Agilent Technologies' High-Speed PCIe Digitizer with On-Board Signal Processing/Agilent (U1084A)

DN Staff

April 10, 2010

1 Min Read
Agilent Technologies' High-Speed PCIe Digitizer with On-Board Signal Processing/Agilent  (U1084A)

The new PCI ExpressA(R) (PCIe) high-speed data acquisition cardwith on-board field programmable gate array (FPGA) for real-time dataprocessing, provides higher sampling rates, faster measurement throughput andeven more flexibility to OEMs and many test and measurement engineers, whilemaintaining precision and cost effectiveness. The Agilent U1084A Acqirishigh-speed data converter leverages the performance of Agilent's leading-edgetechnology and know-how to meet the most demanding requirements. The product'sPCIe form factor and flexible architecture are ideal for use in medicalimaging, scientific instrumentation, non-destructive testing (NDT) and even thevalidation of mixed-signal semiconductors in automated test equipment. Theextreme performance of the digitizer is also suited to advanced research in tohigh-energy physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics. The product representsthe first implementation of Agilent Acqiris know-how and technology in to thePCIe form factor. Designed for easyimplementation into desktop PC's and other PCIe systems, the card providesincredible performance for integration as the key high-speed acquisitioncomponent in any design. On-board FPGAprocessing maximizes measurement throughput, by providing real-time datareduction. Off-the-shelf firmwareincludes signal averaging and peak analysis running at the full 4 GS/sacquisition rates of the card. Combinedwith up to 520 MB/s bus transfer with 4x PCIe measurement data can quickly bepassed to a host processor for application specific processing. The productincludes much Agilent IP designed specifically for high-speed dataacquisition. Most notably the on-boardFPGA is capable of finding, in real-time, the position of a trigger with a timeresolution of 10ps. This providesincreased timing resolution over alternative solutions in a PCIe digitizingcard that can be simply integrated as an off-the-shelf component.

For more information:

Sign up for the Design News Daily newsletter.

You May Also Like