Electronicdesign 7250 14 05 01ats Iq200

Instrument Measures Temperature, Velocity And Pressure At Once

May 1, 2014
Instrument measures temperatures of solid materials and surrounding air, while also tracking air velocity and air pressure. Measurements, taken simultaneously at multiple points, accurately profile heat sinks, PCBs and card racks for testing.

A new laboratory-grade instrument developed by ATS, the iQ-200, simultaneously captures thermal data from up to 12 J, K, T and E type thermocouples to provide surface area temperature measurements from -40 to 750°C on heat sinks, components, housing parts and other locations to track heat flow or detect hot spots. Air temperature is measured by 16 thermister ports from -10 to 85°C. At the same time, velocity is measured via 16 hot wire anemometer ports using ATS’s single-sensor technology. The standard range for velocity measurement is 0-6 m/s (1,200 ft/min), and with custom calibrations, the available range is from 0 to 50 m/s (10,000 ft/min). Four additional ports support differential or absolute pressure transducers to capture air pressure drop data along circuit cards, assemblies and orifice plates. Pressure is measured by four ports (differential or absolute) from 0 to 1,035 Pa (0 to 0.15 psi). The iQ-200 thermal analysis system, preloaded with IQstage data acquisition software, connects via USB to any conventional PC and is priced at $24,500, including 12 J-type thermocouples, 16 Candlestick sensors and 4 differential pressure sensors.


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