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Below is just a sampling of our most popular boards' specifications. Please call for more detailed information on any features*.

"Specifications are subject to continuous updating!"

DYNOmite-Pro data-acquisition board-set upgrade adds more input channels (up to 28 total per board set. Other features include: extra output controls, increased A/D resolution, faster processor MHz, faster buss speeds, higher data exchange bandwidth, more on-board power capacity, Flash EEPROM programmability, RS232 serial and native USB support, and much more! Upgrades to the newest DYNOmite-Pro board sets are available from any of our earlier DYNOmite-I, II, III (Basic) series!
(The DYNOmite-Pro board set requires DYNO-MAX version 9.30 or later.)

More dynamometer specific features than any other data-acquisition board in the world! Make your life easier by utilizing the DYNOmite data-acquisition board sets' built in "dyno-aware smarts" and power!

A low-cost DYNOmite-Lite Board Set is also available. It is perfect for students or do-it yourself dyno builders that want to keep their data-acquisition budget down without having to settle for some hobby level "toy." Instead, you get 1,000 Hz internal sampling (that's per channel, not just a board total), 16-bit resolution, full-bridge strain gauge support, a full array of upgrade options (including a trade-up option to the latest "Pro" Board Set). Best of all, even this "Lite" version is compatible with DYNO-MAX.

Need 28, 56, 112 or more data channels?* When using DYNO-MAX "Pro" Version 9.30 (or later) you can add multiple DYNOmite-Pro (or Basic board sets) to greatly expand your number of available data inputs and output controls! For example: using just two serial ports, you can read up to 56 separate data channels!

Don't be fooled by some manufactures "sampling rate" games! Our Real-time 1,000-Hertz Data-Set Output specification means each channel is passing data though to your PC at that rate. You can record about 56,000 items per second with a dual Pro-board set. Many companies misleadingly quote the "theoretical" total samples that their board's A/D converter might achieve by re-reading a single channel. Who needs that? Once switching and settling time (for their multiplexer) is included, some "100,000 Hz, 32-channel boards" do not even manage recording at 500 Hertz (to disk)!

Need more resolution, quicker sampling rates, or other advanced features? We offer much higher end data-acquisition and control-board sets for specialty applications. DYNO-MAX "Pro" Version 9.30 (or later) supports an almost unlimited combination of our standard, high end, and even many third-party board sets.

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Standard Features (per board set) ê------------------
(NLA)
DYNOmite
I
Handheld

