Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Strategic Test 16-channel data acquisation cards for PCI express

Strategic Test has announced two new 250 kHz 16-bit data acquisition cards for PCI Express. The UF2e-4721 has 16 analog inputs and the UF2e-4020 has 8 channels. Unique features include the options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the possibility to synchronize up to 4336 channels.
Drivers and programming examples for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP64, XP and Linux (RedHat, Fedora, SuSe, Sarge) are supplied with the card, as well as the SBench 5.3 oscilloscope program. SDK's for MATLAB, LabVIEW, Agilent-VEE, DASYLab and LabWindows/CVI are available as options.
Key specifications include: 

  • 32 mega samples memory - expandable to 2 giga samples
  • Continuous streaming to host PC > 120 mega samples/s

  • Effective Number of Bits > 14.7 bits
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 90.6 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion < -105.0 dB
  • The standard -3dB bandwidth is > 125 kHz  

Each channel its own 250 kHz ADC for true simultaneous sampling, together with eight voltage ranges from ±50 mV to ±10 V, a programmable offset of 100% and input impedances of 50 Ohm or 1 MOhm, allowing each channel to be individually configured for the signal source.
Like all UltraFast boards, the UF2e-472x scope cards can be customized with hardware options to best match the application:

  • Onboard memory: 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024 or 2048 mega samples
  • Multiple Recording: memory segmentation
  • Gated Sampling: output clock controlled by external TTL signal
  • TimeBase : records time of trigger events or Gates
  • ABA Mode: slow-fast-slow recording on trigger
  • Star Hub: synchronization of up to 5 or 16 boards, or 5 to 16 PC's to a maximum or 271 boards. Can be used with Digitizer, AWG  and Digital I/O boards to create mixed-mode systems
  • Digital Inputs : adds 8 synchronous digital inputs
  • BaseXIO : adds 8 asynchronous digital I/O lines 

Prices start at $4190 with volume/OEM discounts available.

Contact details

For further information, contact Bob Giblett, President, Strategic Test Corporation on 617 621 0080 or

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