Data Acquisition Newsletter Issue 2016-03 | GaGe

GaGe / Signatec Data Acquisition Newsletter - 2016 March Issue


Data Acquisition News
March 2016

Powerful and Flexible 1.2 GS/s 14-Bit or 8-Bit
Arbitrary Waveform Generator PCIe Card

Since 2014, hundreds of Signatec PXDAC4800 arbitrary waveform generators have been sold worldwide. It has quickly proven to be an industry leader in both performance and value, satisfying a wide array of customer requirements for signal generation. Many are now used in the following industries and applications:

PXDAC4800 Playback Scope Application
  • Commercial Wireless Communications
  • - Manufacturing: Semiconductor, Functional Test
    - Multi-Channel Stimulus-Response Testing
    - I,Q Digital Modulation: Bluetooth, WiFi
    - Wideband IF Signals

  • Spectroscopy
  • - 2D IR Spectroscopy
    - Mid-IR Pulse Shaping

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • - RADAR: Phased Array Development
    - EW: Signal Recording and Playback
    - SIGINT: Threat Signal Simulation

  • University Laboratory Research*
  • - Wideband Complex Signal Generation
    - Continuous Streaming Playback
       of Custom or Recorded Signals

The popularity of the Signatec PXDAC4800 can be attributable to its multi-channel capability, wide bandwidth, high-speed variable rates, large memory, and fast PCIe interface.

Each PXDAC4800 features 4 DC-coupled channels with up to 590 MHz bandwidth and 14-bit or 8-bit sampling rates up to 1.2 GS/s. By adding additional AWG cards to the system, expanded channel counts can be achieved with synchronized external trigger and clock inputs.

The 1 GB onboard RAM signal memory provides ample room for large, complex user generated waveform patterns. The PCIe x8 interface to the host PC dramatically increases the speed it takes to load waveform data onto the card. With the PXDAC4800, it takes less than 10 seconds to fill the 1 GB memory with 1,000 waveforms, versus other USB or Ethernet AWGs that may take as long as 10-15 minutes.

The PXDAC4800 is supplied with a complete Windows GUI Playback Scope App utilized for generating signal data output, to playback data loaded in RAM, or to stream playback of signal data files from the host PC.

Also included are complete API Software Development Kits for C/C++, MATLAB, and LabVIEW for custom application development.

We invite you to contact us today to discuss your application, obtain a quotation, or to learn more about the PXDAC4800.

*If you are involved in university research, we may be able to connect you to customers involved in similar research applications. Please ask us about our educational discount program.

Signatec PXDAC4800
Starting at $8,330
10% Education Discounts

14-Bit/8-Bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator PCIe Board: PXDAC4800

14-Bit/8-Bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator PCIe Board: PXDAC4800

  • 2 CH, 14-bit, up to 1.2 GS/s per CH
  • 4 CH, 14-bit, up to 600 MS/s per CH
  • 4 CH, 8-bit, up to 1.2 GS/s per CH
  • DC-Coupled 50Ω Outputs
  • DC to 590 MHz Bandwidth
  • 400mV to 1.47V p-p Voltage Ranges
  • 1 GB Onboard Memory
  • PCIe x8 Interface
  • Stream RAM Playback at Full Rates
  • Stream PC Playback up to 900 MB/s
  • Windows Playback Scope App Included
  • C/C++, MATLAB & LabVIEW SDKs Included

Take advantage of additional savings with the current PXDAC4800 Bundle Promotion:

40% Bundle Savings!
Starting at $6,195

Signatec PXDAC4800 Bundle: 4 Channel, 14-Bit or 8-Bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Bundle features Waveform Generator choice of:

  • AC-Coupled, 14-Bit / 8-Bit, 4-CH up to 1.2 GS/s
  • DC-Coupled, 14-Bit / 8-Bit, 4-CH up to 1.2 GS/s

With included PCIe Expansion Enclosure choice of:

  • ExpressCard Host Adapter for Laptops
  • PCIe x4 Host Adapter for Desktops

With included software:

  • Windows Scope/Playback Application
  • SDKs for C, MATLAB & LabVIEW
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We are a customer oriented industry leader in high-performance, accurate, and reliable data acquisition solutions. Our core competencies include engineering, manufacturing and integration of data acquisition cards, digitizers, signal conditioners, and waveform generators into continuous signal data recording, processing and arbitrary signal generation systems.

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