Modular, High Performance Real-Time Data Acquisition and Control System

  • Analog In (Multiplexed or Parallel A/D), Analog Out, Digital I/O, Counters, CAN, LIN, and Serial, Cards
  • Up to 480 Analog Inputs, Digital I/O or a Combination of These
  • Full, Half and Quarter Rack Mainframes, AC or DC Powered Versions
  • High Performance 1GHz ARM Processor
  • Ethernet Communications Interface
  • Optional TICO Co-Processors Modules for Local Pre-processing

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Flexible and Expandable

The ADwin-PRO-II Modular Real-Time Data Acquisition System is the successor of ADwin- Pro product family. The new T12 processor provides much faster operation and transmits data 10 times faster with the new Pro II bus. The PRO-II backplane support both the new Pro II I/O modules and the older Pro I modules.

  • Pro-II systems offer the new T12 processor module which uses the Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9. With 1 GHz clock speed and 1 GB of internal memory for program and data, the PRO-II’s processing power over 4x previous models. In addition, the processor’s 64-bit internal calculation enables double precision floating-point calculations.
  • The T12’s accelerated Ethernet interface enables high-speed data transmission to the PC at more than 1 Gb/s.
  • The bus bandwidth of up to 200 MByte/s significantly increases the capacity of the internal traffic between the processor module and the new Pro-II output modules.

The ADwin-PRO-II Modular Real-Time Data Acquisition System is Compatible

For all its superior performance the ADwin Pro-II remains compatible. On the backplane, both the new Pro-II and the present Pro-I bus work side by side so that all the existing input and output modules can be used.

The data exchange with the PC is fully compatible to work with all the interfaces (for VB, Matlab, etc.) as usual. Valuable ADbasic source code can be reused after just a few changes to the tried and tested algorithms which also benefit from the PRO-II’s higher processor speed.

Real-Time for Complex Applications

The new Pro-II system’s extraordinary speed enables applications demanding a high data rate. In addition, the fast T12 processor allows an intelligent pre-selection of relevant data, mathematical functions or digital channel filtering.

All new Pro-II modules run on the Pro II bus automatically sync. This allows fully-synchronized time measurements from multiple modules without any special software effort.

Housing Types for All Cases

The ADwin-PRO-II Modular Real-Time Data Acquisition System is available in the usual variety of robust housing for various applications: as a desk system for the lab, a portable system for travel or as a system for panel mounting.

The system’s 5-16 slots and ADwin’s wide variety of different modules are the ideal, flexible foundation for rapid real-time applications.


The following modules are available:

  • Processor Modules
  • Multi-I/O-Module
  • Analog Input / Output Modules
  • Digital input / output modules
  • Counter modules
  • Interface modules for various buses
  • Temperature measurement, active or passive

Processor Modules

The Heart of ADwin Pro-II System

The T11 processor module is the heart of the ADwin-II Pro system. It leads into the programmed commands in ADbasic and also accesses the inputs, outputs, and interfaces of the other modules. ADwin’s Pro-CPU-T11 and Pro-CPU-T12 processor modules offer the most powerful real-time computing power and are largely software-compatible to previous versions.

The following processor modules are available:


  • XILINX ZYNQ™ with Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
  • 64 Bit FPU (double precision)
  • 1 GHz processor clock
  • 1 Gigabyte main memory for code and data
  • Trigger Input
  • 2 Digital I/Os
  • Ethernet interface 100 MBit/s for PC Communication


  • ADSP TS101 (300 MHz)
  • 256 MB DRAM, 768 kB CPU-RAM
  • Trigger Input
  • 2 Digital I/Os
  • Ethernet interface 100 MBit/s for PC Communication
  • Boot Loader option for stand-alone operation
  • Additional memory devices available


All-rounder with A / D, D / O, counters, EtherCAT and SSI

The Multi-I/O-Modul MIO-4 for ADwin Pro II is the self-sufficient all-rounder for all signal types: it combines the responsive TiCo processor with analog and digital inputs and outputs. Thus, the intelligent plug-in card independently respond to readings and events, and free the CPU, for example, as a fast controller, digital filter for analog signals, function generator and intelligent supervision limit. For a wider range expansion Mio4-ET1 with counters, SSI decoder and EtherCAT interface .

