Gage Applied Technologies Announces New 12-bit Digitizer with 400 MS/s Sampling
Montreal, CanadaGage Applied Technologies, worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high-performance PC-based digitizer and oscilloscope cards, has introduced a new high-performance 12-bit digitizer. The CompuScope 12400 (CS12400) can reach sampling speeds up to 400 MS/s and features the deepest on-board memory available on the market today of up to 4 Gigabytes (2 Gigasamples).
The fast sampling rate enables the capture of high-speed signals with ultra-high timing precision and the high resolution allows signals with very high dynamic range to be captured. This combination of speed and resolution are ideal for implementation in a wide range of applications such as radar/lidar system design and test, spectroscopy, communications, ultrasonic non-destructive testing, manufacturing test, as well as signal intelligence and high-performance imaging.
Gage's new Finite Impulse Response (FIR) Filtering and Signal Averaging Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technologies are also optionally available for the new CS12400 digitizer. The FIR Filtering Technology allows users to filter digitized data in real-time with a completely flexible and user customizable FIR filter. Filtering of analog voltage signals is a powerful method for removing unwanted signal features (like noise) and emphasizing signal features of interest.
Data is transparently filtered with no processing required by the host PC's CPU. Signal Averaging is a powerful method of improving the fidelity of noisy repetitive signals. Using Signal Averaging, small signals can be extracted from a background of high amplitude noise, which may even be larger than the actual signal itself. The CS12400 will take advantage of these new on-board application specific FPGA technologies offered by Gage, as well as any new ones that will soon become available.
As with other Gage products, the CS12400 is available with up to 2 Billion samples of on-board acquisition memory. Deep acquisition memory is useful for applications that require sampling of a long record at a high sampling rate. Examples include radar signal analysis, disk drive testing, and signal intelligence. Multiple cards can be configured as Master/Slave to create a high channel count system without compromising the acquisition memory depth or sampling rate.
All members of Gage's CompuScope family, including the new CS12400, are fully compatible with GageScope Oscilloscope software that allows users to acquire and analyze signals without writing a single line of programming code. Gage also offers Software Development Kits (SDKs) in C/C++, MATLAB and LabVIEW for users that want to create their own custom applications.