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DN2.603-08 | Spectrum

14 bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator

  • Up to 125 MS/s on 4 channels
  • Up to 62.5 MS/s on 8 channels
  • Simultaneous generation on all channels
  • Output up to +/-3 V in 50 Ohm
  • Offset and amplitude programmable
  • Up to 1 GSample on-board memory
  • 3 software selectable filters
  • FIFO mode continuous streaming output
  • GBit Ethernet/LXI compatible instrument
  • Easy connectivity with BNC/SMA connections
  • SBench 6 Professional included
  • Direct remote access from Workstations or Laptops
  • Simple integration into the factory LAN

Application Examples

  • IQ Base signal generation
  • Remote controlled AWG at experiment
  • Component of LXI test system
  • Production tests
  • Replay of acquired test data

General Information

The generatorNETBOX DN2.603 has a resolution of 14 bit and a maximum output rate of 125 MS/s. With these LXI instruments it is possible to generate free definable waveforms on several channels synchronously.

The digitizerNETBOX and generatorNETBOX offer a powerful GBit Ethernet connection and are fully LXI compatible. The netbox can be used as tabletop instrument or 19" rack mount operation. It can be connected anywhere in your LAN or directly point-to-point with your Laptop/Workstation. A full option package and software package including SBench 6 Professional is included. The first data acquisition can be done within minutes: connect power + ethernet + signals, swicth on, install software on client PC, detect the digitizerNETBOX/generatorNETBOX with Discovery, start SBench 6, do the first acquisition!

FIFO mode

The FIFO mode is designed for continuous data transfer between the digitizerNETBOX and the host PC. The transfer speed is depending on the Ethernet connection between box and host and is in the region of 40 MB/s to 60 MB/s. The control of the data stream is done automatically by the driver on interrupt request. The complete installed on-board memory is used for buffer data, making the continuous streaming extremely reliable.

Repeated Output

When repeated output is used the data of the on-board memory is replayed continuously until a stop command is executed or N times. As trigger source one can use the external TTL trigger or the software trigger.

Sequence Replay Mode

The sequence mode allows to split the card memory into several data segments of different length. These data segments are chained up in a user chosen order using an additional sequence step memory with the ability to program loops and triggers and to reload data while output is running.

Single Restart

When this mode is activated the data of the on-board memory will be replayed once after each trigger event. As Trigger source one can use the external TTL or software trigger.

Singleshot Output

When singleshot output is activated the data of the on-board memory is replayed exactly one time. As trigger source one can use the external TTL trigger or the software trigger.

External Trigger

All boards can be triggered using an external TTL signal. It's possible to use positive or negative edge also in combination with a programmable pulse width. An internally recognized trigger event can - when activated by software - be routed to the trigger connector to start external instruments.

Gated Replay

The Gated Sampling option allows data replay controlled by an external gate signal. Data is only replayed if the gate signal has a programmed level.

Multiple Replay

The Multiple Replay option allows the fast repetition output on several trigger events without restarting the hardware. With this option very fast repetition rates can be achieved. The on-board memory is divided in several segments of same size. Each of them is generated if a trigger event occurs.

External Clock

Using a dedicated connector a sampling clock can be fed in from an external system. It's also possible to output the internally used sampling clock to synchronize external equipment to this clock.

High Precision PLL

The internal sampling clock of the card is generated using a high precision PLL. This powerful device allows to select the sampling rate with a fine step size making it possible to perfectly adopt to different measurement tasks. Most other cards on the market only allow the setup of fixed sampling rates like 100 MS/s, 50 MS/s, 25 MS/s, 10 MS/s, ... without any possibility to set the sampling rate to any value in between.

Reference Clock

The option to use a precise external reference clock (normally 10 MHz) is necessary to synchronize the board for high-quality measurements with external equipment (like a signal source). It's also possible to enhance the quality of the sampling clock in this way. The driver automatically generates the requested sampling clock from the fed in reference clock.

Programmable Offset + Amplitude

The Spectrum Arbitrary Waveform Generators are equipped with a very wide programmable output offset and amplitude. This allows to adapt the output signal level to the needs of the stimulated device while also having the maximum output resolution available for the signal.

3rd Party Drivers

A lot of third-party products are supported by the Spectrum driver. Choose between LabVIEW, MATLAB, LabWindows/CVI and IVI. All drivers come with examples and detailed documentation.

Embedded Server (Optional)

The option turns the digitizerNETBOX in a powerful PC that allows to run own programs on a small and remote data acquisition system. The digitizerNETBOX is enhanced by more memory, a powerful CPU, a freely accessable internal SSD and a remote software development access method (SSH)

Programming Examples

Programming examples for C++, Delphi, Visual Basic, C#, J#, VB.Net, Java, Python and LabWindows/CVI are delivered with the driver. Due to the simple interface of the driver, the integration in other programming languages or special measurement software is an easy task.

Remote Access

The digitizerNETBOX can be remotely accessed from any current Windows (starting with Windows XP) 32 bit or 64 bit system or Linux (starting with Kernel 2.6) 32 bit or 64 bit system by Ethernet. The remote access is done in the very exact programming like a locally installed product allowing to use any of the supported software packages.

