Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the extension of its next generation of high-speed digitizers supporting custom on-board signal processing capability with the new compact U5309A 8-bit PCIe(r) digitizer sampling up to 2 GS/s.

Six months ago, the U5303A 12-bit PCIe high-speed digitizer and the U5340A FPGA development kit were announced to address the needs of OEM applications such as mass spectrometry time-of-flight, lidar ranging, pulsed radar and ultrasonic imaging.

The Agilent U5340A FPGA development kit software.

"High-quality electronic product life cycles are shorter and shorter, so time-to-market is key to success," said Didier Lavanchy, operation manager for Agilent's high-speed digitizers. "Our high-speed ADC technology has been developed to shorten our customers' design-in phase while ensuring signal integrity and very high reliability. As a result, this will lower total cost of ownership, a fundamental purchase driver in our OEM market."

The new PCIe high-speed digitizer focus is also on interoperability, reusability and upgradability. The software driver provided for both the U5303A and the new U5309A supports multiple programmable interfaces for easy integration of the data converter into existing environments. The versatility provided by the common architecture is further enhanced by the custom on-board signal processing. Companies and research institutions can implement their own algorithm as they develop technologies for high-end applications.

Additional Information

The Agilent U5309A two-channel, 8-bit, high-speed PCIe high-speed digitizer with on-board processing is available now. Information about product configuration is available at