Connecting Custom Transducers

For the transducer developer who needs a flexible means of connecting to the Vantage system, or the researcher who wants to use probes with other connectors, Verasonics offers four solutions:

 

  • 408-pad Transducer Backshell Kit w/PCBs
  • 206-pin Transducer Backshell Kit w/PCBs
  • Ribbon Cable Break-out Board
  • ZIF Offset Adapter

Micro-coax Connector with 408-pad Transducer Backshell Kit w/PCBs

Zero-Ohm series tuning:
Part # PO1631
No tuning (open circuit):
Part # PO1766

Each kit includes:

  • 6 micro-coax termination boards (plus 2 spares)
  • Backshell hardware
  • Plug PCB and hardware
  • 6 tuning PCBs

Specifications:

  • Compatible with Vantage systems that have the UTA adapters using the 4O8 connector
  • 256 elements maximum

Backshell Kit components are shipped partially assembled. To assemble the kit, the user must solder micro-coax wires to the provided termination boards. Additional information on channel to element routing can be found in the Verasonics provided documentation.

Note: The no-tuning configuration (P#: P01766) requires a user to separately purchase and install the surface mount series tuning components.

Micro-coax Connector with 260-pin Transducer Backshell Kit w/PCBs

Zero-Ohm series tuning:
Part # PO137O
No tuning (open circuit):
Part # O1371

Each kit includes:

  • 4 micro-coax termination boards (plus 2 spares)
  • Backshell hardware
  • 1 ZIF Connector PCB
  • DL-26O connector plug and locking handle
  • Cable nut and ferrule (not shown in photos)
  • 2 tuning PCBs (series only)
  • Documentation (schematics, warnings, instructions)

Specifications:

  • Compatible with all V-1 and Vantage systems
  • Maximum capacity: 128 element transducers

Backshell Kit components are shipped partially assembled. To assemble the kit, the user must first solder the micro-coax (or other signal wires) to the termination boards (below), which handle 32 signal channels each.

The termination boards are plugged into the tuning boards, and then the entire kit is assembled. Assembly documentation is included. The “no tuning” option (PO1371) requires customer to separately purchase and install tuning components (surface mount).

Ribbon Cable Break-out Board

Assembly Left:
Part # PO1533
Assembly Right:
Part # PO1534

Each board includes:

  • Documentation package
  • Shield assembly
  • Cable hold-down clamp
  • IDC ribbon cable connectors

All element signal channels include a breadboard area for surface-mount or through-hole tuning elements, series and parallel positions. Board is normally delivered with zero-ohm series elements in place.

Specifications:

  • Compatible with all V-1 and Vantage systems
  • Maximum capacity: 128 element transducers per board
  • Left and right Break-out boards available for 256-channel systems

Provides an array of 2 X 17 headers with 0.1″ pitch, to connect with IDC mass- termination ribbon cable connectors from the cable assemblies. Each header provides 16 transducer element signals, interleaved with grounds in the ribbon cable. Eight headers are required to allow connection to all 128 element signals at the connector. Also includes breakout for personality EEPROM, and for HVMUX programming signals and supplies.

ZIF Offset Adapter

Part # P0136

The new Verasonics Offset Adapter connects to the 260-pin ZIF connector and provides I/O pin access inline to evaluate the signals from array transducers.  With and adjustable shunt/jumper, and using one of 4 LEMO connectors, it also enables the user to drive a single element transducer with the 260-pin connector, or to acquire data from a single element transducer.  This adapter is available now for all Verasonics research systems that use the 260-pin connector.

The Offset Adapter allows a user to configure four separate I/O channels with LEMO connectors in the following states:

  • Pass the signal directly to an array transducer
  • Drive a single element transducer via the LEMO connector
  • Drive a single element transducer with an external source
  • Observe a single inline with a transducer

Kit includes
4 shunt/jumpers
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