Canberra Model 556A Acquisition Interface Module AIM NIM
Canberra Model 556A Acquisition Interface Module AIM NIMCanberra Model 556A Acquisition Interface Module AIM NIMCanberra Model 556A Acquisition Interface Module AIM NIMCanberra Model 556A Acquisition Interface Module AIM NIMCanberra Model 556A Acquisition Interface Module AIM NIM
$500.00
Used but in excellent condition. These Acquisition Interface Modules were in service until they were replaced due to an equipment upgrade. Guaranteed working. We have many in identical condition, the module you receive will be in equal or better condition to the one photographed.

The Canberra Model 556A Acquisition Interface Module (AIM) a single-width NIM, has both 10 Base 2 and AUI Ethernet interfaces conforming to IEEE 802.2/802.3 communication standards. The module has been designed with two high-speed ADC ports and an Instrument Control Bus (ICB) for programmable front-end NIM units. Connected to an Ethernet network, the 556A allows data acquisition from any computer on the network.
The 556A is a single-processor design with overall control managed by an 80C186 16-bit microprocessor and data acquisition functions handled by a high-speed acquisition engine. An Ethernet processor is responsible for communications between the module and the Host computer.
The 556A AIM can acquire data in PHA or Loss-Free PHA mode from either ADC port independently. The AIM contains 64K, 32-bit channels of local acquisition memory and can acquire data from both ADCs at a maximum aggregate rate of 1 MHz (500 kHz for a single input). Preset and elapsed times are maintained within the module with centisecond resolution. The AIM will automatically terminate acquisition upon reaching the preset live or real time or a preset total counts in a region. If module power is lost, the spectral memory will be retained for up to three days.
An optional sample changer interface is provided for ADC 1 and optional independent start/stop functions are provided for both ADC channels.
The 556A AIM serves as a link between a host computer and signal processing NIM. This NIM can be configured with manual and/or programmable versions of Canberra’s ADC, AMP, HVPS, AMX building blocks to tailor the system to the needs of any application. A single AIM in conjunction with a Genie family workstation can control a whole Bin of programmable NIM for total computer front-end configuration and control.