Strategic Test Extends PCI Express Series with 2-channel, 125 MS/s 8-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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Card features up to 4 giga samples memory.

Strategic Test, one of the world's leading suppliers of PC-based instrument boards, has announced the UF2e-6110 two-channel 125 MS/s 8-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) PCI Express card.

With synchronous multi-channel capability, the AWG card is well suited for creating complex waveforms in applications that include I&Q signal generation, RADAR system development, communications testing, laser positioning, and HDTV signal generation.

Each channel has its own 8-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) to ensure synchronous output and a choice of three reconstruction filters (5th and 4th order Butterworth lowpass) giving bandwidths of 25 MHz, 5 MHz or 500 kHz. A no-filter option is also software-selectable.

Typical dynamic specifications include signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of better than 60.9 dB, total harmonic distortion (THD) of less than 69.1 dB and spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) greater than 71.9 dB.

The board is supplied with 64 mega samples of signal memory as standard, but can be expanded to 4 giga samples through a proprietary onboard DIMM module.

As with all UltraFast AWG boards, the signals can be downloaded to on-board memory, output one time, or continuously until stopped, or continuously streamed gap-free from the host PC RAM or hard disks.

The following options are available allowing the user to customize the instrument:
--         Onboard memory: 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048 or 4096 MegaSamples
--         Multiple Replay (memory segmentation)
--         Gated Replay (output clock controlled by external TTL signal)
--         Star Hub (synchronization of up to 5 or 16 boards, or 5 to 16 PC's. Can be used with Digitizer and Digital I/O boards to create mixed mode systems)
--         BaseXIO (adds 8 asynchronous digital I/O lines)
--         Amplifier board (increases output range from ±3 V to ±10 V)

Strategic Test also provides the industry's most comprehensive software support with the following Software Development Kit's available:
Windows Vista and XP64, XP, 2000, NT and 98
Linux drivers for RedHat, Suse, Fedora and Debian
MATLAB
LabVIEW
Agilent-VEE
LabWindows/CVI
DASYLab

Prices start at $4790. All UltraFast boards are supplied with the free-of-charge SBench software that allows users to generate and output waveforms without programming. SBench is available for both Windows and Linux.

Advantages of PCI Express for Test & Measurement
More information on the advantages of PCI Express over 66/33 MHz PCI can be found on Strategic Test's website strategic-test.com/library/

About Strategic Test:
Strategic Test is a world leading supplier of PC instrument boards and has offices in the USA and Europe. The company's clients include global electronics, semiconductor, defense, telecommunications and medical instrument companies, government funded research labs and universities on five continents.

The company's first high-speed measurement board for PCs was designed in 1989. Today the product range consists of more than 200 Oscilloscope / Digitizer, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, high-speed Digital I/O and Digital Pattern Generator boards in the industry standard PCI Express, PCI, 3U PXI and 6U CompactPCI formats.

All products are supplied with a two year hardware warranty and lifetime technical support and software updates.

A picture can be downloaded from the website at
strategic-test.com/news.

Caption: 125 MS/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator boards for PCI Express

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