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Automated Test Equipment - ATE


The ability to perform efficient and accurate production testing in high-volume manufacturing facilities is crucial; test systems must be capable of automatically testing and diagnosing faults in the shortest possible time. Automated test equipment (ATE) is designed to address these challenges.

ATE is used in many different industries, testing everything from individual components, such as RF semiconductors, to complete electronic systems. Analog-to-digital conversion is a common function in mixed-signal ATE and requires digitizers with a higher performance than the device under test (DUT). This performance margin ensures the correct characterization of the DUT and plays a pivotal part in the time efficiency of this process.

What to consider when selecting a digitizer for Automated Test Equipment
  • Combination of high sample rates, vertical resolution and wide analog input bandwidth offers the best ATE flexibility including the reduction of system components such as mixers and amplifiers
  • Open FPGA for custom real-time digital signal processing
  • High data transfer rate is needed to support fast post-processing
  • Various form factors simplify system integration and allows for retrofitting new digitizers into existing systems
Commonly Used Products and Features
  • ADQ7WB Digitizer
    12-bit two channel 5 GSPS/Channel with a 6.5GHz analog bandwidth and up to 7 GBytes/s data transfer rates in PCIe and PXIe formats.
  • ADQ7DC Digitizer
    14-bit one channel 10 GSPS or two channels at 5 GSPS/Channel with a 3 GHz analog bandwidth and up to 7 GBytes/s data transfer rate in PCIe, PXIe, MTCA, USB, or 10GbE formats.
  • ADQ14 Digitizer
    14-bit with one to four channels, 500 MSPS to 2 GSPS per channel, up to 1.2 GHz analog bandwidth, and up to 5 GBytes/s data transfer rate.
  • ADQ8-8C Digitizer
    10-bit eight channel, 1 GSPS per channel, 500 MHz analog bandwidth, and up to 3.2 GBytes/s data transfer rate.
  • SDR14TX - Arbitrary Waveform Generator
    14-bit two analog channel 2 GHz/Channel.
  • Firmware Development Kit for FPGA customization
Further Reading / Next Steps
  • For a quick overview of available ADQ14 models please watch the short 2-minute video here
  • For information about the optional firmware packages and development kit see here

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    • Single/dual channel
    • Up to 10 GSPS sampling rate
    • Up to 3 GHz input bandwidth
    • DC-coupled

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    • Dual channel
    • 5 GSPS sampling rate
    • 6.5 GHz input bandwidth
    • AC-coupled

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  • ADQ14
    • Single/dual channel
    • Up to 2 GSPS sampling rate
    • Up to 1.2 GHz input bandwidth
    • DC-coupled

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  • "The technical and intellectual support from the team at Teledyne SP Devices has been playing an important role in our research."

    Associate Professor at Hong Kong University (HKU)
    who has implemented a system supporting line scan rates of 10M lines/s

  • "I can state that ADQ7DC is the best digitizer for high resolution positron lifetime spectroscopy I found on the market."

    prof. Jakub Čížek, Department of Low Temperature Physics at Charles University, Prague

  • "The ADQ7DC digitizer is the best device of this type available on the market with high sampling rate, wide analog bandwidth, quality and stability of signal acquisition. A professional team of the SP Devices engineers ensure support and quick response to the inquiries."

    M. Sc. Grzegorz Nitecki, Faculty of Electronics, Military Academy of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

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