ZTEC Instruments announces new ZT450 family of modular digital storage oscilloscopes
New high speed, low power modular DSO with benchtop instrument features greatly expands test and measurement capability of PCI, CompactPCI/PXI, and VXI
Albuquerque, NMZTEC is excited to introduce the ZT450 family of modular digital storage oscilloscopes (DSO). This high speed, low power DSO family uses state of the art data conversion technology coupled with deep waveform memory. Additionally, extensive benchtop DSO features are also provided, such as flexible signal conditioning, advanced triggering, average and envelope acquisition modes, and on-board signal processing. The ZT450 family is the only modular DSO product with "benchtop instrument in a module" features for PCI, CompactPCI/PXI, and VXI.
With 2 (PCI and CompactPCI/PXI) or 4 (VXI) channels, the ZT450 family provides simultaneous sampling on all channels at 1 GS/s or interleaved sampling on one-half on the channels at 2 GS/s. Also, with repetitive-time sampling, the DSO can sample up to 50 GS/s. The 8 bit DSO has a 500 MHz bandwidth on all input settings with up to 32 MB per channel waveform memory. A 1 GHz analog bandwidth option is also available.
The ZT450 family is ideal for both single and multi-channel applications. The on-board DSP provides standard DSO measurements such as voltage, frequency, and time measurements. Measurement statistics, limit and mask testing are available for rapid pass/fail production test applications. In addition to measurements, waveform functions provide a simple way to add, subtract, FFT, and window acquired waveforms. In dual-channel mode, cross channel measurements such as phase and delay are provided. Dual-channel waveform functions also provide pseudo differential analog and digital signaling capabilities.
The triggering of the ZT450 family is unmatched when compared to other modular digitization products. Pattern, glitch, video, state, and pulse width triggering are all provided. These advanced triggers are often required for telecommunication test applications, such as bit error rate testing.
Other key features not found on similar products include auto setup, auto calibration, setup configuration save and recall, reference waveforms, gated measurements, mask testing, 50 and 1 M ohm input impedance, input protection, and probe attenuation.
The ZT450 family is built on the ZTEC Universal Instrument Platform (UIP). This innovative and proprietary building block technology allows ZTEC to deploy common instrument hardware across multiple modular bus architectures. As UIP instruments utilize the same hardware core, ZTEC is able to deliver a higher quality, higher performance, and lower cost modular instrument solution to our customers.
The ZT450 family comes with plug-and-play instrument drivers that can be used with commonly used software development environments, such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Visual Basic, and C/C++. Also provided is an example program library that highlights the use of the driver in LabVIEW and C. Driver source code and an intuitive command level interface can be used for those interested in using non-standard environments or register level access.
The entire ZT450 family includes the ZT450PCI for standard PCI, ZT450PXI for CompactPCI/PXI, and ZT452VXI for VXI. The ZT450 family will be available in Q1 2005. A preview program is also available for those who are interested in early product evaluation. Please contact ZTEC for more information.