  • General
    • TiCo processor
    • 128 MB internal memory
    • 4 MB external SRAM
    • 37-pin D-sub connector
  • Analog Inputs
    • 8 differential channels or 16 channels single-ended
    • ADC resolution 18 bits, conversion time of 2 microseconds
    • Multiplexer settling time 5 microseconds
  • Analog Outputs
    • 4 channels
    • 16 bit resolution
    • 9 microseconds settling time
  • Digital Inputs
    • 8 channels with TTL logic
    • in groups of 4 configurable as input or output
  • Extension MIO-4-ET1 (Order) provides additional
    • 4 transistor outputs
    • 4 optically isolated inputs
    • 1 meter block with two 32-bit counters: An up-down counter and a counter to the period and duty cycle
    • 1 SSI-decoder
    • 1 EtherCAT interface (slave)

Analog Input / Output Modules

Interfaces for analog signals

The analog input and output modules for ADwin-Pro II , the interfaces with your instruments, analog transmitters, amplifiers and actuators. They are ideal for the rapid solution of time-critical and real-time tasks. The processor module per-CPU-T11 uses the ADwin-Pro II bus with up to 200 MB / s on the modules.

Analog Input Modules

  • Inputs with Multiplexer
    • 8 / 16 channel differential or 32 single-ended channels
    • ADC resolution 18 bits, conversion time of 2 microseconds
    • Multiplexer-time 2 microseconds
    • optional TiCo
  • Parallel analog inputs
    • one ADC per channel for synchronous data acquisition
    • 4 or 8 differential channels
    • Resolution 14, 16 or 18 bits
      • 14 bits: 0025 microseconds conversion time
      • 16 bit: conversion time 0.25 microseconds
      • 18-bit: 2.0 microseconds conversion time
    • 256 MB memory modules
    • 16-bit module: Optional averaging of a defined number of measurements.

Analog Output Modules

The analog output modules allow for synchronous data output to 4 or 8 channels without time delay. The DAC has a resolution of 16 bits and provide a wide bandwidth.

  • AOut-4/16 Pro II, Pro II AOut-8/16
    • 4 or 8 channels
    • 16 bit resolution
    • 3 microsecond settling time
    • Data output up to 10 times faster than Pro I modules
  • PRO-II-Aout-1/16 50MHz Analog Output Card
    • 1 Analog output with 50 MHz update rate
    • 16 Bit resolution
    • 256 MByte local memory buffer
    • Point by point, table or ramp modes
    • 16 Sychronized digital input and outputs
    • On-board coprocessor for independent operation

Digital input / output modules

ADwin-Pro and digital signals

Digital input and output modules are the interfaces to your digital gauges and transmitters. Select the digital modules to suit your type of signal.

Digital output modules

  • DIO-32, DIO-32-TiCo: 32 TTL inputs / outputs, automatic edge detection with a time stamp on the inputs, with optional TiCo and 256 MB memory
  • OPT-16: 16 min optocoupler inputs. 100 ns switching time, automatic edge detection with a time stamp, adjustable per channel at 5 V, 12 V or 24 V
  • REL-16: 16 relay outputs and 30 V as a closer, 4 ms response time, optionally available as an opener
  • TRA-16: 16 transistor outputs, switching voltage 5 … 30 V, switching time of 2.5 microseconds, optionally switch to ground
  • PWM-16 (-I): 16 PWM outputs, TTL, either transistor switching outputs 5 … 30 V, waveform adjustable per channel, 100 MHz reference clock, switching time 20 ns (TTL) or <3 microseconds (transistor)
  • Custom input / output modules

Counter modules

Counter modules for high speed digital signals

The ADwin Pro -counter modules can be, for example, for connection of incremental encoders, the event count or pulse width modulation.

  • Universal counter module, individually configurable 32-bit counter for the modes
    • Pulse counter
    • PWM analysis, period measurement
    • Incremental input clock / direction or A / B with 4-edge evaluation
    • 2 SSI inputs, 5 V differential (RS-422)
  • Various inputs
    • Pro II-Cnt-T: TTL
    • Pro II-Cnt-D: 5 V differential (RS-422)
    • Pro-II-I Cnt: isolated 5 V / 12 V / 24 V
  • Programmable TiCo processor, for example, for preliminary evaluation of complex counter signals

Bus Modules

Communication on all sides

ADwin Pro modules work with a variety of bus and serial interfaces. A ADwin Pro -system can simultaneously send messages and data via RS232 control via CAN-Bus devices and control a test.

