The new U5309A 8-bit PCIe digitizer from Agilent Technologies samples up to 2GS/s and features two channels with an analog bandwidth from DC to 500 MHz, a large DDR3 memory for long acquisition time, and a very high data throughput with its PCIe 2.0 eight-lane interface. In addition, the U5309A includes a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, which allows users to load custom real-time signal processing algorithms created with the U5340A FPGA development kit software.
The U5309A is designed for interoperability, reusability and upgradability. The software driver provided for both the U5303A and the new U5309A supports multiple programmable interfaces for easy integration of the data converter into existing environments. The versatility provided by the common architecture is further enhanced by the custom on-board signal processing. Companies and research institutions can implement their own algorithm as they develop technologies for high-end applications.