Embedded systems, used in applications ranging from toys to advanced aircraft, use microcontrollers to execute specialized operations within a more complex system. Most microcontrollers are mixed signal devices using a combination of analog and digital signals.
The key to the much smaller MRI scanner design is the use of digitizers and AWGs by Spectrum Instrumentation that offer sub-nano second, coherence precision to generate the scanner-signals and capture the results.
The model M2p.7515-x4 is a half-length PCIe card that measures just 168 x 107 mm, it can be inserted into almost any desktop PC and features 32 parallel channels that can be clocked at speeds up to 125 MHz.
At the University of Newcastle, Dr. Michael Ruppert and his team are improving the key elements of AFM systems to simplify the operation as well as to enhance the overall performance, using a model DN2.593-08 digitizerNETBOX fromSpectrum Instrumentation.