Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced an eight-channel version of its U5309A 8-bit single-slot PCIe Gen2 digitizer with on-board processing , providing what the company claims is unprecedented channel density and minimum footprint at this level of performance.
Until now, customers requiring an eight-channel data acquisition system had to order a three-slot cPCI chassis, including two digitizer modules and an interface card to the computer. Today they can select the single-slot, eight-channel U5309A PCIe digitizer , which has multiple advantages in cost, reliability and performance—as well as the tremendous size reduction into a single slot card. The digitizer plugs into the computer PCIe slot, immediately providing eight channels of simultaneous acquisition.
The eight channels at 1GS/s version increases the offering of the U5309A product recently launched with its two-channel version. Channels can be interleaved to reach a 2 GS/s sampling rate. Applications will also benefit from the high data throughput provided by the Gen2 eight-lane PCIe bus and the possibility to implement real-time signal processing algorithms into the on-board FPGA. Custom processing for the PCIe digitizer family (U5309A and U5303A) is created using the U5340A FPGA development kit.