PRODUCTRONICA, Munich – According to Agilent Technologies Inc. its M9703A digitizer is the first eight-channel, 12-bit digitizer that complies with the AXIe open standard. The AXIe digitizer is designed for use in large-scale applied physics applications.
The M9703A digitizer is capable of use in large-scale system configurations that require 40 channels within a single 4U Agilent M9505A AXIe chassis or 80 channels into 8U of rack-mount space giving it twice the channel density of comparable solutions.
This makes the digitizer suited for challenging experiments in particle physics, nuclear fusion, hydrodynamics and microwave radio astronomy. Speaking at Productronica Carla Feldman, the marketing manager for the Software and Modular Solutions Division of Agilent, said that while initially being used to meet multi-channel analysis needs of large scale applied physics it could later be used in aerospace applications.
The M9703A is a single-slot AXIe module with four- or eight-channel acquisition capability running at 1 GSa/s to 3.2 GSa/s. It can provide more than 1 GHz of instantaneous analog bandwidth. The digitizer also enables long acquisitions with its on-board memory of up to 4 GB.
To ensure high throughput, the digitizer module provides a four-lane (x4) PCI Express Gen 2 backplane, enabling sustained data transfer rates of up to 1 GB/s. With four on-board Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs, the M9703A also optimizes measurement throughput and supports future implementations of high-performance data processing.
The M9703A digitizer is compliant with the AXIe and AdvancedTCA standards. Designed to benefit from fast data interfaces, the module can be plugged into AXIe or AdvancedTCA chassis slots.
The AXIe digitizer simplifies the creation of very dense data acquisition systems that include a large number of high-speed synchronous channels with wide dynamic range. In advanced applications such as high-energy physics experiments, the M9703A will provide measurement fidelity from DC to 1 GHz with up to 9.4 effective bits, 66 dBc spurious-free dynamic range and 59 dB signal-to-noise ratio.
The M9703A eight-channel, 12-bit, 1 GSa/s to 3.2 GSa/s, digitizer is priced starting at $70,392 www.agilent.com/find/M9703A.
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