Q: I've purchased an ADAS1000 evaluation board, the EVAL-ADAS1000SDZ and I need to know how to connect my patient simulator to the board?
A: As documented in the User Guide, UG-426, the ADAS1000 evaluation board uses a standard DB15 connector with the the following pinout
Analog input, Master ECG5_V2
Analog input, Slave ECG2_V3
Analog input, Slave ECG3_V4
Analog input, Slave ECG4_V5
Analog input, Slave ECG5_V6
Output of shield driver
Common electrode, Master CM_IN
Analog input, right arm, Master ECG3_RA
Analog input, left arm, Master ECG1_LA
Analog input, left leg, Master ECG2_LL
Analog input, Master ECG4_V1
Analog input, chest electrode or auxiliary bio-potential input
Right leg drive, RLD_OUT
- Make your own cable
- The actual component used on the board is a female DB15 component is a Tyco Electronics 1-1634585-2 or similar.
- The mating component would be a male DB15 plug, something like 5-747908-2 from TE Connectivity or similar
- Source a manufacturer standard patient cable with same pinout
- there are various manufacturers cables available from medical suppliers, you will need to review the pinout of the cable to ensure a match.
- when selecting an off the shelf cable, beaware of the impedance of the cable. If you intend to evaluate respiration, then the impedance of the cable should be kept <5kohms, ideally as low as possible.