The GX5731 is a 6U modular digital I/O card with 224 I/O channels. Designed for ATE, data acquisition, or process control systems where a large number of discrete I/O channels are required, the GX5731 offers the highest density in the industry for a single PXI plug-in board. Of the 224 channels, 128 have TTL levels, and the direction of each group of eight channels can be programmed as input or output. The other 96 channels can be used for customized I/O using Geotest's GX57xx series I/O modules.
The GX5731's 224 digital inputs or outputs are arranged in seven 32-bit ports. Four of the ports provide 128 TTL levels and can be programmed for input or output in groups of 8/ The other three ports require GX57xx I/O modules that provide customized levels, handshaking, and on-board memory. The GX57xx expand I/O capability of the GX5731 input or output channels.
The GX5731 can accommodate up to three I/O modules to achieve custom I/O levels and functions. I/O modules provide between 16 and 32 channels. Some offer on-board memory for vector I/O.
Programming and Software
The board is supplied a 32 and 64 bit DLL driver. Various interface files provide access to the DLL from programming tools and languages such as ATEasy, LabVIEW, LabView/Real-Time, Microsoft® and Borland® C/C++, Microsoft Visual Basic®, Borland Delphi, and more. The available virtual panel can be used to interactively adjust and control the instrument from a window that displays the current instrument settings and measurements.
On-Line help file and PDF User's Guide provides documentation that includes instructions for installing, using and programming the board.
A separate software package – GtLinux – provides support for Linux 32/64 operating systems.