Introduction to CAMAC crate
The standard CAMAC crate (Computer Aided Measurement And Control) is a complementary specification to the NIM standard but it is focused towards the control of experiments and the acquisition of measurements. This older type of standard has been used extensively in industry and research.
The CAMAC electronic modules are half the width of the NIM type. They are fitted at the rear edge with an 86-pin connector. They are connected to the crate backplane by a 48-line ” data way ” which transfers data (address bus, data bus, and command bus) and module power.
Our CAMAC frames are all available in 19” rack formats. They have supervision electronics for controlling temperature, ventilation, voltage, currents as well as power. They are monitored locally and remotely via the most commonly used interfaces.
We can offer ”DAQ ready” with the CAMAC controller, double width, positioned in slots 10/11 or 24/25.
CAMAC mini crate
Our first range of CAMAC chassis called Mini-CAMAC, is the ideal choice for small laboratory setups that require few scientific modules. Its design is based on a long W-IE-NE-R tradition which focuses on providing a fully integrated solution that on one side comprises a robust bin completed with a very low noise switching power supply and on the other side an intelligent ventilation unit which offers the necessary monitoring interfaces. The CAMAC Mini crate model has 11 slots for powers of 300 W and 600 W.
CAMAC standard crate
Our standard CAMAC chassis are based on an original concept invented by our partner WI-E-NE-R. It is based on the modularity of electronic functions with a fixed mechanical structure (bin), a removable power supply which is fixed on rails at the rear and a ventilation unit (fan tray) fitted with electronic supervision forward sliding from below, forming a coherent height of 7U. This range of 25-slot CAMAC crate is available with powers of 300 W and 600 W. Its concept is identical to the standard NIM crate, it is equipped with a linear power supply which guarantees the lowest level of ripple and noise.
CAMAC WITH SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY
As we noted the need for a crate with greater powers than 600 W for the same 7U environmental constraint, W-IE-NE-R offers now an alternative which replaces the linear power supply by a switching power supply. With our 1650 series model equipped with the PS236 power supply we have increased the power of the CAMAC chassis up to 1920 W.