GAGE Applied Technologies, represented in Australia by Emona Instruments , has released of a new digitiser for the PCI platform.
The CompuScope 14200 is a general-purpose digitiser aimed at satisfying precision signal capture requirements in scientific and commercial research, development, and manufacturing test applications. It operates at 200 megasamples a second (5ns sampling intervals) with a resolution of 14 bits.
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. An assortment of clock and trigger input and output signals, via SMA connectors, make the CompuScope 14200 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 100MHz (through 50Ω impedance). 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 onboard memory and can use 32-bit, 66MHz PCI standards to transfer data at 200MB/s. The card also offers time-stamping, digital inputs and gated captures.
Completely programming-free operation of the CompuScope 14200 is possible with GageScope oscilloscope software, allowing the user to set up the digitiser and acquire, view, archive and analyse signals. Gage also offers Application Development Kits (ADKs) for C/C++, MATLAB and of course the LabVIEW environment, with support for Windows NT, 2000 and XP.