Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the Acqiris DP1400 high-speed digitizer. Designed in a standard short PCI card format, the compact DP1400 combines data converter ASIC technology with component integration for a reduced power consumption of less than 15 W. It can be used in all standard PCI bus slots and is ideal for test applications including semiconductor component testing, hard disk drive production testing, and industrial non-destructive testing. With the optional SAR mode, the onboard memory is separated into multiple buffers. As data is acquired into one buffer, another can be read out through the 32-bit/66 MHz PCI at up to 250 MB/s. In applications where the total data rate of the acquisition is below the PCI data bandwidth, the Acqiris DP1400 with SAR mode can acquire continuously, missing zero events.
The 8-bit, dual-channel DP1400 features an analog frontend mezzanine containing both signal conditioning and highspeed analog to digital converter (ADC) components. The DP1400 has an optional SAR mode and easily integrates into existing measurement systems.
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