Digitizer is suited for test and imaging systems.

Press Release Summary:

CompuScope 1220 provides 2 input channels, 12 bit vertical resolution, 20 MS/s simultaneous sampling rate, and 10 MHz bandwidth on most input ranges. Card also offers external triggering and external clocking, with 20 MHz to 1 kHz frequency range. Input ranges as low as ±50 mV as well as AC/DC coupling and 50 ohms/1 Mohms impedances are software-controlled. Product can also be equipped with up to 2 GigaSamples of on-board memory.

Original Press Release:

Versatile 12 bit, 20 MS/s Digitizer for Test and Imaging Systems

Montreal, Canada (January 5, 2004) - Gage Applied Technologies, Inc., today announced yet another product launch, the fourth in the last 2 months! The new CompuScope 1220 was designed based on the requirements of scientists and engineers in the fields of ultrasonic testing, SONAR and LIDAR imaging systems. The card combines the advantages of 12 bit resolution with the wide range of externally clocked sampling rates required for such tightly integrated systems.

"Through the on-going dialog between Gage and its customers, it became clear that there was a demand for a very high performance digitizer that is capable of being externally clocked at frequencies as high as twenty megaHertz, but also as low as a few kiloHertz," stated Ted Briggs, Technology Manager at Gage Applied Technologies. "Our development team accepted the challenge and delivered the CompuScope 1220, which provides best-in-class performance at a very reasonable price."

The CompuScope 1220 provides two input channels, 12 bit vertical resolution, 20 MS/s simultaneous sampling rate, 10 MHz bandwidth on most input ranges, external triggering and external clocking. Input ranges as low as ± 50 mV as well as AC/DC coupling and 50 Ohms / 1 MOhms impedances are all software-controlled for maximum versatility. DC Accuracy is typically ± 0.5% of full-scale input. The card can also be equipped with up to 2 GigaSamples of on-board memory. Up to 8 CompuScope 1220 cards can be combined as a Master/Slave system to provide up to 16 simultaneous input channels.

Unlike other digitizers on the market, the CompuScope 1220 features a wide external clock frequency range: from 20 MHz down to 1 kHz. This wide range allows the use of this digitizer in applications in which the clock frequency can vary based on external inputs.

Completely programming-free operation of the CompuScope 1220 is possible with the world-renowned GageScope® oscilloscope software, allowing the user to easily setup the digitizer and acquire, view, archive and analyze signals. Gage also offers Software Development Kits (SDKs) for C/C++, MATLAB®, of course the very popular LabVIEW® environment, with support for Windows 95/98, NT, XP and Windows 2000.

Availability and Pricing
The CompuScope 1220 is available immediately with a projected lead-time of 3 weeks ARO for small quantity orders. List price for the CompuScope 1220 starts at US$2,495 for the base memory model (1 megaSample). Volume-based discounts are available to qualified OEMs.

For Further Information
For further information, contact Sacha Veillette, Marketing Manager, at 1-514-633-7007, extension 3114, or via e-mail at sacha.veillette@gage-applied.com.

About Gage Applied Technologies, Inc.
Gage Applied Technologies, Inc., a member of the KineticSystems family of companies, is a worldwide industry leader in Test & Measurement, providing instruments and modules for PC-based systems and synthetic instruments built on the PCI, cPCI/PXI and VXI platforms.

Product offerings include a family of multi-MHz Analog Input Cards, Analog Output Cards, Digital Input Cards and Digital Output Cards, as well as the programming-free GageScope oscilloscope software and a vast array of powerful software development kits.

Gage's family of Analog Input Cards consists of the CompuScope line of 8-bit, 14-bit and 16-bit Digitizer Cards for the CompactPCI/PXI Bus with sampling rates up to 5 GS/s and the CompuScope line of 8-bit, 12-bit, 14-bit and 16-bit Digitizer Cards for the PCI Bus with sampling rates up to 5 GS/s and very deep on-board acquisition memory of up to 2 GigaBytes.

Gage's customer focus translates into products that are used across diverse industries such as Communications, Computers, Aerospace, Fundamental Research, and Education. Applications served are Manufacturing Test, Radar (SIGINT), Ultrasonics, Lasers/LIDAR, Spectroscopy, and Automated Test Equipment.

Gage is located minutes away from Montreal's international airport in the suburb of Lachine, Quebec, Canada. Through our sister company in Lockport (Illinois) we have state-of-the-art board assembly capabilities that enable us to deliver top quality products with a very fast turnaround.

Gage sells its products through an independent sales organization in North America, and internationally through an extensive network of qualified distributors.

For more information on Gage Applied Technologies, Inc. or any of its products, contact the company at 2000, 32nd Avenue, Lachine, QC, H8T 3H7, Canada.

Telephone 1-800-567-GAGE
Fax 1-800-780-8411
Web sites at www.gage-applied.com and www.kscorp.com

MATLAB is a registered trademark of Mathworks Corporation. LabVIEW is a registered trademark of National Instruments. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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