Introducing UEINet: For a wide variety of distributed data acquisition, control and SCADA applications

Posted: September 30, 2015

The UEINet chassis provide ultra-compact Ethernet based I/O module suitable for a wide variety of distributed data acquisition, control and SCADA applications. Based on UEI’s popular PowerDNA® Cube architecture, the new series is designed for applications requiring distributed I/O with a very small footprint.

The chassis are extremely rugged, Gigabit Ethernet-based I/O interface. The wide range allows you to configure one or more cubes to match the specific I/O requirements of your application. The PowerDNA Cube is ideally suited for a wide variety of industrial, aerospace and laboratory data acquisition and control applications.

The UEINet is supported by all the popular Windows, Linux and Real-time operating systems. UEIDAQ Framework provides a simple and universal API and supports all common Windows programming languages. The UEIDAQ Framework also supports an extensive array of application packages including LabVIEW, MATLAB, DASYLab and more.

UEINet Chassis specifications:

Standard Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet Two independent 1000/100/10Base-T interfaces, each with a unique IP address (connected via standard RJ-45 connectors)
USB 2.0 Two ports, one controller, one slave (with optional UEIPAC upgrade only)
Configuration/General RS-232, 9-pin “D”
Sync Custom cable to sync multiple cubes
Host Communications
Distance from host 100 meters max, CAT5+ cable
Ethernet data transfer rate 20 megabyte per second
Analog data transfer rate >6 megasample per second. Capable of sustained transfer of any cube configuration
DMAP I/O mode update 1000 I/O channels (analog and/or digital) in less than 1 millisecond, guaranteed
CPU Freescale 8347 series, 400 MHz, 32-bit
Memory 128 MB (not including on-board Flash)
Status LEDs Attention, Read/Write, Power, Comm Active
Physical Dimensions
All UEINet chassis 2.7” x 4.1” x 4.0”
Weight < 1.7 Lb (771 g) Including I/O board
Power Requirements
Voltage 9 – 36 VDC (AC adaptor included)
Power Dissipation 10 – 18 W dependent on I/O board selected

UEINet Advantages:

Easy to configure and deploy

  • Over 60 different I/O boards available
  • Built-in signal conditioning
  • Gigabit Ethernet based (100/10Base-T compatible)
  • Flange kit for mounting to wall/flat surface
  • Standard COTS delivery and support

True Real-time Performance

  • 1 msec updates guaranteed with 1000 I/O
  • Up to 6 million samples per second
  • Use VxWorks, QNX, RTX

Flexible Connectivity

  • Dual 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet ports with independent IPs. Set as control or diagnostic ports or as a redundant network interface.
  • Dual USB 2.0 controller ports (UEIPAC and UEISIM options only)

Stand alone and Modbus options

  • UEIPAC, standalone controller with Linux or VxWorks OS
  • UEISim, Simulink target (standalone or hosted by PC)
  • UEIModbus, Modbus TCP I/O

Rugged and Industrial:

  • All Aluminium construction
  • Operation tested from -40°C to 70°C
  • Vibration tested to 5 g, (operating)
  • Shock tested to 100 g (operating)
  • All I/O isolated from Cube and host PC.
  • Operation to 70,000 feet