Teledyne SP Devices today announced the release of ADQ8-4X – a 10-bit
digitizer with software-configurable sampling on two or four channels. The
supported sampling rate is 4 GSPS in 2-channel mode, and 2 GSPS in
4-channel mode. This complements the previously released ADQ8-8C (8
channels, 1 GSPS) by offering faster sampling at two different rates.
ADQ8-4X is available in PXI Express (PXIe) form factor and therefore
supports a mix-and-match approach where different digitizer models are
used in the same system. The wide selection of models with different
resolution, sampling rate, and channel count enables our customers to
implement cost-and performance-optimized multi-channel systems. Large
systems with many channels can be distributed over many chassis with a
timing alignment better than 200 picoseconds. Also, due to the modular
architecture, the systems can be extended gradually over time.
Custom real-time digital signal processing (DSP) can be integrated on the
onboard Xilinx FPGA through an optional firmware development kit, and a
software development kit (SDK) is included free of charge.