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Spectrum Instrumentation Releases Mixed Mode Option for Digitizers and AWGs

October 04, 2019 by Luke James

Designed for its latest range of 16-bit digitizers and AWGs, Spectrum Instrumentation has released a mixed mode option that adds 16 synchronous data lines to the analog data.

Spectrum Instrumentation has released an optional supplement module for its range of 16-bit digitizers and AWGs (Arbitrary Waveform Generators). If utilized, the module can add on 16 synchronous digital lines to analog data and extend the four multi-purpose XIO lines that are already included on the digitizers and AWGs as standard. 

In total, this makes 20 fully programmable XIO lines that can run as synchronous digital inputs for the digitizers and synchronous digital outputs for AWGs. Other potential options include I/O lines and trigger inputs.


The optional module for Spectrum's Digitizers and AWGs

The optional module for Spectrum's Digitizers and AWGs. Image courtesy of Spectrum Instruments. 


Available two different options, the module provides plenty of design flexibility:

  1. The first option includes an SBM connector with ten connectors on the front panel plus an additional six that are available internally and can be installed either internally or externally.

  2. The second option includes an FX2 flat-ribbon connector that guarantees complete compatibility with predecessor products from Spectrum Instrumentation and allows for parallel connections using a single connector. 

Both options are piggy-back modules for PCIe cards. They fit on the 16-bit digitizers to offer 20 different PCIe-cards with one to eight channels and 20 to 125 megasamples per second (MS/s).


About Spectrum Instrumentation

Founded in 1989, Spectrum Instrumentation creates a wide range of digitizer and generator products using modular design. Over three decades, the company has served customers worldwide and is known for its reliable PC-based instruments for different bus standards such as PCI Express (PCIe), PXIe and PXI or Ethernet-based LXI. 

Spectrum Instrumentation focuses primarily on digitizers, AWGs, and digital I/O products. 

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