Data Translation Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

High Powered, 24-Bit Resolution
USB Chromatography Modules

Data Translation Ltd [Nasdaq:DATX] today announced the
release of DT9821 and DT9822, ultra-high resolution USB
chromatography modules that can resolve from 60 parts per
billion at 24 bits to 1 part in 65,536 at 16 bits.

These multifunction modules are targeted to a variety of industries
such as environmental, pharmaceutical, life sciences, separation
sciences, biotechnology, chemical, power generation, and electronics.

The modules offer variable input resolutions from 16-bit at 960 Hz to 24-bit
at 7.5 Hz, giving users the versatility and power range to sample at higher
speeds where less resolution is needed and lower speeds where greater
accuracy is required. The DT9820 Series also has four (4) separate 24-bit
A/D time-based independent input channels that can be started and stopped
independently of each other, or even run at different sample rates. Such
flexibility means that individual channels can be added or removed from the
scan list while the ADC is running to support industry standard time base

"The DT9821 and DT9822 modules are ideal for applications detecting very
small differences in the presence of large signals. While chromatographic
output is not considered particularly dynamic, it does require very high
resolution to detect minute amounts of compounds whose peaks lie within the
wings of predominate components. This is a challenging data acquisition and
analysis task," said Tim Ludy, Data Translation¹s Product Marketing Manager
for Data Acquisition.

As a plug-and-play connection, the modules can be easily transported and
used virtually anywhere, whether it be a chemical laboratory or a
manufacturing floor. In fact, chromatography applications today are serving
a wider audience, from environmental agencies responsible for establishing
the quality standards of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 to scientists furthering HIV

Other distinguishing features of the DT9820 Series include
*    Noise-free 20 bit resolution at 120 samples per second
*    Separate external start/stop control lines for each a/d converter
*    Software selectable input range ideal for chromatography (-0.1 V to
      +2.5 V; ±2.5 V; 0 to +2.5 V)
*    16-bit analog output
*    16 digital TTL input/output signals (8 in, 8 out)
*    Simultaneous subsystem support to read/write from all subsystems
*    500 V isolation to provide low-noise measurements, prevent ground
       loops, and protect a user¹s computer
*    Data Acquisition Omni CD, free software bundle that gets users up and
running quickly and allows them to create customised applications that best
suit their needs. The software bundle includes Quick DataAcq, a
menu-driven, ready-to-run application; DataAcq SDK, a software development
kit; TestPoint, an object-oriented, drag-and-drop software demo and
run-time application; Scope instrument menu-driven application; evaluation
versions of VEE Pro 6.0 with MATLAB® Script and TestPoint; and 32-bit
Windows® 98, 2000, and Millenium device drivers

Availability, Pricing, and Support
The DT9821 and DT9822 modules will be available on November 30, 2000.
Pricing is as follows:
DT9821- £ 1,695.00
DT9822- £1,795.00

Data Translation provides complete technical support for all its products.
Support is also available 24x7 via Data Translation¹s website at

November 2000

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