Today we introduce the ADQ36 – a fourth-generation 12-bit digitizer
with software-configurable two- or four-channel mode of operation that
offers 5 or 2.5 GSPS sampling rate respectively. It also features a
large user-programmable Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale KU115
field-programmable gate array (FPGA). This makes ADQ36 ideal for
computationally demanding multi-channel applications such as Light
Detection and Ranging (LiDAR).
In addition to the powerful onboard processing capabilities, ADQ36
supports peer-to-peer streaming at rates of 7 Gbyte/s. This is a huge
advantage compared to conventional solutions which require data to be
copied via the RAM of the host PC. With peer-to-peer, both the CPU and
RAM can instead be used for other tasks. The 7 Gbyte/s data stream can
then be post-processed in a graphical processing unit (GPU) or
recorded to a high-speed solid-state disk (SSD) storage.
The versatile and easy-to-use software Digitizer Studio is included
free of charge with the digitizer and offers powerful configuration,
control, and display capabilities.