Press Release Summary:
Delivering 20 MS/s, Model UF2e-6011 AWG PCI Express Card features 2 channels, each with its own 14-bit DAC and choice of 3 reconstruction filters with bandwidths of 5 MHz, 1 MHz, or 100 kHz. Unit provides SNR of better than 61.5 dB, THD of less than 70.4 dB, and SFDR greater than 85.5 dB. Streaming from multiple hard disks in RAID configuration is possible at up to 60 MS/s. Applications include I&Q signal generation, RADAR system development, and communications testing.
Original Press Release:
Strategic Test Debuts 2 channel, 20 MS/s 14-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Includes 256 MBytes memory for only $3999
Woburn, MA USA - December 2, 2008. Strategic Test, an industry-leading supplier of PC-based instruments, has announced the availability of the UF2e-6011 two channel 20 MS/s 14-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) PCI Express card.
Each channel has its own 14-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) to ensure synchronous output and a choice of three reconstruction filters (4th order Butterworth lowpass) giving bandwidths of 5 MHz, 1 MHz or 100 kHz. A no-filter option is also software-selectable.
"With the deep signal memory of up to 2 giga samples plus the ability to stream from hard disks, this AWG card is well suited for creating long duration and complex waveforms", commented Bob Giblett, president of Strategic Test. "This makes the UF2e-6011 well-suited for applications that include I&Q signal generation, RADAR system development, communications testing, laser positioning, and HDTV signal generation".
Typical dynamic specifications include signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of better than 61.5 dB, total harmonic distortion (THD) of less than 70.4 dB and spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) greater than 85.5 dB.
The boards are supplied with 128 mega samples (256 MBytes) of signal memory as standard, but can be expanded to 2 giga samples (4 GBytes) through a proprietary onboard DIMM module. Streaming from multiple hard disks in a RAID configuration is possible at up to 60 mega samples per second.
The following options are available for each board allowing the user to customize the instrument:
Onboard memory: 256, 512, 1024, 2048 or 4096 MBytes
Multiple Replay (memory segmentation)
Gated Sampling (output clock controlled by external TTL signal)
Digital Outputs (2 bits per DAC, synchronous)
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
The UF2e-6011 is priced at $3999 with volume discounts available. All UltraFast boards are supplied with the 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: www.strategic-test.com/library/
About Strategic Test
Strategic Test is an industry 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 in 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.
Each product can be individually configured from a choice of more than eight hardware options designed to address the needs of specific applications. Software Development Kits are available for Microsoft Windows (Vista, XP64, XP, 2000, NT), Linux (Redhat, Debian, Suse, Fedora, Sarge), LabVIEW, MATLAB, LabWindows/CVI, DASYLab, Agilent-VEE and Excel.
All products are supplied with a two year hardware warranty together with lifetime technical support and software updates.
For further information please contact:
Strategic Test Corporation
12 Alfred Street, Suite 300
Woburn, MA 01801-1915