy to move test data around the lab, around the factory, and even around the world. Such advanced communication capabilities are essential for building the "Global Factory" of the future.
The VersaTenn V controller offers a host of features previously unavailable in environmental chambers, including:
旹thernet and Web-based remote control and monitoring
旴uilt-in data acquisition (up to 64 channels)
昗indows CE-based touch screen supporting multiple languages
昉owerful online setup Wizards
About Tidal Engineering
Based in Randolph, New Jersey, Tidal Engineering designs and manufactures embedded hardware and software for test and measurement and data acquisition products. Tidal also provides engineering services, custom electronic product development, and turnkey distributed data acquisition and control systems.