MCR-PCI Master Clock Reference PCI Card

Our master clock reference (MCR) card is a PCI card that provides stable accurate time and date information for a Windows PC. The card uses a Real Time Clock (RTC) chip and oscillator with temperature compensation to stabilize the PC clock. The MCRPCI maintains PC accuracy to 165 ms/day, or 1 minute per year. The on-board clock runs from a backup battery in the absence of power from the PC.

Features

  • Accurate clock reference for PCs
  • Provide millisecond accuracy to applications and automation systems
  • Supplied with software to allow user to set the card which then sets the PC clock
  • Ability to update from stable external time source using DLLs and APIs for custom programming; includes sample source code
  • Real Time Clock chip & oscillator with temperature compensation
  • Drivers and APIs included for Windows 98/ME/NT/2000 and XP
  • Stability of ± 165 ms per day

Specifications

Software Included

  • Device driver
  • DLL with documented API
  • MCRSET utility permits directly viewing, setting, and comparing time
  • MCRSYNC service automatically keeps PC clock synchronized

MCRPCI Configuration

  • Automatic port and interrupt selection (plug and play compatible)

Data Available

  • Time in hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds with precision time stamp

Physical

  • One-third slot PCI card
  • Long life battery on board runs clock when PC is powered off
  • Accurate to ±1 minute/year at 0°C-40°C
  • Operating Temperature: 0 to +60°C

System Requirements

  • Software runs under Windows 98/ME/NT/2000 and XP in both 32- and 64-bit
  • Net Framework 4.0 and a Windows Visual Studios C++ must be installed