Spectrum offers a wide range of high quality plug-in cards with different functions, different speed grades and multiple channels which cover a huge number of application areas. Spectrum cards lead in high resolution with high sampling rate and they are optimized to deliver best signal quality. All products up to 200 MS/s are available with full 16 bit resolution. This provides significantly more sensitivity and dynamic range than you can achieve with common 12 or 14 bit products
Digitizer, A/D cards, Transient Recorders from 100 kS/s up to 5 GS/s more
Arbitrary Waveform Generators from 20 MS/s up to 1.25 GS/s more
Pattern Generators and Digital I/O Cards from 10 MS/s up to 125 MS/s more
The boards are available on different platforms:
PCI/PCI-X and PCI Express
These two platforms offer the widest range of products and Spectrum offers them both at the same price (for equivalent models). While in consumer products the older PCI and the PCI-X standards are becoming obsolete they are still commonly found in many industrial systems. The PCI Express platform is the best choice for the future. It’s found in most modern PC’s and offers significantly faster data throughput. more
PXI/PXIe/CompactPCI 3U and 6U
These cards are intended for industrial chassis with proven 19" rack mount technology. Reliable connectors, a defined cooling air stream and heavy and durable mounting plates are the main benefits of these platforms. Using 3U cards one is able to build-up small and neat systems. more
High-resolution and high-speed Instrumentation from Spectrum
Spectrum is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of PC based test and measurement instrumentation that is used for electronic signal capture, generation and analysis. The company specializes in high-speed digitizer, high-resolution digitizer and arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) technology in the megasample and gigasample per second range. Spectrum has available over 400 modular products in the most popular industry standards: PCIe (PCI Express), LXI (Ethernet based), PXI Express (PXIe), PXI, PCI, PCI-X and CompactPCI. Products are available with 8 bit, 12 bit, 14 bit and 16 bit analog resolution. Software can be used to allow the products to perform the functions of a wide variety of test instruments including: oscilloscopes, data loggers, multi-channel data acquisition systems, FFT spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, pattern generators, data streaming systems (FIFO) and transient recorders.
OEM and Automated Testing
Small and compact the products are ideal for automated testing applications where fast ADC and DAC technology needs to be embedded or rapidly deployed. For example, in OEM and Automated Test Equipment (ATE) systems being developed for the electronics, defense and science markets. Applications include RADAR, Sonar, Ultrasound, Spectroscopy, Lidar, wireless and mobile telecommunications, particle and high-energy physics, radio astronomy, lightning and high-voltage monitoring, electronic warfare, mechanical and vibration analysis, chemical analysis and life science, tomography, automotive, non-destructive testing (NDT), acoustics, semiconductor and component testing, Laser imaging and mapping, medical science and more.
Software forms the Virtual Instruments
All products come with a full software development kit (SDK) covering Windows and Linux operating systems, and support for C/C++, Delphi, Visual Basic, .NET, C#, Python, IVI, LabVIEW, MATLAB and LabWindows programming environments. Software, combined with the latest PC technology, allows faceless products to become virtual instrumentation. All Spectrum products have a 2 year factory warranty.