Spectrum is also able to offer completely configured systems. Boards are installed in matched hardware and the systems are tested and optimized. As a result, incompatibility between single components is impossible. Sufficient cooling and power for the cards is guaranteed. Once the software is installed - the system is ready to run.
Spectrum offers fully configured streaming systems for its range of PCIe card solutions. These systems can be used to continuously acquire or replay data with a sustained streaming speed up to 3 GByte/s depending on the configuration.
The system is tailored to the customers need and offers a wide variety of streaming configurations to fulfill any combination of 1 to 256 channels and sampling speed between 100 kS/s and 5 GS/s.
The streaming systems can be long time analog and digital acquisition systems, record and replay system for RF and come with complete software support. Streaming Systems
Portable systems can house from 1 to 5 Spectrum cards, allowing you to build an individual solution or a complete multi-channel transient recorder. An appropriate low noise power supply and a matched cooling solution is set-up by the Spectrum engineers to ensure the high-performance Spectrum cards deliver the best possible results. More Information and Examples
Standard PC/19" Systems
PC solutions can vary from small 1U server racks and desktop PCs up to 19" 6U systems which can house 16+ Spectrum cards. Different application demands lead to customized solutions. Getting a factory configured system, that matches the Spectrum instrument cards, allows you to concentrate on your application and not waste time with the system setup. More Information and Examples
PXI or CompactPCI systems are available to provide solutions from very small table top sizes up to large 19" systems which can hold 20+ Spectrum PXI or CompactPCI modules. As the CompactPCI and PXI standards are well specified there is minimal problem combining products from different vendors. An individual Spectrum solution can assist with the setup of special PXI features and the appropriate software installation. More Information and Examples
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.