Multi2000 Multiplex Systems

Based on a multiplexed architecture, the MULTI2000 product line provides cost-effective flexibility. A broad range of available configurations from 16 x 64 (pulsers x channels) to 128 x 512 covers a large range of potential applications. M2M multiplex systems can be used with virtually every commercial linear, angular, and matrix array probe. All standard test methods are supported, such as pulse-echo and transmit-receive mode, TOFD and dual element measurements. The Multi2000 system allows electronic scanning and sector scanning. M2M phased array systems are the only systems worldwide with a build-in CIVA software module, for beam simulation, establishment of the delay laws and calculation of the focus settings.

 

Mulit2000 Software

 

Multi2000 Characteristics

Hardware configuration
  # of (pulsers × channels) 16×64, 32×128, 64×256
  Embedded processors 2 CPU (PowerPC) on CPU board
Data acquisition
  Gates Hardware and software gates
  Synchronization Synchronization of gates available
  Trigger On event (threshold, echo, ...) or user-specific (time, encoder, ...)
  Waveform Acquisition of individual waveforms and/or summed data
  Display Real time A-, B-, C-Scan
  Data format Parameters: XML; Data: binary
  Data flow Up to 30 MB/s
Phased Array Control
  Focusing  Customized focusing, electronic scanning, sectorial scanning 
  Inspection modes  Pulse-echo (1 probe) and transmit-receive (2 probes)
  Hardware RAM  32 MB
Pulser
  Pulse shape  Neg. rectangular pulse 
  Voltage 30 ... 200 V in 1 V steps
  Pulse width 30 ... 625 ns in steps of 2.5 ns
  Repetition rate Up to 30 kHz with change of delay law
Receiver
  Bandwidth 0.8 ... 20 MHz
  Adjustable gain 0 ... 80 dB on each channel
  Analog DAC   80 dB (max. 40 dB/µs)
  Crosstalk between 2 channels > 50 dB gain
  Input signal  Max. 0.8 Vp-p
Digitizer
  Hardware  8 channel boards, 10 bits, FIR filters
  Sampling rate 6.6 ... 100 MHz
  Global delay 0 ... 1.6 ms in steps of 10 ns
  Delay laws 0 ... 20 µs in steps of 2.5 ns in transmission and reception
  Digitizing depth

Up to 50,000 samples

Max. 4,000 samples per elementary channel

External connection
  Data interface 1 × USB 2
  Phased Array probe conn.  2 × FRB (Hypertronix)
  Lemo connectors  4, up to 8 optional (for single probe)
  Analog inputs 16
  TTL connectors
 2 inputs
  Encoder connector
8 channel input
Others
  Dimensions

32×35×14 cm (16×64 and 32×128 version)

44×45×14 cm (64×256 version)

  Weight

7.5 kg (16×64 and 32×128 version)

11 kg (64×256 version)