Carrier Amplifier-Oscillator/Demodulator for DVRTs®; Inductive, Capacitive and Resistive Bridge Circuits.
Designed for ease of use and general versatility, this printed circuit card provides complete temperature compensated conditioning for any sensors. The DEMOD-DVRT® -TC utilizes both alternating current and direct current excitation of the sensor’s inductive bridge to accurately measure position in the face of temperature gradients. Each card contains the requisite components to facilitate plug-and-play use, including active, jumper selectable low pass filters, input supply line filters with reverse input protection, and output line buffers. The DEMOD-DVRT® -TC sine wave excitation and synchronous demodulator provide excellent noise rejection and elimination of thermally induced potentials.
- temperature compensated signal conditioning
- precision synchronous demodulation
- rapid warm-up time
Ease of Use
- plug-and-play with LORD MicroStrain® motherboards
- compatible with all LORD MicroStrain® DVRT sensors
- adjustable trimmers to set resolution range
Compensates for a temperature gradient across the sensor
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If you are using the standard cable type supplied with the DVRT sensors, 20 feet is the maximum for M-DVRT and MG-DVRT, and 60 feet is the maximum for S-DVRT, SG-DVRT and NC-DVRT. If you require longer cable lengths, LORD MicroStrain® can provide custom cables of lower resistance.Direct link: view
No, carbon fiber has not been shown to pose a problem.Direct link: view
In most cases, MicroStrain calibrates every DVRT with its accompanying electronics and provides a detailed calibration certificate. The certificate provides 3 methods of calibration and all the particulars including formulas to resolve voltage into engineering units.
- Standard Least Squares Linear Fit provides a simple mathematical method to convert sensor output to displacement and delivers reasonable accuracy.
- Polynomial Fit provides a more mathematically intensive method to convert sensor output to displacement and in turn delivers a high degree of accuracy. A possible drawback to some users of this method may be that it can not accurately report measurements beyond its stroke length (i.e., over-stroking).
- Multi-Segment Linear Fit provides the most mathematically intensive method to convert sensor output to displacement, delivers a high degree of accuracy and is not subject to the drawback of over-stroking.
The output is an analog DC voltage proportional to linear displacement. The full scale voltage is optionally +/-5 volts or 0-10 volts. The analog voltage is easily read using a multi-meter or DAQ. The voltage can also be read in the digital domain by using LORD MicroStrain® Smart Motherboards. These Smart Motherboards provide a data gateway to PC-based software or to user-programmable LCD displays on the motherboard itself.Direct link: view
Typically, every DVRT is calibrated at the factory with its accompanying DEMOD signal conditioner. The calibration is made over the entire system (DVRT and DEMOD) to insure the highest accuracy. DVRTs and DEMODS are color-coded to insure that they stay together as a pair when in use.Direct link: view
LORD MicroStrain® posts links to a number of published scientific papers at: http://www.microstrain.com/company/scientific-papersDirect link: view
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No. LORD MicroStrain® makes a DEMOD-DC which provides an alternate method of DVRT signal conditioning. The DEMOD-DC provides conditioning as an in-line connector and connects to your DAQ. Although not normally recommended, a DEMOD-DVRT or a DEMOD-DVRT-TC can be used without its Motherboard enclosure; external power is the only requirement.Direct link: view
#1049: What is a ‘Motherboard’ and what is the difference between a standard Motherboard and a Smart Motherboard?
The term ‘Motherboard’ refers to the LORD MicroStrain® DEMOD-DVRT or DEMOD-DVRT-TC signal conditioner mounting chassis. The standard Motherboard provides a mounting slot and power to the individual DEMODs. The Smart Motherboard provides a mounting slot, power and digital communications (RS-232) to the individual DEMODs. Both Motherboard and Smart Motherboard provide analog ouput to a DAQ. In addition, Smart Motherboard provides digital output to a computer. Motherboards and Smart motherboards can accommodate 1 to 8 DEMOD cards.Direct link: view
In a word, no. The design of an LVDT’s coil forms a Wheatstone full bridge and the design of LORD's DVRT coil forms a Wheatstone half-bridge. LORD MicroStrain® signal conditioning electronics are designed for the half-bridge. Likewise, a DVRT can not use a LVDT's signal conditioning electronics.Direct link: view
Used with LORD MicroStrain® DVRT® sensors for:
- Invivo Strain, Micromotion and deformation in Bone & Tissue
- Process Control for Production-Line Monitoring
- Miniature Position Control Elements
- Linear & Angular Motion Control
- Measuring Strain and Deflection in Materials and Structures
- Dimensional Gauging for Quality Control
DEMOD-DCDEMOD-DC® - Carrier Amplifier-Oscillator/Demodulator for DVRTs®; Inductive, Capacitive and Resistive Bridge Circuits.
DEMOD-DVRTDEMOD-DVRT® - Carrier Amplifier-Oscillator/Demodulator for DVRTs® Inductive, Capacitive and Resistive Bridge Circuits.
DVRT-LinkDVRT-Link™ -LXRS® - Wireless Displacement Sensor Node