Press Release Summary:
Using 14-bit D/A converters, UF6031 Arbitrary Waveform Generator (ARB/AWG) PCI card for PCs generates complex analog signals at rates of 125 MS/s on both channels. Device also includes up to 512 MB onboard signal memory that allows each channel to generate signals up to 256 MS. It features 3 software-selectable hardware filters, external clock and trigger connectors, and Total Harmonic Distortion of better than -57 dB.
Original Press Release:
World's Fastest 14-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator Card for PC's
UF6031 generates signals at up to 125 MHz on 2 channels and has up to 512 MByte on-board memory
Boston May 19, 2004: Strategic Test has released the UF6031 high-speed Arbitrary Waveform Generator (ARB/AWG) PCI card for PC's. Using the latest generation of 14-bit D/A converters it is able to generate complex analog signals at rates of 125 MSamples per second (MS/s) on both channels. To support these high data rates, the designers have included up to 512 MBytes of onboard signal memory that allows each channel to generate signals of up to 256 MSamples at the highest speeds. Three software selectable hardware filters are provided to further improve accurate signal reconstruction.
Typical applications include: enhanced/corrupted playback of recorded signals; simulation waveforms produced by MATLAB, LabVIEW, VEE, DASYLab; I/Q signal verification tasks in multi antenna systems, 3-phase power simulation, generating stimulus signals for imaging display and recording, creating mixed analog/digital signals, RADAR and SONAR testing.
The UF6032 can be combined with one of the UltraFast Digitizer cards. Real-world signals can be recorded with the Digitizer and then replayed using the UF6031 to the device under test.
The UF6031 has a 3dB Bandwidth of 60 MHz (no filter), Signal to Noise Ratio of greater than 72 dB and Crosstalk less than -80 dB. Total Harmonic Distortion is better than -57 dB.
The boards are supplied with external clock and trigger connectors so that the card can be synchronized with external equipment if necessary. A feature called Bank Switching is provided for tests that require switching the channel output between two stored waveforms on receipt of an external signal.
As an option, the UF6031 can be fitted with four high-speed digital output channels, which are synchronized to the analog outputs. These may be used to send status messages to other equipment.
Alternatively, the extra I/O option adds 24 slow digital I/O lines and four 12-bit D/A channels for controlling external equipment such as RADAR antenna position during or after high-speed signal generation.
The UltraFast UF6031 with 8 MSample memory costs $5558, with 16 MSamples $6482, 32 MSamples $7553, 64 MSamples $8778, 128 MSamples $10304 and the maximum 256 MSamples $12985. OEM prices are available on request.
All UltraFast cards are supplied with free drivers for Windows and Linux, the SBench program that allows signals to be easily generated without programming, source code programming examples in Visual Basic, c/c++ and Delphi; two years hardware warranty and lifetime software updates including future Windows and Linux drivers. Technical support is provided at no cost for the product lifetime.
About Strategic Test
With the introduction of more than 130 new high-speed Digitizer, Arbitrary Waveform Generator and high-speed Digital I/O PCI, 3U PXI and 6U CompactPCI cards during the last three years, Strategic Test Corporation now offers the widest range of high-speed PC-based instruments. The UltraFast cards are designed at the R&D facility in northern Germany and distributed through our Head Office in Stockholm (Sweden), the US office in Boston and a distributor in Japan.
The first high-speed measurement card for PC's was designed in 1989. All of the current range of more than 145 cards has been developed since 1999. Strategic Test's clients include global electronics, semiconductor, defense, telecommunications and medical instrument companies, government funded research labs and universities in five continents.
A picture and datasheet can be downloaded from the website at http://www.strategic-test.com/news
For further information please contact:
Strategic Test Corporation
One Broadway, Suite 600
Cambridge, MA 02142