LiDAR Systems

The LiDAR instrument fires rapid pulses of laser light at a surface, some at up to 150,000 pulses per second. A sensor on the instrument measures the amount of time it takes for each pulse to bounce back. Light moves at a constant and known speed so the LiDAR instrument can calculate the distance between itself and the target with high accuracy. By repeating this in quick succession the instrument builds up a complex ‘map’ of the surface it is measuring. Our high speed Dac and Adc boards are being used in 2D and 3D LiDAR applications. Examples of these are the XU-RTX6-400M, X6-1000M, FMC-250, FMC-500M and FMC-1000.

Lidar (also called LIDAR, LiDAR, and LADAR) is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating that target with a laser light.
Flight Simulator

Flight Simulators

Simulators need high performance, high I/O channel count, real time deterministic response and high reliability. The UEI RACKTangle chassis and I/O range offers all of those.

High Performance comes from the 1000base-T, Gigabit Ethernet, complete support for the RTX real time operating system (RTOS) as well as most other popular RTOS including QNX, RT Linux, and RTAI Linux. High I/O channel count comes from the large comprehensive family of I/O boards for Analogue In, Analogue Out, Digital I/O, Serial (RS232, 422, ARINC, MIL-1553), Synchro’s, Resolvers, bridges, LVDT, RVDT and CAN.

RACKTangle Ethernet based data acquisition rack

Radar Systems

Some of the fast acquisition systems have both Adc and Dac for use in both Radar systems and Electronic Counter Measure systems where the Adcs and Dacs are both coupled to a FPGA and clock. Examples of these are the XU-TXX6-400M, XA-160M, FMC-250, FMC-500M and FMC-1000.

XA-160M Stimulus Response Dual 160MSPS 16 bit Adc, dual 615MSPS 16 bit Dac, Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, DDR3, PCIe XMC module


Heavy Vehicles

Many of UEI ruggedised data acquisition and control products find their way into heavy vehicle applications such as engine health monitoring. The product range includes cards for GPS (to access global position) and Cellular network access for communications. This allows the UEINet units to not only monitor engines, gearboxes etc with the regular I/O, but to also radio back to base via the internet, the vehicles state, usage, location etc data.

Data Acquisition with GPS and Cellular Radio module

Experimental Physics

The high speed acquisition boards like the X6-1000M and FMC-500 are often used Experimental Physics applications where fast acquisition is coupled with real time processing in a FPGA. The FMC-500 is used at Diamond Light Source.

Jet engine

Jet Engine Testing

Both Innovative Integration Inc and United Electronic Industries products have been used in jet engine testing. Large channel count Adc boards from II were used for vibration monitoring. Modern versions of those boards would be the FMC-Servo. UEI rugged solutions can now be fitted to the engine jig, such as the Half-Rack or Cube.

United Electronic Industries Halfrack, populated with I/O boards and CPU

Aerospace – Wind Tunnels

Our lower sample rate multi-channel boards such as X3-SD and X3-SD16 often find their way into Wind Tunnel applications. These applications require sample clock synchronisation and trigger across multiple boards, which is supported on our products. Multiple boards may be clocked and triggered by an X3-Timing board. The UEI I/O board range includes several modules for strain gauge and ICP/IEPE sensors.

Analogue and Digital IO boards for strain gauge, bridges, thermocouples, CAN, serial, ARINC etc