PCIe Digitizer delivers multi-gigahertz, real-time processing.

Press Release Summary:

Intended for systems in commercial, industrial, aerospace, and defense applications, U5303A features 8-lane PCIe 2.0 interface and delivers 12-bit resolution, sampling up to 3.2 GSPS, and on-board processing. Dual-channel PCIe digitizer gives users ability to integrate real-time signal processing within embedded Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA and facilitates integration into PC via included set of drivers. Other performance features include DC-1.8 GHz bandwidth, 9.1 ENOB at 100 MHz, and 58 dB SNR.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Introduces High-Precision 12-bit PCIe Digitizer that Delivers Multi-Gigahertz Real-Time Processing

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the U5303A, a compact dual-channel PCIe digitizer with 12-bit resolution, sampling up to 3.2 GS/s, and on-board real-time processing. It delivers unprecedented analog fidelity, high effective number of bits and very low noise.

The new digitizer offers outstanding performance in a small footprint: DC-to-1.8 GHz bandwidth, 9.1 ENOB at 100 MHz, 58 dB signal-to-noise ratio and very high data-transfer rates from an eight-lane PCIe 2.0 interface. As a result, the U5303A is an ideal 12-bit high-speed digitizer for systems in commercial, industrial, aerospace and defense applications. Uses include medical imaging, environmental monitoring, analytical time-of-flight, ultrasonic nondestructive testing and radar.

The versatile U5303A gives users the ability to integrate advanced real-time signal processing within the embedded Xilinx Virtex-6 field-programmable gate array. This is made possible by the Agilent FPGA development kit for high-speed digitizers. This software kit provides interfaces that leverage the full density and speed of the FPGA while ensuring the digitizer’s outstanding level of performance at multi-gigasamples per second.

“By coupling high resolution with high precision, the U5303A is one of the best products in its class,” said Didier Lavanchy, operation manager for Agilent’s high-speed digitizers. “Its development leverages innovations that were first introduced in the 12-bit AXIe digitizer, which was named a 2013 Best in Test winner by Test & Measurement World magazine.”

The U5303A PCIe high-speed digitizer extends Agilent’s portfolio of PCIe-based products and high-speed digitizer cards, which also includes solutions in the AXIe and PXIe formats. To ease integration of the module into a PC, the U5303A also includes a comprehensive set of drivers.


The U5303A two-channel, 12-bit, high-speed PCIe high-speed digitizer with on-board processing can be ordered now. Information about product configuration is available at www.agilent.com/find/U5303A.

High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/U5303A_images.

About the Agilent High-Speed Digitizers Team

Agilent high-speed digitizers are the result of more than 300 years of cumulative research and development experience in analog-to-digital conversion technology. This ensures the ability to achieve the most effective and reliable analog-to-digital conversion at high resolution and fast sampling rates. Information on the technology and its applications is available at high-speed-digitizer.tm.agilent.com.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

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