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Model 6008U, Enclosure 4-Slot 12V DC USB Control & Data Interface


  • DC Enclosure for 4 I/O Modules
  • USB 2.0 Interface provides 5+ MS/s aggregate data rate
  • Calibration voltage input
  • Alarm busses for control external equipment
  • Optional remote operation using gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional on-board data storage
  • Built-in fans and front mounted connections


The 6008U enclosure has 4 slots for Series 6000 input and output modules with a Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) computer interface for programming, control and data output. Multiple enclosures can be combined for larger and/or distributed installations. 6008U is DC operated for mobile applications.

All connections are made on the front allowing the 6008U to be located in the tightest of spaces. It has integral fans that supply cooling air to the modules and power supply. Power is 10 to 20 VDC with 21 to 32 VDC also available. An included power adapter is provided for operation from 120/240 VAC.

A sample clock bus is provided for multi rack installations. Programming and data transfer is USB 2.0, which provides high data transfer rates with low, predictable latency. It interfaces to the USB 2.0 port provided on most PC computers including laptops. Maximum length of the interface cable is 3 meters but it may be extended further using Ethernet with the Control & Data Processor (CDP) option.

Data Redundancy is optionally available. A 2.5" HD (Module 6095) mounts on the USB controller board in each 6008U enclosure and provides a redundant recording point for the DAS. In the unlikely event the Operators Workstation or DAS Software fails, data will continue to record in each enclosure. Data can be recovered from the system post-test.

The Operators Workstation (PCCOWU-LT) is the primary control and data recording point for the Series 6000 DAS. The PCCOWU-LT is typically a laptop, connected to the 6008U's USB port and runs PI660 Data Acquisition Software for system setup, calibration, display, recording, distribution and export.

Data Format  · Data Interface  · Operation  · Connections  · Mechanical  · Specifications  · Operators Workstation (PCCOWU-LT) (Optional)  · Ordering Information 

Data Format

Data Word

16 or 32-bits, 2's complement binary

Scan Table

Maximum format length is 65,536 samples

Sample Rates

Multiple sample rates consisting of the highest sample rate divided by binary numbers. Highest sample rate is programmable with 1 uS resolution

Data Interface

Output Rate

Processor dependent, typically over 5 million 16-bit samples/second


Processor and scan table dependent, typically less than 5 milliseconds

Clock Stability

100 ppm over temperature range



Control and data interface is USB 2.0


Window's driver (Both 32 and 64-bit) provides high-level operating command set. Fully compatible with all implementations of PI660 operating software

Control Inputs

TTL inputs for Start, Stop and Trigger assert flags in the header of output data that initiate software control operations


Warning and alarm buses may be independent or shared between enclosures and may initiate an output from a digital I/O type module



15-Pin Type D mounted on rear panel. Mating connector supplied.


15-Pin Type D mounted on rear panel. Mating connector supplied.


Sampling clock synchronization for multiple rack systems. RJ45 connector on controller board. Category 5, 2-meter cable supplied.


2-meter cable supplied.


Power Input

10 to 20 VDC. (21 to 32 VDC available on special order)

Operating Temperature (Mechanical)

0 to +50 ºC


95% without condensation


13.4 in


7 in


16.7 in


Approximately 30 pounds with all channel modules



6085 - Connector Interface Panel for 6005 Enclosures. I/O module specific.

Operators Workstation (PCCOWU-LT) (Optional)

Operating System

Windows 7, 64-Bit (others Windows OS configurations available)

Processor & Memory

Intel Core i5 or better. 2 GB RAM


160 GB SSD or better and CD/DVD. Larger disk drives available.


Gigabit Ethernet


15 in


115 or 230 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz.

Operating Temperature

0 to +50 ºC


Laptop (other configurations available)

Ordering Information 

Ordering Information

6008U - Enclosure, 4-slot, 12V DC USB Interface.
6095 - Redundant Hard Drive
PCCOWU-LT - Operators Workstation. Laptop.


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