AD 3B34-C-02

Isolated, Linearized RTD Input
Isolates, amplifies, linearizes, & protects analog input
voltages from a wide variety of two-, three- and four-wire
Resistor Temperature Detectors (RTDs).
Module provides a constant +10V bridge excitation voltage.
Module provides simultaneous precision voltage and
current outputs linear to input temperature.
RTD excitation current and three-wire lead resistance
compensation provide a complete signal conditioning
Module circuitry can withstand 220v rms at the input screwterminals.
All 3B34 series modules are mix-and-match and Hot
Industrial signal conditioning
Industrial signal isolation
Industrial signal filtering
The 3B Series of Signal Conditioning I/o Subsystems provide a
low-cost, versatile method of transferring analog transducer
signals to a data acquisition, monitoring or control system
without the inherent noise, non-linearity, drift and extraneous
voltages. The modules are designed to directly accept analog
signals from Thermocouples, RTD’s, AC and DC Strain Gages,
Torque Transducers, Frequency Transducers, LVDTs, millivolt
or process current signals. The modules amplify, isolate,
linearize and convert the transducer output signals to
standardized analog inputs for high-level analog I/O
subsystems. The 3B Series Subsystem consists of a 10” relay
rack with universal mounting backplane and a family of plug-in
(up to 16 per rack) input and output signal conditioning
Eight and four channel backplanes are also available. Each
backplane incorporates screw terminals for sensor inputs and
current outputs and a 26-pin connector for high-level singleended voltage outputs to the user’s equipment.
The input modules feature complete signal conditioning
circuitry optimized for specific sensors or analog signals and
provide two simultaneous high-level analog outputs: 0 to +10V
(or +10V) and 4-20 mA (or 0-20 mA).
Figure 1. 3B34 Functional Block Diagram
Output modules accept 0 to +10V (or +10V) single-ended
signals and provide an isolated 4-20 mA (or 0-20 mA) process
signal. All modules feature a universal pin-out and may be
readily hot-swapped under full power and interchanged without
disrupting field wiring.
The Analog Devices 3B Series Signal Conditioning Subsystem is
designed to easily handle signal conditioning problems in
measurement and control applications. Some typical uses are in
microcomputer-based data acquisition systems, programmable
controllers, analog recorders, dedicated control systems, and any
other applications where monitoring of temperature, pressure,
flow and analog signals are required. Since each input module
features two simultaneous outputs, the voltage output can be
used to provide an input to a microprocessor-based data
acquisition or control system while the current output can be
used for analog transmission, operator interface, or an analog
backup system.
Each input module is a single-channel signal conditioner which
plugs into a socket on the backplane and accepts its signal from
the input screw terminals. All input modules provide input
protection, amplification and filtering of the input signal,
accuracy of +0.1%, low drift of +1 uV/oC (low-level input
modules), and feature two high-level analog outputs that are
compatible with most process instrumentation. The isolated
input modules also provide +1500 V peak isolation.
The choice of a specific 3B module depends upon the type of
input signal. Input modules are available to accept millivolt, volt,
process current, thermocouple, RTD, AC and DC strain gage,
frequency and LVDT inputs. The voltage output of each module
is available from the sysem I/O connector while the current
output is available on the output screw terminals.
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The 3B34 is a single-channel signal conditioning module which
amplifies, protects, filters, linearizes, and isolates analog input
voltages from a wide variety of two-, three-, and four-wire
Resistor Temperature Detectors (RTDs), providing
simultaneous precision voltage and current outputs, linear to
input temperature. RTD excitation current and three-wire lead
resistance compensation provide a complete signal conditioning
solution. The 3B34 protects its computer side outputs from
damage and loss of signal integrity by isolating them up to
+1500V peak and shielding its input and excitation circuit from
damage from field-side over-voltage faults up to 220V rms. The
current output withstands 130V rms without damage and
interfaces to user equipment through screw terminals on the 3B
Series backplane. The 3B34 is a plug-in, mix-and-match, hotswappable module, easily field calibrated via front-panel zero
and span adjustments for both voltage and current outputs.
3B Series Custom-Ranging Program – Externallyprogrammable Model 3B34-00, enables the user to configure a
special input range by using the optional plug-on AC1310
ranging card, which houses user-supplied resistors to determine
zero and span. To facilitate selecting resistors, a Windows
program, 3B-CUSTOM, calculates resistor values based on the
user-desired input/output ranges.
A differential chopper-stabilized low-drift input amplifier
provides stable gain and long-term stability. This enables the use
of very low RTD excitation current to minimize self-heating
and preserve measurement accuracy. A 250 uA excitation
current for platinum and nickel RTDs and a 1mA excitation
current for copper RTDs is provided to create an input voltage
to the 3B34. For three-wire RTDs, the excitation current flows
through the third RTD lead to eliminate the effect of lead
resistance with an accuracy of +0.02oC/W. Internal multi-pole
low-pass filtering with a 3-Hz cutoff (-3dB) enhances normalmode and common-mode ejection at 50/60 Hz, enabling
accurate measurement of small signals in high electrical noise.
The differential input circuit on the field side is fully floating,
eliminating the need for any input grounding. Signal isolation is
accomplished by transformer coupling using a proprietary
modulation technique for linear, stable and reliable
performance. A demodulator on the computer side of the signal
transformer recovers the original signal, which is then filtered
and buffered to provide a low-noise, low-impedance output
voltage; this output also drives a voltage-to-current converter to
provide a simultaneous current output for interfacing versatility.
