EDR-209 Digitizer
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Product description

The EDR-209 is a ruggedized digitizer providing three or six independent channels of extremely high dynamic range at rates of 1 to 3,000 Hz. A selectable conversion word size of up to 32-bits is available for fully representing the high dynamic range.


A signal to noise ratio of typically 142 dB is achieved at a sample rate of 100 Hz falling to 125 dB at 1,000 Hz using a 24-bit word. 150 dB is obtained below 10 Hz when a 32-bit word size is selected.

The signal bandwidth is always d.c. to 0.4 of the selected sample rate (± 0.1 dB) with over 140 dB of rejection above the half sampling frequency, negating any requirement for anti-alias filtering.


Inputs are fully differential with a common mode rejection better than 100 dB. There are three sensitivity settings: 2.5 µV, 1 µV and 100 nV per bit. About 4 dB of dynamic range is lost on the highest gain setting. Input offset voltage and gain variations are held to very low levels. Optionally the offset with temperature can be mapped during manufacture and used to correct the offset during operation. Calibration occurs automatically every time the unit is switched on.


The converters use a 7th order Delta Sigma technique developed by Earth Data. In addition to their high dynamic range they are also free from spurious tones and artefacts present in alternative designs.


The unit is fitted with a GPS receiver to provide it with a timing accuracy better than 10 µs and provide accurate positional data. The unit is fitted with a 1 ppm TXCO that enables it to still provide accurate timing in the absence of a GPS signal, optionally, alternative time sources can be used such as NTP servers.


Power supply voltage, current and internal temperatures are continuously monitored and reported. Four additional low resolution ADC inputs are available for driving external equipment.


The EDR-209 can be configured and monitored via any standard HTTP web browser, in addition, it can also be configured as a SeedLink server enabling communication with external seismic systems. The internal mass storage media can be employed to store data in Mini-SEED format, or alternatively external mass storage units can be directly connected via USB. The unit supports the FTP and RSYNC protocols should remote users wish to download / synchronize any stored data files.


The EDR-209 is available in a fully sealed extruded aluminium case or as a board only OEM product. Operating temperature range is -20 °C to +60 °C.

No. of channels
3 or 6 differential input
Input impedance
1 MΩ (any input to ground)
Input CMRR
Better than -100 dB
Number of gain ranges
4 (very low gain; low gain; high gain; very high gain)
Input sensitivity
20nV, 100nV, 1 µV or 2.5 µV per bit (24-bit word size)
Input range
±0.16 V, ±0.8 V, ±8 V, ±20 V user programmable
Gain accuracy
Within 0.1 dB after auto-calibration
D.C. offset
±5 µV low gain and very low gain; ±1 µV high gain.
Offset drift
±10 µV / °C
Better than -120 dB
Number of A to D converters
3 or 6 (one per channel)
Earth Data proprietary Delta Sigma Converter
Sampling frequency
192 KHz
Filter type
Linear Phase
Alias protection
Spurious in band signals better than -120 dB as a result of any frequency above the passband and any amplitude up to full scale.
Primary sample rates
1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25, 40, 50, 75, 100, 120, 125, 150, 200, 250, 300, 375, 500, 600, 750, 1000, 3000
Secondary sample rates
As above (3 channel unit); Sub-division of primary rate (6 channel unit)
RMS to RMS noise
150 dB below 10 Hz
140 dB below 100 Hz
125 dB below 1000 Hz
Analogue response
d.c. to 0.4 of selected sample rate
Spurious tones
Nothing above -160 dB (input short circuit)
Intermodulation products
Less than -120 dB for any two sine wave frequencies within the passband at half full scale amplitude.
Timing accuracy
Better than ±10 µs (GPS locked)
Sensor power
12 V ±0.2 V available on input connector. (100 µA current limited)
Number of channels
Type of conversion
Multiplexed successive approximation; 16 bit
Input range
±10 V
Sampling Rate
1 Hz
Available interfaces
Ethernet TCP/IP; RS232; USB
Internal storage
FLASH (allows more than 3 hours history at 100 Hz. Expandable by fitting internal COMPACT FLASH
Digital outputs
One TTL level output; One open collector to 50 V
Internal and/or external options available
Extruded alluminium
Water proofing
Extruded alluminium
Operating temperature
-20 to +60 °C
Storage temperature
-40 to +80 °C
Supply voltage range
10.5 V to 28 V ( 12V required for start-up )
Power consumption
800 mW (no comms 3 channel unit); 1.2 W (ethernet, 3 channel unit); 1.5 W (ethernet and USB. 3 channel unit)
Length: 180 mm; Width: 108 mm; Depth: 45 mm;
1.2 Kg

  • Serial
    • (Diagnostic Debug port, Modmon protocol port, GPRS/PSTN Modem)
  • Ethernet
    • (runs as a HTTP, FTP server, has RSYNC support, SeedLink protocol)
  • Optional WLAN
    • (can be bridged with ethernet IP address)
  • USB Hub: 4 downstream, 2 upstream
    • (enables any inserted media to be connected directly to Host for direct download without
      being removed)
The EDR-209 is a ruggedized digitizer providing three or six independent channels of extremely high dynamic range at rates of 1 to 3,000 Hz.

  • Internal Compact Flash
  • Support for externally connected mass storage media via USB
  • Supported Media: FLASH Media, HDD, SSD *
  • Media determined by experiment conditions & capacity requirements
  • Data stored in Mini-SEED format
  • Configurable file lengths

* HDD - Hard Disk Drive; SSD - Solid State Drive

EDR-209 Digitizer Manual V4
EDR-209 Digitizer Manual V4
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3.5 MB
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