Version
4.2
(NLA)
DYNOmite
II
Handheld

Version
7.04
(NLA)DYNOmite
Basic
Handheld

Version
8.30

DYNOmite
Lite
Board Set

Version
9.977

DYNOmite
Lite & LCD
Handheld

Version
9.977

DYNOmite
Lite+S
Board Set

Version
9.977

DYNOmite
Pro
Board Set

Version
9.977

DYNOmite
Pro & LCD
Handheld

Version
9.977

DYNOmite
Pro+Hz
Buss

Version
9.977
 
Advanced Technology
Channels refer to sensor inputs (e.g. pressure sensors, RPM pickups, thermocouples, torque-load cells, etc.) - more channels equates to more data that can be monitored and recorded during a test session.
3 15 15 3 3 3 28 28 10 to 32
The clock resolution determines the shortest time period the board can accurately measure - clock-time is used to determine RPM from shaft-mounted encoder wheel (or magnet) pulse duration.Internal clock's resolution (in seconds) 0.000000125 0.000000125 0.000000101 0.000000062 0.000000062 0.000000062 0.000000062 0.000000062 0.000000062
Clock resolution expressed in fractional format - clock-time is used to determine RPM from shaft-mounted encoder wheel (or magnet) pulse duration.Smallest recorded time increment (in seconds) 1/200th 1/200th 1/200th 1/1,000th 1/1,000th 1/1,000th 1/1,000th 1/1,000th 1/1,000,000th
Surface-mount electronics greatly reduce size, power consumption, and heat - while increasing the durability of the board.Surface mount electronics ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Multi-layer boards allow more compact layout or its circuit traces - this reduces "antenna" length, for increased immunity to EMI and RFI (electrical interference).Multi-layer board technology ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Native programming directly in assembly language allows generating the most efficient code possible - speeding execution while reducing processor power requirements.Programmed in high speed assembly language ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board can accepts program upgrades from a user's PC connection - without swapping any hardware chips or factory returns.Flash EEPROM software upgrades via data port ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board features more than single-stage supply voltage regulation - for increased immunity to analog drifting and power-spike damage.Multi-stage reference voltage regulation ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board retains its parameter settings, and any on-board recorded data, during low-voltage operation and indefinitely without power.Low-voltage memory protection ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board features protection circuitry from high-voltage spikes when its tachometer lead is running from primary coil or CD ignitions.Over-voltage protection from tachometer signal ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the DYNOmite's analog to digital converter is temperature compensated - this correction reduces thermal drift errors from the electronics.Temperature-compensated A/D converter ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Data Rate & Ports
This is the speed, in Hertz, at which the data-acquisition board reads each analog-channel's data - this is a per individual analog channel sampling rate!Internal data sampling rate (per channel) 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz 1,000 Hz 1,000 Hz 1,000 Hz 1,000 Hz 1,000 Hz 50,000 Hz
This is the combined (effective) speed, in Hertz, at which the data-acquisition board reads all its channels' data - this is the number that many data-acquisition suppliers imply (improperly) is their "channel" sampling rate!Internal data sampling rate (board total) 600 Hz 3,000 Hz 3,000 Hz 3,000 Hz 3,000 Hz 28,000 Hz 28,000 Hz 28,000 Hz 500,000 Hz
This is the USB mode's (scan-set) data throughput capacity, in Hertz - this is in terms of record sets for all the board's channels.Real-time USB port peak data set output 200 Hz 200 Hz 1,000 Hz 1,000 Hz 1,000 Hz 200,000 Hz
This is the RS-232 (serial port) mode's (scan-set) data throughput capacity, in Hertz - this is in terms of record sets for all the board's channels.Real-time RS232 (serial) port data set output 100 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz
Indicates the maximum (user selectable) RS-232 (serial port) baud rate (speed) - higher baud rates allow more data recording throughput.RS232 communication port baud rate 4,800 38,400 57,600 115,200 115,200 115,200 115,200 115,200 Ethernet
Indicates whether the board features a port for our optional Bluetooth wireless transceiver - for interfacing with DYNO-MAX equipped laptops and PCs.Wireless Bluetooth Transceiver Option ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board offers an ASCII printer port - for printing basic test data when not using DYNO-MAX.Printer port for recorded test reports ASCII Serial ASCII Serial ASCII Serial DYNO-MAX ASCII Parallel DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ASCII Parallel  
 Interfaces
Indicates whether our (current) DYNO-MAX software offers data communications support (.daq files) - for the listed DYNOmite board models.DYNO-MAX™ compatible ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether a National Instruments - Lab View™ "Virtual Instrument" compatible software driver is available - for the listed DYNOmite board models.Lab View™ "Virtual Instrument" driver available ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board-set is mounted in an LCD & Keyboard equipped housing - and includes a (wall-plug) power supply/charger unit (12-volt DC output).Housing with LCD & power supply/charger ü ü ü board-set only ü board-set only board-set only ü
Indicates whether the board offers an LCD & Keypad user interface - or if a DYNO-MAX interface is available.Menu driven with pushbutton interface ü ü ü DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü
Indicates whether the board's LCD display option (if applicable) includes a "large character" mode - for easier viewing during on-board data acquisition sessions.Large Text  mode for On-Board testing ü ü ü DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü
Number of data records which may be recorded and stored internally on the board, without using a PC - note, when using DYNO-MAX, there is no record limit.Internal (without PC) data record storage 4,800 8,000 8,000 over 20,000 over 20,000
Indicates whether the board offers native (on-board) data-playback record averaging - note, not applicable when using DYNO-MAX.Recorded test data playback averaging ü ü ü DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX
