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Dual-Channel PCI-Express Data Acquisition Boards Sport Deep Memories

A series of PCI-Express data acquisition boards offers 14-bit resolution at speeds of 400 Msamples/s and 12-bit resolution at 500 Msamples/s, allowing uninterrupted full-speed acquisition into host memory or to the 8 Gbytes of on-board RAM. The boards’ blend of speed, reconfigurable processing, and very deep on-board memory lends them to data-acquisition applications in signals intelligence, surveillance, missile testing, radar, and other defense, scientific, and medical applications. When installed in any PCI-Express x16 or x8 slot, these ADC boards can continuously acquire wideband data, optionally process it in the on-board Virtex-5 FPGA, buffer it in the 8-Gbyte on-board RAM, and continuously stream data to host system RAM for immediate use, graphical display, or storage. A TTL-selective recording input allows acquisition to be dynamically stopped and started, increasing effective memory depth by storing only needed data, for applications such as radar, burst communication, and pulsed spectroscopy. Designed for high-speed, low-jitter operation in critical applications, these ADC boards allow either straight data acquisition requiring no user development, or in-line dataflow processing using the on-board Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA. For OEM applications, front-end mezzanine cards may be attached to the board, including higher-resolution A/D and D/A converters, filters, amplifiers, samplers and mixers. In quantities of two or more, a single-channel AD12-500x1-4GB starts at $8995; the dual-channel version with 8 Gbytes of RAM (AD12-500x2-8GB) starts at $10,795. In quantities of two or more, a single-channel AD14-400x1-4GB starts at $9895 while the dual-channel AD14-400x2-8GB version with 8 Gbytes of RAM costs $11,695. Availability is typically from stock. ULTRAVIEW CORP., Orinda, CA. (925) 253-2960.


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