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A/D products and Digitizers

Digitizers are the standard tool to get analog data into a PC for further processing.  They differ in the platform, sampling rate, resolution, number of channels, memory and different modes available. There are different names for the same type of product: A/D cards, Digitizers, Transient Recorders, Data Acquisition Cards, Scope Cards, PC Scope, Signal Capture Card and more. Learn more

The A/D product can either come in the form of a plug-in card, as a remote/Ethernet instrument or as a complete system containing the A/D acquisition part, an integrated PC and the operating software SBench 6.

Mixed Mode DAQ

Most of Spectrum digitizers and A/D cards allow to be used as a mixed mode DAQ (data acquisition) device by combining analog and digital channels in one system. The combination can either be done by adding digital input options into the card making a single card mixed mode DAQ out of it or by combining tow or more cards using the internal Star-Hub. Combining digitizers with digital waveform acquisition cards can generate a mixed mode DAQ system with a wiede variety of channel combinations.

Common Applications for Digitizers

The Spectrum Digitizer is a high precision tool that can be used in a huge variety of applications. Some of them are:

  • Radar and Lidar data acquisition
  • ATE
  • Research and Development
  • OEM Products
  • Mixed Mode DAQ
  • more Applications

A/D products sorted by sampling speed

The sampling speed is the main differentiation between the products. Sampling speed should be selected according to the expected signal frequency. Read more