High-Speed Digitizers have up to 4 GS on-board memory.

Press Release Summary:

Available with 1 or 2 digitizing channels, 3 or 4 GS/s sampling per channel, and up to 1.5 GHz of input bandwidth, 8-bit CobraMax(TM) series can continuously digitize waveforms at 4 GS/s for one full second. Multiple Record mode also allows millions of shorter, rapidly acquired waveforms to be stacked into memory. Also included, Expert(TM) FPGA on-board signal processing technology for data analysis reduces amount of captured data before transfer to host PC.

Original Press Release:

GaGe Announces CobraMax Family of Ultra High-Speed Digitizers with Up to 4 GS/s Sampling and 4 GSamples of On-Board Memory

Lockport, Illinois (April 8, 2009) - GaGe, a worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high-performance PC-based digitizer and oscilloscope cards, today announced the CobraMaxTM family of ultra high-speed 8-bit digitizers.

The CobraMax family of digitizers is available with 1 or 2 digitizing channels, 3 or 4 GS/s sampling per channel, and up to 1.5 GHz of input bandwidth. With up to 4 GS of on-board acquisition memory per card, CobraMax digitizers offer the ideal combination of ultra high-speed data capture rates and huge amounts of on-board memory.

"With its extremely deep memory of 4 GigaSamples, the CobraMax can continuouosly digitize waveforms at 4 GS/s for a full second - a capacity that far exceeds that of any previously available instrument." said Dr. Andrew Dawson, Business Development Manager of DynamicSignals LLC. "Alternately, GaGe's powerful Multiple Record mode allows the stacking into Cobra memory of many millions of shorter, rapidly acquired waveforms," Dawson added. "DynamicSignals has already seen considerable interest from the radar and communications industry, since the CobraMax provides a quantum leap in both digitizer sampling speed and acquisition time, which is a critical benefit for both of these industries."

By taking advantage of GaGe's ExpertTM FPGA on-board signal processing technology, such as Signal Averaging, users can also perform on-board data analysis to reduce the amount of captured data before transferring them to the host PC for further analysis.

For applications that require several simultaneous digitizing channels, it is possible to interconnect up to 8 CobraMax digitizers in a single chassis and achieve true multi-card synchronization thanks to GaGe's advanced internal clock distribution technology. Using short and controlled timing signal propagation paths and automatic timing calibration, this technology provides far superior inter-card time skew and jitter performance, as compared to alternate external multi-module synchronization techniques.

For ease of integration, CobraMax digitizers also provide Reference Clock In and Clock Out, External Trigger In and Trigger Event Out.

GaGe's Cobra family of digitizers is compatible with GageScope® oscilloscope software that allows users to acquire and analyze signals without writing a single line of programming code. GaGe also offers powerful Software Development Kits (SDKs) for C/C#, MATLAB®, or LabVIEW® and other popular programming environments for users that want to create their own custom software applications.
CobraMax Ordering Information
CobraMax Model Number of Max. Single Channel Max. Dual Channel Part
channels Sampling Rate Sampling Rate Number
CS14G8 1 4 GS/s - CBX-014-000
CS23G8 2 3 GS/s 1.5 GS/s CBX-023-000
CS13G8 1 3 GS/s - CBX-013-000

For Further Information contact:
Nicole Faubert
GaGe/KineticSystems Marketing
(514) 876-1850

About GaGe
GaGe (www.gage-applied.com), a brand of DynamicSignals LLC (DynamicSignals.com), is a worldwide industry leader in high-performance signal capture. GaGe, KineticSystems, Preston Scientific and Cyber Systems, all brands of the DynamicSignals 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, CompactPCI, 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 buses. With sampling rates up to 4 GS/s and very deep on-board acquisition memory of up to 4 Gigabytes, 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.
For more information on GaGe or any of its products, contact the company at 900 N. State Street, Lockport, IL 60441. Telephone 1-800-567-GAGE Fax 1-800-780-8411

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