DAQ Card for PCIe scales up to 2 giga samples of memory.

Press Release Summary:

Capable of simultaneous sampling and streaming to PC, UF2e-4731 and UF2e-4730 are 500 kS/s, 16-bit DAQ cards for PCI Express that respectively offer 16 and 8 analog inputs. Each channel can be individually configured for signal source, and continuous streaming to host PC is supported at rates reaching over 120 MSPS. Additional features include options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O, and ability to synchronize hundreds of channels.

Original Press Release:

Strategic Test Announces New 16-Channel 500 kS/s 16-bit Data Acquisition Cards for PCI Express

Features simultaneous sampling and streaming to PC

Woburn, MA USA - November 25, 2008. Strategic Test Corp. has announced two new 500 kS/s 16-bit data acquisition cards for PCI Express. The UF2e-4731 has 16 analog inputs and the UF2e-4730 has 8 inputs. Unique features include the options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the ability to synchronize hundreds of channels.

Drivers and programming examples for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP64, XP and Linux (RedHat, Fedora, SuSe, Sarge) are supplied with the card, as well as the SBench 5.3 oscilloscope program. SDK's for MATLAB, LabVIEW, Agilent-VEE, DASYLab and LabWindows/CVI are available as options.

"Strategic Test now offers a wide range of high-resolution data acquisition cards for PCI Express, with a large selection of acquisition speeds and channel widths," commented Bob Giblett, President of Strategic Test. "This insures that our customers are able to select a card that closely matches their requirements."

Key specifications include:
o 128 mega samples of memory --- expandable to 2 giga samples
o Continuous streaming to host PC > 120 mega samples/s
o Effective Number of Bits > 14.4 bits
o Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 88.7 dB
o Total Harmonic Distortion < -92.5 dB
o The standard -3dB bandwidth is > 250 kHz

Each channel its own 500 kHz ADC for true simultaneous sampling, together with eight voltage ranges from ±50 mV to ±10 V, a programmable offset of 100% and input impedances of 50 Ohm or 1 MOhm, allowing each channel to be individually configured for the signal source.

Like all UltraFast boards, the UF2e-473x scope cards can be customized with hardware options to best match the application:
o Onboard memory: 128, 256, 512, 1024 or 2048 mega samples
o Multiple Recording: memory segmentation
o Gated Sampling: output clock controlled by external TTL signal
o TimeBase : records time of trigger events or Gates
o ABA Mode: slow-fast-slow recording on trigger
o Star Hub: synchronization of up to 5 or 16 boards, or 5 to 16 PCs to a maximum or 271 boards. Can be used with Digitizer, AWG and Digital I/O boards to create mixed-mode systems
o BaseXIO : adds 8 asynchronous digital I/O lines

Prices start at $5499 with volume/OEM discounts available.

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 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 two year hardware warranty and lifetime technical support and software updates.

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