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Spectrum Releases DN6.22x Series of LXI Digitizers

LXI Digitizers: DN6.22x Series

Multi-channel high-frequency signal acquisition and analysis has become much easier with the release of the DN6.22x series of LXI digitizers from Spectrum GmbH. The new series extends the company’s lineup of popular digitizerNETBOX products by adding eight models that feature high-channel count, fast sampling rates and wide bandwidth. The entry level DN6.221 models offer versions with 12, 16, 20 and 24 channels, with each channel capable of sampling electronic signals at rates up to 1.25 GS/s. 


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Spectrum's New Boxcar Function Smooths Out Noise to Give Clear Signals

Boxcar Function for Clear Signals

Spectrum GmbH has announced a new function for its extensive range of modularly designed digitizers. The Boxcar averaging function smooths out high frequency noise to give a clear signal. It is most useful in situations where signals have been oversampled and it can be used to increase vertical resolution, lower noise and improve dynamic characteristics such as signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spurious free dynamic range (SFDR). It uses a mathematical signal processing function to effectively recalculate the vertical value of each acquired data point by averaging it with adjacent sample points.


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Multi-Channel LXI Digitizers

DN6 445-24_low-resSpectrum GmbH has released a range of high-speed 14 and 16 bit LXI-based digitizer products for applications where multiple electronic signals need to be acquired and analyzed. Twelve instruments with up to 24 fully synchronized channels extend Spectrum's digitizerNETBOX family. The 16 bit ADC models offers sampling rates of either 130 MS/s or 250 MS/s, while the 14 bit units feature sampling rates of 500 MS/s.


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PXIe Arbitrary Waveform Generators: M4x Series

M4x 6622-x4 low resolutionSpectrum’s M4x series of PXIe Arbitrary Waveform Generators offer a cost effective solution for automated testing applications that require fast and accurate electronic signal generation. Based on the modular PXIe instrumentation standard, the M4x series includes five new modules that provide one, two or four channels. Each channel is equipped with the latest 16 bit digital-to-analog converter technology.


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Arbitrary Waveform Generators

DN2 662-08The release of a line of arbitrary waveform generators based on the LXI instrumentation standard, opens the door for engineers and scientists who need to generate electronic signals in automated test and remote applications. Spectrum has released seven instruments in the generatorNETBOX series. The units combine the latest digital-to-analog converter technology and can generate signals from DC up to 400 MHz in frequency.


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High Speed PXI Express Digitizer Family: M4x.44xx Series

High speed PXI Express DigitizerSpectrum GmbH has released its first high-speed digitizer product line based on the popular PXIe (PXI Express) modular instrumentation standard. The M4x.44xx series consists of six new products, each packaged in a dual-width 3U module. The digitizers include versions with two and four fully synchronous channels and they come with resolutions of either 14 bits, for sampling at rates up to 500 MS/s, or 16 bits, for sampling at rates up to 130 or 250 MS/s.


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Tools to Learn Basics of Waveform Generation, Acquisition and Analysis

SB6_Guide_Examle4_QuadraturSpectrum is pleased to make available a number of academic tools that can be used to learn the basics of waveform generation, acquisition and analysis. The tools are freely available for download on the Spectrum website and are designed so that they can be used by teachers and other educators for structured learning classes or by students who wish to follow a self-tutorial style  process. The academic tools are also helpful for first time digitizer and AWG users.


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Embedded Server Option: DN2.xxx-Emb

DN2_Embedded ServerSpectrum's Ethernet based digitizer products releases the Embedded Server option DN2.xxx-Emb. It can be ordered with any of the companies digitizerNETBOX series of LXI instruments. It effectively turns them into PC based data acquisition units that can operate independently or, when connected to a LAN, as parts of a larger system. The digitizerNETBOX family, with more than 30 different models, offers the widest choice of LXI based data acquisition capabilities.


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