Figure 2
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3B34 Models Available
RTD Sensor
(2,3, or 4-wire)
Input Range
Output Ranges1
100 Ω Pt, (alpha) = 0.00385
Externally Programmable 2
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
100 Ω Pt, (alpha) = 0.00385
-100°C to +100°C
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
100 Ω Pt, (alpha) = 0.00385
0°C to +100°C
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
100 Ω Pt, (alpha) = 0.00385
0°C to +200°C
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
100 Ω Pt, (alpha) = 0.00385
0°C to +600°C
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
100 Ω Pt, (alpha) = 0.00385
RTD Sensor (2 or 3-wire)
Input Range
Output Ranges1
10 Ω Copper, (alpha) = 0.004274
Externally Programmable 2
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
10 Ω Copper, (alpha) = 0.004274
0°C to +120°C (10Ω @ 0°C)
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
10 Ω Copper, (alpha) = 0.004274
0°C to +120°C (10Ω @ +25°C)
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
10 ΩCopper, (alpha) = 0.004274
RTD Sensor
(2,3, or 4-wire)
Input Range
Output Ranges1
120 ΩNickel, (alpha) = 0.00672
Externally Programmable 2
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
120 Ω Nickel, (alpha) = 0.00672
0°C to +300°C
0 V to +10 V & 0 mA to 20 mA
120 Ω Nickel, (alpha) = 0.00672
Output current range may be user programmed to 4 mA to 20 mA using jumper supplied.
Requires AC1310 ranging card.
* Custom Input/Output ranges are available. Refer to configuration guide.
3B34 Specifications
(typical @ +25°C and ±15 V dc, and +24 V dc Power)
Model 3B34
Input Ranges
Standard Ranges
Refer to Model Table
Custom Ranges
-200°C to +850°C (100Ω Platinum; 2-, 3- or 4-wire)
-80°C to +350°C (120Ω Nickel; 2-, 3- or 4-wire)
-100°C to +260°C (10Ω Copper; 2- or 3-wire)
Output Ranges
0 V to +10 V (RL > 2 kΩ)
4 mA to 20 mA or 0 mA to 20 mA (RL = 0 to 850Ω)1
Maximum Current Output Span
0 mA to 31 mA
Initial @ +25°C
±0.1% Span
±0.05% Span
Stability vs. Temperature
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Voltage Output
±25 ppm of Reading/°C
Current Output4
±25 ppm of Span/°C
±25 ppm of Reading/°C
Zero and Span Adjustment Range
±5% of Span
Input Bias Current
+3 nA
Input Resistance
15 MΩ
Input, 0.1 Hz to 10 Hz Bandwidth
0.2 µV rms
Output, 100 kHz Bandwidth
50 µV rms
Bandwidth, -3 dB
3 Hz
Output Rise Time, 10% to 90% Span
200 ms
Common-Mode Voltage (CMV)
Input-to-Output, Continuous
±1500 V peak, maximum
ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1-1989
Common Mode Rejection (CMR)
1 kΩ Source Imbalance, 50/60 Hz
160 dB
Normal Mode Rejection, 50/60 Hz
60 dB
Sensor Excitation Current
100 ΩPt, 120 ΩNi
0.25 mA
10 ΩCu
1.0 mA
Lead Resistance Effect
100 ΩPt, 120 ΩNi
10 ΩCu
Input Protection (Includes Excitation Currents)
220 V rms maximum
ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1-1989
Voltage Output Protection
Continuous Short to Ground
Current Output Protection
130 V rms, continuous
Power Supply Voltages 6
±15 V dc Supplies
Rated Operation
±(11.5 V dc to 16.5 V dc)
±10 mA
±0.01% span/V
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+24 V dc Loop Supply
Rated Operation
+12 V dc to +30 V dc
+27 mA @ lout = 20 mA
±0.0002% span/V
Mechanical Dimensions
3.15" x 3.395" x 0.775"
(80.0 mm x 86.2 mm x 19.7 mm)
Temperature Range
Rated Performance
-25°C to +85°C
-55°C to +85°C
Relative Humidity, 24 hours
0 to 95% @ +60°C noncondensing
RFI Susceptibility
±0.5% Span error @ 400 MHz, 5 Watt, 3 ft
For a 0 mA to 20 mA range, a typical minimum output current is 10 µA.
Includes the combined effects of repeatability, hysteresis, and nonlinearity.
Linearization conformity error is ±0.05%.
With respect to the voltage output.
A wide range of custom zero suppression and span is available with the 3B30-00 and 3B31-00 models, using the AC1310 ranging card.
+24 V dc loop power is required for driving the current output at loads up to 850Ω. If a current output load of 400Ω or less is applied, +15 V dc is sufficient for loop power. If only
voltage output is used, loop power is not required.
Specifications subject to change without notice
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Figure 3 3B34 Input Field Connections
Table 1. Pin Function Descriptions—
Pin No.
Figure 4 . Model 3B Series Module, with pin-out assignments.
ESD (electrostatic discharge) sensitive device. Electrostatic charges as high as 4000 V readily accumulate on the human
body and test equipment and can discharge without detection. Although this product features proprietary ESD
protection circuitry, permanent damage may occur on devices subjected to high energy electrostatic discharges.
Therefore, proper ESD precautions are recommended to avoid performance degradation or loss of functionality.
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Figure 5. Outline Dimensions
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© 2004 Analog Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks and
registered trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
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