DNA-PPC9 – 7-slot PowerPC DAQ and Control I/O Cube

7-slot PowerPC Data Acquisition and Control I/O Cube


The PowerDNA® (Distributed Networked Automation) Cube is a compact, rugged, Ethernet based DAQ interface. Its flexibility allows you to match the specific I/O requirements of your application, making it ideally suited for a wide variety of industrial, aerospace and laboratory data acquisition and control applications.



  • Flexible enough to match your application
  • Over 60 I/O boards available
  • Standard Ethernet 100BaseT Interface (Fiber interface available)
  • Inter-Cube sync interface
  • Supports Standalone operations as a logger or deployed with embedded Linux application.
  • Rugged and Compact
    • 4” x 4.1” x 6.6” provides 7 I/O slots (DNA-PPC9)
  • Stream data over Ethernet
  • Real-time: 1000 I/O scans in < 1 millisecond
  • Complete Windows, Linux and RT OS support
  • LabVIEW™, MATLAB® support and more

The Core Module occupies the top portion of the Cube and provides the PowerPC CPU, Ethernet Net- work Interface Controller (NIC), 9-36V DC Input indicator lights, timing/trigger interface, configuration ports and internal power supply.

It controls the unit’s operations including the interface with the host Controller (and other Cubes) and supervising the activity of the I/O Layers.

The PowerDNA’s I/O slots are populated with the I/O modules that are selected to match your process or test application. With over 60 different I/O boards available we’re sure to have just what your application requires. We currently offer:
  • Analog input boards to measure voltage, current, strain gages, thermocouples and more
  • Analog output boards with outputs to ±40V or ±50 mA
  • Digital I/O interfaces for logic and “real-world” signal levels
  • Counters and timers
  • Quadrature encoder inputs
  • Communications interfaces for RS-232, RS-422/485 and the CAN bus