Digitizer samples at rates to 400 MS/s.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring on-board memory to 4 GB (2 Gigasamples), 12-bit CompuScope 12400 is available with Finite Impulse Response Filtering and Signal Averaging FPGA technologies. Multiple cards can be configured as Master/Slave to create a high channel count system without compromising acquisition memory depth or sampling rate. Product is compatible with GageScope® Oscilloscope software for acquiring and analyzing signals without writing programming code.

Original Press Release:

Gage Applied Technologies Announces New 12-bit Digitizer with 400 MS/s Sampling

Montreal, Canada (April 18, 2005) - Gage Applied Technologies, worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high-performance PC-based digitizer and oscilloscope cards, has introduced a new high-performance 12-bit digitizer. The CompuScope 12400 (CS12400) can reach sampling speeds up to 400 MS/s and features the deepest on-board memory available on the market today of up to 4 Gigabytes (2 Gigasamples).

The fast sampling rate enables the capture of high-speed signals with ultra-high timing precision and the high resolution allows signals with very high dynamic range to be captured. This combination of speed and resolution are ideal for implementation in a wide range of applications such as radar/lidar system design and test, spectroscopy, communications, ultrasonic non-destructive testing, manufacturing test, as well as signal intelligence and high-performance imaging.

Gage's new Finite Impulse Response (FIR) Filtering and Signal Averaging Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technologies are also optionally available for the new CS12400 digitizer. The FIR Filtering Technology allows users to filter digitized data in real-time with a completely flexible and user customizable FIR filter. Filtering of analog voltage signals is a powerful method for removing unwanted signal features (like noise) and emphasizing signal features of interest. Data is transparently filtered with no processing required by the host PC's CPU. Signal Averaging is a powerful method of improving the fidelity of noisy repetitive signals. Using Signal Averaging, small signals can be extracted from a background of high amplitude noise, which may even be larger than the actual signal itself. The CS12400 will take advantage of these new on-board application specific FPGA technologies offered by Gage, as well as any new ones that will soon become available.

As with other Gage products, the CS12400 is available with up to 2 Billion samples of on-board acquisition memory. Deep acquisition memory is useful for applications that require sampling of a long record at a high sampling rate. Examples include radar signal analysis, disk drive testing, and signal intelligence. Multiple cards can be configured as Master/Slave to create a high channel count system without compromising the acquisition memory depth or sampling rate.

All members of Gage's CompuScope family, including the new CS12400, are fully compatible with GageScope® Oscilloscope software that allows users to acquire and analyze signals without writing a single line of programming code. Gage also offers Software Development Kits (SDKs) in C/C++, MATLAB® and LabVIEW® for users that want to create their own custom applications.

For Further Information contact:
Nicole Faubert
Marketing Manager
Gage Applied Technologies
KineticSystems Company
(514) 633-7007 ext. 3034

About Gage Applied Technologies

Gage Applied Technologies (www.gage-applied.com) a member of the Dynamic Signals group of companies (DynamicSignals.com), is a worldwide industry leader in high-performance signal capture. Gage, KineticSystems, Preston Scientific and Cyber Systems, all members of the Dynamic Signals growing family, serve a wide-range of industries by providing instruments and modules for PC-based test and measurement systems and synthetic instrumentation built on the PCI, PXI, VXI, CAMAC and proprietary platforms.

Gage's product offering includes a family of multi-MHz to GHz digitizers and scope cards, analog signal generator cards, digital input and digital output cards, as well as the programming-free GageScope® oscilloscope software and a vast array of powerful Software Development Kits (SDKs).

Gage's family of signal capture products consists of the CompuScope line of 8-bit, 12-bit, 14-bit and 16-bit digitizers and scope cards for the PCI and CompactPCI/PXI buses. With sampling rates up to 2 GS/s and very deep on-board acquisition memory of up to 2 Gigasamples, Gage's product line offers the top performance on the market today in the 3 key dimensions of sampling speed, resolution, and memory.

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

Gage is located minutes away from Montreal's international airport in the suburb of Lachine, Quebec, Canada. Through its sister company KineticSystems, Gage benefits from a state-of-the-art board assembly facility, located in Lockport (Illinois), that enables the delivery of top quality products with a very fast turnaround.

For more information on Gage Applied Technologies or any of its products, contact the company at 1 Provost, Suite 200, Lachine, QC, H8S 4H2, Canada.

Telephone 1-800-567-GAGE Fax 1-800-780-8411

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