SP Devices, an e2v company, has launched the ADQ7, the first digitizer to
offer an unrivalled combination of 14-bits vertical resolution and a
sampling rate of up to 10 GS/s.
Following the success of SP Devices’ ADQ14 digitizer, the ADQ7 has been
optimised to provide a higher sampling rate, larger Field Programmable
Gate Array (FPGA), increased memory and data transfer rate and a higher
bandwidth analog front-end. The ADQ7’s unique combination of high
bandwidth and high dynamic range makes it ideal for demanding applications
such as LIght Detection And Ranging (LIDAR), radar, mass spectrometry,
radio frequency sampling and recording and Automated Test Equipment (ATE).
The ADQ7 hosts a powerful Xilinx Ultrascale XCKU060 FPGA which is made
available to the user through a firmware development kit. In addition, to
help shorten design time, there are a number of optional stand-alone
firmware packages containing application specific, real time signal
processing functions. These flexible firmware solutions make the ADQ7 the
perfect platform for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) integration.
Jan-Erik Eklund, Digitizer Product Manager at SP Devices, commented,
“It is very exciting that we can offer the market a 14-bit resolution
digitizer that maintains such a high sampling rate. This new digitizer's
unique performance shows our commitment to innovation and maintaining
our position as the world leader in high performance data acquisition.”
The ADQ7 will be available in a multitude of form factors including
MTCA.4, USB3, PCIe, PXIe, and 10 Gbit Ethernet and it supports sustained
data transfer rates of up to 5 GB/s. A software development kit is
included free of charge and supports multiple languages including, but not
limited to, C++, C#, Matlab, Python, LabVIEW. The board can be operated
under both Windows and Linux.