digitizerNETBOX and generatorNETBOX - Ethernet/LXI
The digitizerNETBOX and generatorNETBOX products provide a remote solution that connects the various instruments to a network using Ethernet (LAN) and the LXI standard. The digitizerNETBOX can be used as a faceless bench-top instrument or mounted in a 19” rack. It can be directly connected to a laptop, a desktop PC or the company LAN, making it accessible from virtually anywhere.
Digitizers are the standard tool for converting analog signals into digital data before shifting it into a PC for further processing. They differ in the platform, sampling rate, resolution, number of channels, memory and operating modes. There are often different names for the same type of product: A/D cards, Digitizers, Transient Recorders, Data Acquisition Cards, Scope Cards, PC Scope and more. Read more about digitizers
Spectrum generators are based on fast, high-resolution digital to analog converter (DAC) technology that allows them to produce analog signals and waveforms from digital data. The products are fully programmable and enable the easy generation of standard signals such as sine, pulse, saw-tooth and square waves, as well as more complex modulated and arbitrary waveshapes. They differ in the platform, sampling rate, resolution, number of channels, memory and operating modes. Read more about generators
The sampling rate is a key differentiator between the products. Sampling rate should be selected according to the expected maximum signal frequency. Read more about the sampling rate
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.