8-bit PCI Digitizer Board: Cobra | GaGe

Cobra CompuScope
8-Bit, 2.0 GS/s, PCI Digitizer / Oscilloscope Board

* This legacy model is now discontinued. Please review current recommended model replacement:

Cobra Express

The GaGe Cobra CompuScope PCI digitizer board features 8-bit resolution with sampling rates up to 2.0 GS/s with true Effective Number of Bits (ENOB) of 7.4-bits with 10 MHz input.

Onboard digitizer sample memory is expandable up to 4 GS and up to 8 Cobra digitizers can be combined for up to 16 channels in a single system.

8-Bit Digitizer PCI Board: Cobra

Cobra Data Sheet

Supporting Software

Digitizer Features

  • 1 or 2 Digitizing Channels
  • 0.5, 1.0 or 2.0 GS/s Maximum Sampling Rate
  • 8-bits Vertical A/D Resolution
  • 256 MS to 4 GS Onboard Acquisition Sample Memory
  • 500 MHz Input Bandwidth
  • Full-Featured Front-End with AC/DC Coupling and
    50Ω Inputs
  • Software Control over Input Ranges, Coupling & Impedances
  • Ease of Integration with External or Reference
    Clock In & Clock Out
  • External Trigger In & Trigger Out
  • Full-Size Single-Slot PCI 32-bit 66MHz Board
  • PCI Standard for 200 MB/s Transfer to PC Memory
  • Supports eXpert FPGA Signal Averaging
  • Programming-Free Operation with
    GaGeScope PC Oscilloscope Software
  • Software Application Development Support with
    CompuScope SDK for C/C#
    CompuScope SDK for MATLAB
    CompuScope SDK for LabVIEW

The GaGe Cobra CompuScope digitizer series is also available with a PCI Express (PCIe) bus interface that provides even greater amounts of onboard acquisition sample memory depths from 2 GS to 32 GS with PCIe data streaming capabilities:

8-bit Cobra Express PCIe Digitizers

Digitizer Ordering Information

Cobra CompuScope Products and Part Numbers
CS11G8 1 Channel @ 1.0 GS/s, 8-bits,
256 MS Memory, 500 MHz Bandwidth
AC/DC Coupling, 50Ω Input
CS21G8 2 Channels @ 500 MS/s, 8-bits or
1 Channel @ 1.0 GS/s, 8-bits,
256 MS Memory, 500 MHz Bandwidth
AC/DC Coupling, 50Ω Inputs
CS22G8 2 Channels @ 1.0 GS/s, 8-bits or
1 Channel @ 2.0 GS/s, 8-bits,
256 MS Memory, 500 MHz Bandwidth
AC/DC Coupling, 50Ω Inputs
eXpert Firmware Options
eXpert Signal Averaging Firmware Option 250-181-001
Memory Upgrades
Memory Upgrade: 256 MS to 512 MS MEM-181-001
Memory Upgrade: 256 MS to 1 GS MEM-181-003
Memory Upgrade: 256 MS to 2 GS MEM-181-005
Memory Upgrade: 256 MS to 4 GS MEM-181-007
Master/Slave Upgrades
Master Multi-Card Upgrade COB-181-012
Slave Multi-Card Upgrade COB-181-013
Set 1 SMA to BNC cable ACC-001-031
Set 4 SMA to BNC cable ACC-001-033
GaGeScope® Software
GaGeScope: Lite Edition included
GaGeScope: Standard Edition 300-100-351
GaGeScope: Professional Edition 300-100-354
Software Development Kits (SDKs)
GaGe SDK Pack on CD 200-113-000
CompuScope SDK for C/C# 200-200-101
CompuScope SDK for MATLAB 200-200-102
CompuScope SDK for LabVIEW 200-200-103