The following interfaces are available:

  • Pro-RSx II-2: 2 x RS-232 / RS-485 software-configurable, with TiCo
  • Pro-RSx II-4: 4 x RS-232 / RS-485 software-configurable, with TiCo
  • Pro-CAN II-2: 2 x CAN bus, Low-Speed ??or High-Speed ??(CAN 2.0 Part A + B, ISO 11898), triggering a CPU through a CAN message event possible; module is TiCo equipped.
  • Pro II-LIN-2: 2 x LIN bus
  • Pro II-LIN-4: 4 x LIN bus
  • Pro-II pro-SL: 1 x Profibus slave interface
  • Pro-Flex II-2: 2 x FlexRay, each controller has two channels available
  • Pro II SL-EtherCAT: EtherCAT with 1 x slave interface
  • PRO-II-MIL 1553 card – MIL-STD-1553 serial data bus interface capable of 1Mbit per second speeds
  • PRO-II-ARINC-429 – ARINC-429 serial bus interface with a transmitter and 2 receivers
  • Other fieldbus interfaces on request

Temperature Modules

Active sensing with ADwin-Pro II

Module for Pt-sensors

The temperature module-RTD-8 Pro II converts signals from Pt temperature sensors with analog-digital converters (ADC), allowing the query either the temperature or the applied voltage.

All necessary settings can be configured by software. On the module performs a sequence control data acquisition, which relieves the main processor of the Pro II system greatly. The module can also automatically signals a defined (interference) frequency signals from the digital filter.


  • Suitable for temperature sensors Pt100, Pt500, Pt1000, Ni 100
  • Measuring range depending on probe -200 ° C – +700 ° C
  • Input filter 25 kHz
  • Measurement resolution 0.015 ° C
  • Accuracy ± 0.1 ° C

Module for thermocouples

The temperature module TC-II Pro-8-ISO converts signals from standard thermocouples and used to check the temperature or the applied voltage (with and without cold junction compensation).

All necessary settings can be configured by software. On the module performs a sequence control data acquisition, which relieves the main processor of the Pro II system greatly.


  • Suitable for thermocouple type B, E, J, K, N, R, S and T
  • Measuring range depending on the probe according to standard IEC 584-1
  • Measurement resolution 0.1 ° C


ADwin-Pro II Standard Enclosures
ADwin-Pro II 19″ enclosure (84 HP, 3U)
AC power supply 115/230V
14-16 slots
desktop unit
all modules mounted from the frontside
ADwin-Pro II-BM 19″ enclosure (84 HP, 3U)
AC power supply 115/230V
13-15 slots
desktop unit
all modules mounted from the backside
ADwin-Pro II-DC 19″ enclosure (84 HP, 3U)
AC power supply 10-35V
14-16 slots
desktop unit
all modules mounted from the frontside
ADwin-Pro II-light ½ 19″ enclosure (42HP, 3U)
AC power supply 115/230V
7 slots
desktop unit
all modules mounted from the frontside
ADwin-Pro II-light-DC ½ 19″ enclosure (42HP, 3U)
DC-DC converter 10-35V
7 slots
desktop unit
all modules mounted from the frontside
ADwin-Pro II-mini Enclosure (25HP, 3U)
DC-DC converter 10-35
4-5 slots
desktop unit
all modules mounted from the frontside


ADwin operation with the PC

ADwin software
Multiple PCs can communicate with one ADwin system concurrently. This may be useful during the program implementation and comissioning. On the other hand, one PC can also access multiple ADwin systems e.g. in a network for a centralized monitoring of various applications.

While working with ADwin, the first step is always to download the real-time operating system to the ADwin system via the Ethernet or USB interface. Then, the ADbasic real-time processes can be loaded and started or stopped as required. Single values or whole data sets (arrays), e.g. measured or set-point values can be exchanged bi-directionally. The deterministic (exact and predictable in time) execution of the real-time processes is not affected by the communcation between ADwin and the PC.

Real-time development with ADbasic and ADtools

With ADbasic, you define the processing sequences that are executed on the ADwin hardware. ADbasic optimizes and compiles the program code on a mouse-click. After being loaded on the ADwin system by ADbasic or a graphical PC user interface, the real-time processes execute independently. ADbasic contains the functions to access all inputs and outputs as well as functions for floating-point operations, process control and communication with the PC. A library is provided which contains standard functions e.g. for filtering, various examples for counter use, closed-loop controllers, function generators etc. which leads to a faster program implementation.

By means of the easily configurable ADtools you are able to display your real-time data graphically or numerically, to visualize process sequencings or to set input values via potentiometers, sliders or push buttons. Additionally, ADtools always provide you with the current status of your ADwin system resources.