Digitizers offer up to 2 GB on-board acquisition memory.

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Intended for 14- and 16-bit digitizers, Extreme Memory option fits in 2-slot, 6U CompactPCI/PXI form factor with 2-channel digitizer and provides up to 2 GB memory. GageScope® software transfers and displays large data sets created by such deep captures. Direct memory access on PCI bus allows fast data transfers. Data decimation and zooming features enable users to quickly focus on regions of interest and perform advanced analysis.



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Extreme Memory Lands on the CompactPCI/PXI Platform



Montreal, Canada (February 2, 2004) - Gage Applied Technologies, Inc., has just taken a giant leap across the memory divide with the release of its Extreme Memory option for the CompactPCI/PXI platform. Strong of the experience acquired over the last 2 years with the CompactPCI/PXI platform, Gage has now adapted its breakthrough hardware and software technologies, previously only available for the PCI platform, to create digitizers with up to 2GB of on-board acquisition memory.

"We noticed an urgent need in the fields of scientific instrumentation and SIGINT, for much deeper memory than traditional instruments like oscilloscopes can provide. This is a case of Gage working closely with cutting-edge customers, to deliver what no one else is yet able to build," commented Ted Briggs, Technology Manager at Gage. "This option on our PXI product line is just a small piece of our capabilities in multi-gigabyte signal capture," concluded Briggs.

Designed primarily to enhance the performance and range of applications of its 14- and 16-bit digitizers, Gage equips the Extreme Memory products with up to 2GB of memory. This fits in a 2-slot, 6U, CompactPCI/PXI form factor, including the 2-channel digitizer.

As was already the case for the PCI platform, Gage brings to bear its powerful GageScope® software to transfer and display the extremely large data sets created by such deep captures. Thanks to fast direct memory access (DMA) on the PCI bus underlying the CompactPCI/PXI platform, data transfers are fast and efficient. Data decimation and zooming features then allow users to quickly focus of the regions of interest and perform advanced analysis. The same functionalities can also be programmed by using one of Gage's friendly application development kits for LabVIEW®, LabWindows/CVI, MATLAB®, or C/C++.

Availability and Pricing
The Extreme Memory option for CompactPCI/PXI digitizers is available immediately with a projected lead-time of 6 weeks ARO for small quantity orders. List price for the optional memory starts at US$11,995 for a CompuScope 1610C dual-channel 16 bit digitizer. 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

MATLAB is a registered trademark of Mathworks Corporation. LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI are registered trademarks of National Instruments. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Web sites at www.gage-applied.com and www.kscorp.com

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