January 1999



The PCI-DAS1200 series boards are easy to use. This quick start procedure will help you setup, install and test your board quickly and easily. For additional information, see the ComputerBoard web site:

Hardware Installation

  1. Shut down and turn off your computer. Disconnect the power cord and remove the computer cover.
  2. Locate vacant slot: Locate any vacant PCI expansion slot and remove the expansion slot screw and cover. Save the screw for step #4 below.
  3. Unpack the PCI-1200/JR card: Caution. Touch a grounded metal object to discharge any build-up of static electricity before handling the 1200/JR card. Handle the card by its edges. If you lay it down, place it on the static-proof bag it is shipped in.
  4. Install the ComputerBoards card: Push the 1200/JR card FIRMLY into the PCI slot and replace the PCI slot cover screw.
  5. Replace computer cover: Replace the screws that hold the cover in place.
  6. Reconnect the power to the back of your computer and start your system. Windows 95/98 will automatically detect the board as it starts up.


Install the InstaCAL Software

  1. Insert the InstaCAL disk or CD into an appropriate disk drive in your computer.
  2. Select Start Menu located in the lower left corner of the screen. Select RUN and then BROWSE. Select the drive where the InstaCal disk or CD resides. Select SETUP.EXE and then OK.

The install wizard will now launch, and you will then be prompted for additional information. Follow the instructions and, if possible, accept the defaults.

Welcome Menu: Next

Install Type: 32-Bit Instacal

Select Location: C:\CB\

Create Program Folder Computerboards

Install Disk 2

Install Disk 3

Modify Autoexec.bat Yes

Old File Saved as autoexec.bak

Install CBClient: No

Modify system.ini Yes

Old File Save as system.bak

View Readme file: Yes

Restart Computer: Yes

The installation routines will create all required folders/directories and unpack the various pieces of compressed software. The default location is on your main hard drive in a directory or folder named (C:\CB\).


Launching/Using the InstaCal Software

  1. Run the InstaCal software: Start your computer. From the Windows 95/98 main screen, select Start, PROGRAMS, COMPUTERBOARDS and then INSTACAL.

  3. The Plug and Play Board Detection menu will then be opened. This menu will display any boards that were detected during the bootup process. Make certain that the PCI-1200JR board has a checkmark in the indicator box. Select OK to proceed.
  4. Select Install, Configure (or the Configure icon) to display the board properties. You should only change the # Channels from 8 Differential to 16 Single-Ended. Select OK to proceed.

  6. Close the InstaCal window.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed and connected the ComputerBoards A/D card for use with the Ariel Performance Analysis System (APAS) and are ready to use the ARIEL ANALOG program.


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