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Alternative data systems for use with the 2401B position analyzer which are based on the FAST ComTec multiparameter (MPA) systems. There are three primary models, the MPA-3, MPA4 and MCA4-MPAx systems, which can all be used with the 2401 to collect a simple two parameter, X&Y position data set. For these setups, the 2401 X and Y analog signals along with the STROBE signal would be feed to the system, which would be operated in SVA (sample voltage analysis) mode. The STROBE is used to trigger a compatible ADC as to when the data event is sampled and recorded (SVA mode, rather than a traditional peak detection).

For a basic 2D X-Y display system, an example 2-parameter system may consists of the MPA-3/2P system and a 7072 ADC. Alternatively, a MPA-3/4P system will provide a more elaborate and expandable system for greater multi-parameter applications such as those involving X-Y and Time data. While the MCA4-MPA2 would be the simplest solution requiring only the unit itself and few cables.



 Selection Guide
 Model  Description


 MPA-3 Dual-Parameter Base System, 2 digital ADC interface ports. No ADC's included. For applications requiring only 2 input parameters such as X-Y detectors. Not expandable, cannot add Quad Expansion Modules.


 Dual input, 8k channel (13-bit) resolution, 600ns fixed conversion/transfer time, SAR-ADC, featuring two independent ADC's in one NIM module, with either auto-peak-detecting pulse height analysis mode or an externally-triggered sampled voltage analysis (SVA) mode.


 Full width rack mount NIM BINs (12 slots), 140 Watts, 7 Voltages, Over-voltage protection for +/- 6V.

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