Test & Measurement

10-bit digitiser boasts 1GS/s sampling rate

17th June 2019
Mick Elliott

A flexible data acquisition board with high channel density and an open FPGA architecture which makes it ideal for large-scale physics installations and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product integration has been released by Teledyne SP Devices.

The 8-channel ADQ8-8C allows for compact and cost-efficient multi-channel system design. The versatile analogue front-end (AFE) of ADQ8-8C supports a wide variety of detectors and can therefore be used in many applications such as particle physics, scientific instruments, time-of-flight applications, and more.

Capabilities include AFE with programmable DC-offset, input voltage range, and input impedance (50Ω and 1MΩ), 500MHz analogue input bandwidth and an open powerful Xilinx FPGA with resources available for customised real-time digital signal processing.

The board also offer 1GByte on-board acquisition memory and up to 3.2GByte/s data transfer to host PC, hardware trigger and accurate multi-channel synchronisation capabilities.

It is available in PXI Express and MTCA.4 formats

Jan-Erik Eklund, Digitiser Product Manager at Teledyne SP Devices, commented, “The combination of high channel density, advanced AFE, customisable real-time signal processing, and high data streaming rate makes this product a great fit both for systems based on a single board as well as large multi-channel systems consisting of a large number of boards.”

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