The instruNet network supports the digitizing of multiple channels at aggregate sample rates of 166ks/sec,
where each channel can be digitized at its own sample rate. Also, each channel can be independently digitally
filtered with lowpass, high pass, band stop and band pass filters; where the filter specification for each channel
is independently set in software.
The i240 controller supports a maximum of 100 to 256 channels,
depending on the specific setup. For details,
Each channel provides a programmable A/D measurement integration time.
The network can be hundreds of feet long and can support multiple hardware devices connected together in a daisy-chain configuration.
Also, the start of digitizing can be triggered
off of any channel. There are no jumpers or pots; the system automatically
self-calibrates on power-up. Since instruNet is modular, it can easily be expanded as needs evolve. Also, one can easily
move the network from one computer to another, since the various controllers (e.g. USB, PCI), and the software interface,
are functionally identical.