Agilent Technologies Announces the Industry's First High-Speed AXIe Digitizer for Large-Scale Applied Physics
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the high-speed M9703A digitizer, the industry's first eight-channel, 12-bit digitizer that complies with the AXIe open standard. The AXIe digitizer is designed for use in large-scale applied physics applications.
The M9703A digitizer is capable of use in large-scale system configurations that pack 40 channels within a single 4U Agilent M9505A AXIe chassis or 80 channels into just 8U of rack-mount space giving it twice the channel density of comparable solutions. This makes the new digitizer well-suited for challenging experiments in particle physics, nuclear fusion, hydrodynamics and microwave radio astronomy.
The M9703A is a single-slot AXIe module with four- or eight-channel acquisition capability running at 1 GSa/s to 3.2 GSa/s. It can provide more than 1 GHz of instantaneous analog bandwidth. The digitizer also enables long acquisitions with its very large on-board memory of up to 4 GB.
To ensure high throughput, the digitizer module provides a four-lane (x4) PCI Express Gen 2 backplane, enabling sustained data transfer rates of up to 1 GB/s. With four on-board Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs, the M9703A also optimizes measurement throughput and supports future implementations of high-performance data processing.
"This new AXIe digitizer drastically simplifies the creation of very dense data acquisition systems that include a large number of high-speed synchronous channels with wide dynamic range," said Didier Lavanchy, Agilent's high-speed digitizer operation manager. "In advanced applications such as high-energy physics experiments, the M9703A provides excellent measurement fidelity from DC to 1 GHz with up to 9.4 effective bits, 66 dBc spurious-free dynamic range and 59 dB signal-to-noise ratio."
The M9703A AXIe digitizer extends Agilent's portfolio of AXIe based products, and high-speed digitizers modules, which also includes solutions in the CompactPCI(r) format. To ease module integration into systems containing Agilent CompactPCI digitizer modules, the M9703A includes a comprehensive set of module drivers and a soft-front-panel graphical interface that also support other Agilent high-speed digitizer products.
More information about product configuration and pricing is available at www.agilent.com/find/M9703A.
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