High-speed digital I/O boards for PCIe offer up to 32 channels - Embedded.com

High-speed digital I/O boards for PCIe offer up to 32 channels

Woburn, Mass.—PC-based instrument board maker Strategic Test has developed what it claims are the industry's fastest digital I/O boards for PCI Express.

With up to 32 channels, recording or replay rates to 125-MHz and the possibility to synchronize up to 127 boards, including digitizers and arbitrary waveform generators, large mixed-mode automated test systems for electronic sub-assemblies and digital semiconductor components can be created.

There are four boards in the UF2e-7000 series. They include the UF2e-7010 (125 MHz on 16 channels); UF2e-7011 (125 MHz on 16 channels or 60 MHz on 32 channels); UF2e-7020 (125 MHz on 32 channels); and UF2e-7021 (125 MHz on 32 channels or 60 MHz on 64 channels).

The digital I/O channels can be software selected for input or output in 16-channel increments. The UF2e-7020 and UF2e-7021 are also able to record and replay simultaneously. All inputs and outputs are TTL compatible.

External clock and trigger connectors are provided. A wide variety of bit and pattern trigger conditions can be set.

The standard boards are supplied with 64-Mbytes of onboard memory. This can be expanded to 4-Gbytes for the longest recording and replay times, even at the maximum clock rates. At slower clock rates, data can be streamed to or from the host PC.

The board can be equipped with a second user-selected quartz crystal oscillator for applications that require a highly accurate specific output rate.

Strategic Test provides the following software development kits:Windows Vista and XP64, XP, 2000, NT and 98; Linux drivers for RedHat, Suse, Fedora and Debian; MATLAB; LabVIEW; Agilent-VEE; LabWindows/CVI; and DASYLab.

Pricing: Starts at $3,390.
Availability: All UltraFast boards are supplied with the free SBench software that allows users to record or replay digital waveforms without programming. SBench is available for both Windows and Linux.

Strategic Test, 1-866-898-3278, www.strategic-test.com

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