Precision signal capture at 200 MS/s on 2 synchronous channels
Montreal, Canada---Gage Applied Technologies, Inc., announces the release of a new digitizer for the PCI platform. Operating at 200 MegaSamples per second (5 ns sampling intervals) with a resolution of 14 bits, the CompuScope 14200 is a general-purpose digitizer aimed at satisfying precision signal capture requirements in various fields of scientific and commercial research, development, as well as manufacturing test applications.
"This brand-new product is the culmination of multiple projects coming together after an intensive year of investment in both hardware and software development," stated Bill Boston, CEO of Gage and its sister company, KineticSystems Company (of Lockport,Illinois).
"When we bought Gage from Tektronix last fall, a substantial amount of work was already underway towards this breakthrough. We just encouraged the team to continue and we re-focused some of the activities to get to today's release. We are very proud of this new product and the technologies we developed to bring it to market. The coming weeks and months will be very exciting and you can expect more news from Gage," concluded Boston.
The front-end of the card is fully software-controlled, providing two input channels via BNC connectors with a wide range of coupling, impedances, and input ranges. A full assortment of Clock and Trigger input and output signals, via SMA connectors, make the CompuScope 14200 extremely easy to integrate into a test system. The 14 bits of nominal resolution is backed up by a ±0.5% accuracy and a very flat bandwidth of 100 MHz (through 50 Ohms impedance). For under-sampling applications, a special mode with 200 MHz bandwidth can also be tapped via software commands. The card comes standard with 32 MegaSamples of memory making 16 MegaSamples available to each of the two channels. The CS14200 can also be equipped with up to 1 GigaSample of total on-board memory and can use 32-bit, 66 MHz PCI standards to transfer data at 200 MB/s. Time-stamping, digital inputs and gated captures are only some of the features that round-up the characteristics of this top performance signal capture card.
Completely programming-free operation of the CompuScope 14200 is possible with the world-renowned GageScope oscilloscope software, allowing the user to easily setup the digitizer and acquire, view, archive and analyze signals. Gage also offers Application Development Kits (ADKs) for C/C++, MATLAB , and of course the very popular LabVIEW environment, with support for Windows NT, 2000 and XP.
Availability and Pricing
The CompuScope 14200 is available immediately with a projected lead-time of 8 weeks ARO for small quantity orders. List price for the CompuScope 14200 starts at US$6,495 for the base model (16 MegaSamples per channel, 32 MegaSamples total on-board). The CompuScope 14200 - Deep (128 MegaSamples total memory) and the CompuScope 14200 - Extreme (1 GigaSamples total memory) are priced at US$10,495 and US$15,495 respectively. Volume-based discounts are available to qualified OEMs.