Spectrum Instrumentation has launched a series of 13 digitiser cards of different speeds and channels.
The M2p.59xx digitiser series offers a 16-bit resolution. The PCIe cards are available with three speed grades of 20 MS/s, 40 MS/s and 80 MS/s and with one, two, four or eight channels. Based on Spectrum’s modular design philosophy, the 13 different models are designed to ensure a perfect match against the required specifications of the customer. The range is suitable for a wide range of applications in radar, lidar, ultrasound, laser, communications, medical science, big physics experiments, automotive, aerospace and others.
Squeezed into a half-length PCIe card, products offer more features than predecessor families. Each channel has a separate ADC and a fully individual programmable input amplifier with ranges between ±200 mV and ±10 V, programmable input offset for unipolar measurements, programmable input termination of 50 ? and 1 M? and an integrated calibration circuit. Models are available with up to eight single-ended and up to four differential channels.
A PCIe x4 lane interface increases the available streaming speed to more than 600 MByte/s – or more than 75 MS/s continuous streaming for 4 channels. This is combined with an on-board memory of 1 GByte and enables applications that need continuous data storage or fast online calculations. Up to 16 cards in one system can be synchronised using Spectrum’s proven star-hub technology. Systems with up to 128 channels, all sharing a common clock and trigger can be created in one single chassis.
All 500 Spectrum products are developed, produced and extensively tested in Germany with support directly from Spectrum's hardware and software engineers.