Keysight Technologies today announced it has developed a highly dense, 64-synchronous-multichannel data-acquisition system. The system is composed of eight M9703A AXIe high-speed digitizers in a 14-slot chassis and was developed for an enterprise leader in satellite telecommunication systems, where its main requirement was multichannel synchronization and FPGA programming capability.
Keysight modular solutions, based on AXIe products, are extremely compact. This allows reduction of size while increasing the number of acquisition channels. With an innovative design, the system has eight digitizers within one chassis. The synchronization is realized through its unique AXIe local-bus backplane. Up to 13 modules could potentially be installed in the chassis for a total of 104 channels.
“The key element of this system is the AXIe multi-channel multi-boards synchronization capability, which make possible a high-speed, multichannel data acquisition with customized, real-time signal processing and unique phase coherency,” said Pierre-François Maistre, Keysight R&D project manager. “We already have validated this 64-channel data acquisition system according to our customer’s requirements and we are now looking at enlarging it up to 104 channels.”
The 64-channel system is composed of
- eight M9703A AXIe 8-channel, 12-bit high-speed digitizer/wideband digital receiver able to capture signals from DC up to 2 GHz at 1.6 GS/s;
- one U5340A FPGA development kit for high-speed digitizers;
- one M9514A AXIe 14-Slot chassis that provides 13 instrument modules slots plus an AXIe system slot; and
- one M9521A AXIe system module that provides the required system communication and synchronization functions including trigger bus and clock routing and management.
The M9703A AXIe 8-channel, 12-bit, 1-GS/s to 3.2-GS/s digitizer is priced starting at $74,786 and orderable now. More information about product configuration and pricing is available at www.keysight.com/find/m9703a.
The M9514A AXIe 14-slot chassis and the M9521A AXIe system module are priced starting at $46,089 and orderable now. More information about product configuration and pricing is available at www.keysight.com/find/m9514a and www.keysight.com/find/m9521a.