The CS1250X family delivers this ENOB performance at high frequency without sacrificing the flexibility of the established GaGe CompuScope signal-conditioning front end. The CS1250X provides six separate input ranges, a choice of AC/DC coupling, user-selectable 70 MHz low-pass filters and user DC offset control.
High fidelity front-end signal conditioning is a core competence of GaGe’s parent company, DynamicSignals Engineering LLC. The design features the low-noise conversion of input single-ended signals to carefully balanced on-board differential signals in addition to innovative clocking distribution and phase alignment.
The system also includes on-board AC and DC calibration reference sources that are used to perform a 7-parameter calibration of the front-end. Without this calibration, the high ENOB performance of the CS1250X would not be possible. The ENOB provided by the CS1250X is over 9.5 at a 200 MHz signal frequency. This is a full 2 ENOBs higher than the performance of other available 12-bit digitisers.
Up to eight CS1250X cards may be configured in a master/slave system for up to 16 simultaneous channels at 500 MS/s.
Software development kits are available for LabVIEW, MATLAB and C/C#.