Microwave Journal

Agilent Technologies announces single-slot eight-channel 8-bit PCIe Gen2 digitizer

April 15, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces an eight-channel version of its U5309A 8-bit single-slot PCIe®Gen2 digitizer with on-board processing, providing unprecedented channel density and minimum footprint at this level of performance.

Until now, customers requiring an eight-channel data acquisition system had to order a three-slot cPCI chassis, including two digitizer modules and an interface card to the computer. Today they can select the single-slot, eight-channel U5309A PCIe digitizer, which has multiple advantages in cost, reliability and performance—as well as the tremendous size reduction into a single slot card. The installation is as simple as a direct plug into the computer PCIe slot, immediately providing eight channels of simultaneous acquisition.

“This eight-channel product should interest universities and research institutes looking for a cost-effective, high-density, very reliable and high-performance high-speed digitizer,” said Agilent’s Jean-Luc Lehmann, product manager, Embedded OEM. “New applications will certainly benefit from this product, leveraging its high-channel density—particularly for OEM customers, where small footprint is an important factor.”

The eight channels at 1GS/s version increases the offering of the U5309Aproduct recently launched with its two-channel version. Channels can be interleaved to reach a 2 GS/s sampling rate. Applications will also benefit from the high data throughput provided by the Gen2 eight-lane PCIe bus and the possibility to implement real-time signal processing algorithms into the on-board FPGA. Custom processing for the PCIe digitizer family (U5309Aand U5303A) is created using the U5340A FPGA development kit.

The eight-channel option is available now on the U5309A, 8-bit, high-speed PCIe high-speed digitizer; please contact digitizers@agilent.com.

Information about product configuration is available at www.agilent.com/find/U5309A.

 High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/U5309A_8ch_images.

 About the Agilent High-Speed Digitizers Team

Agilent high-speed digitizersare the result of more than 300 years of cumulative research and development experience in analog-to-digital conversion technology. This ensures the ability to achieve the most effective and reliable analog-to-digital conversion at high resolution and fast sampling rates. Information on the technology and its applications is available at high-speed-digitizer.tm.agilent.com.