Indicates whether the board supports native (on-board) variable recording rates - note, not applicable when using DYNO-MAX.Variable recording rate (Hertz) ü ü ü DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX
Indicates whether the board offers native (on-board) data-playback data dampening - note, not applicable when using DYNO-MAX.Recorded test data playback dampening ü ü ü DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX
Indicates whether the board offers native (on-board) SAE (J1349) weather correction - note, not applicable when using DYNO-MAX.SAE atmospheric correction ü ü ü DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX
Indicates whether the board offers native (on-board) Standard (J607) SAE weather correction - note, not applicable when using DYNO-MAX. Standard atmospheric correction ü ü ü DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX
Indicates whether the board offers native (on-board) support for the DYNOmite Weather Station module - note, not applicable when using DYNO-MAX.Optional Weather Station atmospheric correction ü ü ü via trade up ü via trade up DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX
Indicates whether the board offers native (on-board) gear-ratio compensation for RPM and torque readings - note, not applicable when using DYNO-MAX.Driveline gear ratio correction ü ü ü DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX
Indicates whether the board offers native (on-board) inertia compensation for torque and power readings - note, not applicable when using DYNO-MAX.Inertia compensation DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX DYNO-MAX ü DYNO-MAX
Power & Wiring
Indicates whether the board features a wide range of power supply options - for increased supply flexibility and immunity to power-source damage.Accepts AC or DC supply power @ 10-16 volts ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board features circuitry to derive both engine RPM and clean power from a crankshaft mounted alternator - great for sleds and outboards.Alternator RPM source can power board set accepts 6 AAA accepts 6 AAA accepts 6 AAA accepts 6 AAA accepts 6 AAA
Indicates whether the board-set accepts integral batteries to maintain operation, without an AC power supply - great for on-board testing.Accepts internal (on-board) back-up batteries ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board-set features a standard 9-volt battery compartment to maintain operation, without an AC power supply - great for on-board testing.Accepts removable (9-volt style) back-up battery ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board includes a real-time engine-battery (or DYNOmite-supply) voltage channel.Supply Voltage (i.e. engine battery) channel ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board's harness sensor connections are via a multi-pin quick-disconnect wiring harness - to simplify wiring and harness repairs.Supports quick disconnect engine harness ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether a multi-pin quick-disconnect wiring block board is available - for custom harness hookup.Quick disconnect terminal block available ü ü ü ü ü ü
0-5 Volt Channels / Resolution
Number of 0-5 volt analog inputs (channels) supported (for blowby, pressure, AFR, etc. sensors) - per individual board set.0-5 volt (PSI, accelerometer, etc.) channels * 5 5 via trade up via trade up via trade up 7 7 8
The 0-5 volt analog-channel's digital resolution determines the minimum voltage change which it can accurately resolve - 16-bits provides better than 0.000077 volts of resolution.0-5 Volt channels' resolution 10 bit 10 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit
Number of (low resolution) 0-5 volt analog position inputs (channels) supported (for throttle percentage, potentiometer set point, etc. sensors) - per individual board set.Position indicator channel via trade up via trade up via trade up 3 3 8
The 0-5 volt analog position-channel's digital resolution determines the minimum voltage change which it can accurately resolve - 8-bits provides better than 0.0196 volts of resolution.Position indicator channel's resolution 8 bit 8 bit 16 bit
Temperature Channels / Resolution
Number of millivolt analog inputs (channels) supported (for thermocouple, vibration, etc. sensors) - per individual board set.Optional Millivolt (EGT) channels available* 4 4 via trade up via trade up via trade up 8 8 32
The millivolt analog-channel's digital resolution determines the minimum voltage change which it can accurately resolve - 16-bits provides better than 0.00000069 volts of resolution.Millivolt (thermocouple) channels' resolution 10 bit 10 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit
Indicates whether the DYNOmite's millivolt analog channels may be factory optimized for rapid transient (e.g. for non-temperature) applications - this modification reduces the circuits' electronic dampening.High speed option for Millivolt channels ü ü ü
Indicates whether some (or all) of the DYNOmite's millivolt analog channels may be user-switched into a special 0-5 volt mode - expanding the number of 0-5 volt analog sensors the board may support.Millivolt channels switch-able to 0-5 volt ü ü
Number of thermistor analog inputs (channels) supported (for air temperature, engine temperature, etc. sensors) - per individual board set.Thermistor (air & engine) temperature channels 2 2 via trade up via trade up via trade up 2 2 16
The thermistor analog-channel's digital resolution determines the minimum temperature change which it can accurately resolve - 8-bits provides 1.0 degree (F) resolution.0-255 F. thermistor channels' internal resolution 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 16 bit
Indicates whether some (or all) of the DYNOmite's 0-5 volt and/or millivolt analog channels may be adapted to read DYNOmite RTDs (resistance temperature detectors or resistive thermal devices).0-5 and Millivolt channels convertible to RTDs* ü DYNO-MAX ü
Torque Channels / Resolution
Indicates the DYNOmite's "Torque" channel (strain gauge) bridge configuration - full-bridge layouts provide the maximum resolution and thermal-drift immunity.Strain gauge bridge support (standard) 1/4 1/4 1/2 Full Full Full Full Full Full
