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Small and powerful systems with NVIDIA Jetson plus Spectrum's PCIe cards | Spectrum

65 different PCIe-cards to choose from
Following a number of requests from its customers, Spectrum Instrumentation now offers driver support for the NVIDIA Jetson, a series of embedded computing boards from NVIDIA. The new driver package means that any of Spectrum's high-performance Digitizers, AWGs or Digital I/O products with PCIe interface, currently 65 different cards, can be used with this small but powerful platform.
NVIDIA Jetson with M2p.5968 digitizer sampling 8 signals in parallel with 125 MS/s

Widely deployed, the NVIDIA Jetson can already be found in in a host of onboard mobile platforms such as autonomous robots, drones, handheld medical devices, intelligent vehicles and smart appliances. In many of these applications, fast analogue and digital signals also need to be acquired, generated and analysed. That is where the Spectrum products come into their own.

The company currently offers 65 different PCIe cards that can be used directly with the NVIDIA Jetson. For example, Digitizers are available that can acquire electronic signals that may come from sensors or components in a system. Sampling, from 1 to 8 channels on a single card, is possible at rates from 5 MS/s up to 5 GS/s and with resolutions as high as 16-bit. This allows analogue signals in the DC to GHz frequency range to be digitized, turned into digital data with exceptional accuracy and precision. The resulting data can then be rapidly transferred to the NVIDIA Jetson platform where it can be processed and analysed, delivering answers and information with unprecedented speed.

Similarly, Spectrum has a wide range of PCIe Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs) that can be used as signal sources for controlling or stimulating other devices. Plug an AWG card into an NVIDIA Jetson and it can produce analogue waveforms of almost any shape and form. Models are available, with 1 to 8 channels per single card, that can produce signals with 16-bit resolution and output rates that go from 40 MS/s up to 1.25 GS/s.

The Spectrum product range also includes fast Digital I/O products. These cards are used exclusively for the acquisition and generation of fast digital signals. For example, a single Digital Acquisition card can be used to simultaneously acquire 32 digital signals at clocking speeds over 700 MHz!

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