12-bit PCIe digitizer delivers multi-gigahertz real-time processing - Embedded.com

12-bit PCIe digitizer delivers multi-gigahertz real-time processing

The U5303A compact dual-channel PCIe digitizer from Agilent Technologies Inc. has 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 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.

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