The torque-channel's digital resolution determines the minimum load change which it can accurately resolve - for most engine testing, 14 to 16-bits provides plenty of resolution.Strain Gauge channel resolution 13 bit 13 bit 13 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 24 bit
Bonded-mode option increases torque channel A to D resolution and bandwidth, for laboratory-grade hardware - however, most dynamometer/engine installations are too crude to utilize over 16-bit resolution.Strain Gauge channel resolution (bonded mode) 25 bit (24+1)
Number of DYNOmite "rotary-torque transducer (piggy-back)" interface outputs available - per individual board set.Optional wireless rotary-torque interfaces* 1 1 1 1 1 1
Indicates whether the board includes an all-digital (SPI) connection - for the DYNOmite "rotary-torque transducer (piggy-back)" option.Digital buss for optional wireless rotary-torque* via trade up via trade up via trade up ü ü
Indicates whether the board includes an all-digital (SPI) connection - for the DYNOmite "rotary-temp transducer (piggy-back)" option.Digital buss for optional wireless rotary’s temp* via trade up via trade up via trade up ü ü  
Frequency Channels / Resolution
Number of frequency inputs (channels) supported (for RPM, speed, flow, etc. sensors) - per individual board set.Frequency (RPM, MPH, or flow) channels* 2 3 3 2 2 2 4 4 8
The frequency-channel's digital resolution determines the minimum pulse period (e.g. maximum shaft-speed or flow) which the channel can accurately resolve.Frequency channels' internal resolution 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 18 bit 18 bit 18 bit 18 bit 18 bit 32 bit
Indicates whether the frequency-channel's triggering-voltage threshold is software selectable - to best match the electrical characteristics of the source signal.Selectable frequency channel trigger voltages ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether digital spike-filtering logic is supported for control-RPM monitoring channel signals - critical for good control in spark-ignition (noisy EMI) engine environments.Internal digital frequency spike filtering ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Minimum/maximum number of pulses-per-revolution supported for determining RPM from tach signals or shaft-mounted magnets (or encoder wheels).Range of RPM pulses per shaft revolution 1 - 8 1 - 8 1/2 - 12 1/2 - 240 1/2 - 240 1/2 - 240 1/2 - 240 1/2 - 240 1 - 3,600
Indicates whether frequency readings are synchronously (immediately) captured, upon pulse event - critical for repeatability due to per-revolution (rpm vs. degree) variations in crankshaft speed. Interrupt driven frequency updates per pulse ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the DYNOmite's "Engine RPM" channel input electronics can handle the voltage levels of a direct connection to typical engine's ignition-coil primary.Accepts ignition coil primary frequency input ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the DYNOmite's "Engine RPM" channel input electronics can utilize the 0-5 volt logic-level signals from our "clamp-on inductive RPM pickup" option.Accepts inductive clamp TTL frequency input ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the DYNOmite's frequency (e.g. RPM or flow) channels input electronics can utilize the 0-5 volt logic-level signals from our, magnetic, "Hall effect" pickups.Accepts magnetic hall effect TTL frequency input ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the DYNOmite's "Engine RPM" channel input electronics can utilize the 0-5 volt logic-level signals from our "optical RPM pickup kit."Accepts optical TTL frequency input ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the DYNOmite's frequency (e.g. RPM or flow) channels input electronics can directly utilize the (unconditioned) signals from our, inductive, toothed-gear encoder pickups.Accepts raw inductive encoder frequency input ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the DYNOmite's frequency (e.g. RPM or flow) channels input electronics can utilize the 0-5 volt logic-level signals from, compatible, shaft encoders.Accepts TTL encoder frequency input ü ü ü ü ü ü
Control Channels / Resolution
Number of (DYNO-MAX) programmable 0-to-5 volt (digital to analog) logic-level (low current) control outputs available - per individual board set.0-5 volt D/A control outputs (per board set)* via trade up via trade up via trade up 2 2 8
The 0-5 volt analog (output) channel's digital resolution determines the minimum voltage change which it can accurately resolve - 10-bits allows finer than 0.0049 volt steps.Auxiliary D/A control's output resolution 1 bit 1 bit 10 bit 10 bit 16 bit
Number of (DYNO-MAX) switchable 5-volt (low current) relay-control outputs available - per individual board set.Relay control signals (per board set)* 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 (+ 2 D/A) 1 (+ 2 D/A) 8 D/A)
Number of DYNOmite "stepper motor module" (aka servo) control outputs optionally available - per individual board set.Optional stepper controls (per board set)* 1 1 via trade up via trade up 1 1 1 4
Indicates whether the board supports the integral PID control option - for operating DYNOmite load-control stepper motors, 0-5 volt servo controls, etc.Optional stepper motor PID load control* ü ü via trade up via trade up ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board allows user optimization of its PID control option's Propotional (gain), Integral (drift), and Derivative (rate) parameters.User configurable PID (as Gain, Drift, & Rate)* ü ü ü ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board allows (quick) user-selectable optimization of its PID control option based on the absorber's type (load characteristics).PID loop optimized for "Absorber Type" ü ü ü
Indicates whether the board supports on-board "ignition kill" control logic for rapid response over-rev protection - including "stutter" feature.Adjustable RPM Rev-Limiter control logic ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü  
Upgrades
Indicates whether the board supports the DYNOmite Spark Advance EEPROM Software Upgrade option - for capturing ignition timing curves.Optional spark advance output* via trade up via trade up via trade up ü ü
All DYNOmite boards include a lifetime trade-up (upgrade) allowance to the latest "Pro" features - you never outgrow your DYNOmite investment.Trade up option to latest "Pro" technology ü ü ü ü ü ü ALREADY #1 ALREADY #1 ALREADY #1
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