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.