Strategic Test has released four new Digital Pattern Generator boards for PC’s with up to 32 Gigabit memory, maximum clock rates of 40 MHz, 10 MHz or 5 MHz, and a choice of 16- or 32-bit widths. Uniquely, each 4-bit can be programmed with a different HIGH and LOW output level from –2 V to +10 V in 10 mV increments. This output range can generate signals compatible with ECL, PECL, TTL, LVDS, LVTTL, CMOS and LVCMOS. Compared to traditional instruments, the UF2-7200 series is less expensive, easier to use and eliminates the need for multiple instruments to produce different signal levels.
The signal data can be generated from card memory, continuously looping until stopped by the user or streamed continuously from the host PC at rates to 225 MBytes per second when very long signals are required.
The output rate of the signals can be programmed from DC to 40 MHz. Each channel can drive a maximum current of 100 mA (maximum 200 mA per nibble). Differential signals such as ECL and LVDS are generated in the on-board hardware. This has the advantage that only one data-bit is used for each pair of differential signals so that less on-board memory is used.
Software drivers for Windows Vista, XP64, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98 and Linux are supplied, while drivers for MATLAB, LabVIEW, VEE and DASYLab are available as options.
All UltraFast cards are supplied with free drivers for Windows and Linux, the SBench measurement and signal generation program, source code programming examples in Visual Basic, C/C++ and Delphi; two years hardware warranty and lifetime software updates including future Windows and Linux drivers. Technical support is provided at no cost for the product lifetime.