SBench6

SBench 6 is a powerful and intuitive interactive measurement software. Besides the possibility to commence the measuring task immediately, without programming, SBench 6 combines the setup of hardware, data display, oscilloscope, transient recorder, waveform generator, analyzing functions, import and export functions under one easy-to-use interface.

Documents
File NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
dn2_60x_datasheet_english.pdfDatasheet of the generatorNETBOX DN2.60x series22.11.18826 kBytes
dn2_60x_manual_english.pdfManual of generatorNETBOX DN2.60x family22.11.185 MBytes
spcm_ivi_english.pdfShort Manual for IVI Driver12.09.18525 kBytes
sbench6_datasheet_english.pdfData sheet of SBench 605.06.18737 kBytes
m2ixxxx_labview_english.pdfManual for LabVIEW drivers for M2i/DN206.06.181 MBytes
sbench6_manual_english.pdfManual for SBench 606.06.186 MBytes
spcm_matlab_manual_english.pdfManual for MATLAB driver M2i/M2p/M3i/M4i/M4x/DN2/DN606.06.18919 kBytes
WINDOWS Drivers + Software
File NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
spcm_drv_install_5.6.15415.exeM2i/M3i/M4i/M4x/M2p/DN2/DN6 driver for Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64 bit)22.11.184 MBytes
c_header_v506b15415.zipC/C++ driver header and library files22.11.1838 kBytes
spcmcontrol_install32bit.exeSpectrum Control Center (32-bit) / Windows 7, 8, 1022.11.1820 MBytes
spcmcontrol_install64bit.exeSpectrum Control Center (64-bit) / Windows 7, 8, 1022.11.1822 MBytes
spcmcontrol_install-1.74b13503_winxp.exeSpectrum Control Center - last Version for Windows XP22.12.177 MBytes
specdigitizer.msiIVI Driver for IVI Digitizer class22.11.183 MBytes
specscope.msiIVI Driver for IVI Scope class22.11.182 MBytes
sbench6_v6.4.7b15416.exeSBench 6 (32-bit) Installer / Windows 7, 8, 1022.11.1832 MBytes
sbench6_64bit_v6.4.7b15416.exeSBench 6 (64-bit) Installer / Windows 7, 8, 1022.11.1835 MBytes
sbench6_v6.3.5b13450_winxp.exeSBench6 - last Version for Windows XP22.12.1738 MBytes
spcm_drv_labview_install.exeM2i/M2p/M3i/M4i/M4x/DN2/DN6 LabView driver installer14.01.1915 MBytes
spcm_drv_matlab_install.exeM2i/M2p/M3i/M4i/M4x/DN2/DN6 Matlab driver + examples installer22.11.18863 kBytes
examples_install.exeWindows Examples (C/C++, VB, Delphi, .NET, CVI, Python ...)22.11.181 MBytes
LINUX Drivers + Software
File NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
spcm_linux_libs_v506b15415.tgzDriver libraries (no Kernel) for Linux 32 bit and 64 bit22.11.182 MBytes
spcm_control_center.tgzSpectrum Control Center22.11.1850 MBytes
sbench6_6.4.07b15416-2_i386.debSBench 6 Linux 32 (.deb)22.11.1825 MBytes
sbench6-6.4.07b15416-1.32bit.rpmSBench 6 Linux 32 (.rpm)22.11.1824 MBytes
sbench6_6.4.07b15416-2_amd64.debSBench 6 Linux 64 (.deb)22.11.1824 MBytes
sbench6-6.4.07b15416-1.64bit.rpmSBench 6 Linux 64 (.rpm)22.11.1823 MBytes
spcm_matlab_driver.tgzDrivers + examples for MATLAB for Linux (DEB + RPM)22.11.18171 kBytes
spcm_examples.tgzLinux Examples (C/C++, Python ...)22.11.182 MBytes
Firmware
File NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
dn2_std_base_v7.snfDN2 Standard Firmware V7 (update from versions V1-V6 to V7)13.02.1410 MBytes
dn2_std_update_v27.snfDN2 Standard Firmware V27 (update from versions V7-V26 to V27)03.06.1649 MBytes
DN2_std_update_v50.snfDN2/DN6 Standard Firmware (install V27 first for updates prior to V27)22.11.1830 MBytes
Case Study
NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
Automotive Data RecorderAutomotive Data Recorder and Playback Solution20.02.15271 kBytes
Product Note
NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
Digitizer Acquisition ModesUsing modular Digitizer Acquisition Modes19.02.152 MBytes
General Digitizer IntroductionGeneral Introduction to Waveform Digitizers19.02.15572 kBytes
Digitizer Software IntegrationSoftware Support for Modular Digitizers19.02.15707 kBytes
Trigger and SyncTrigger, Clock and Synchronization Details at high-speed Digitizers19.02.151 MBytes
LXI based DigitizersLXI based Multi-channel Digitizer Instrument19.02.15721 kBytes
SBench 6 IntroductionSBench 6 - Data Acquisition and Analysis of Digitizer Data19.02.151 MBytes
Application Note
NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
Solving Data Transfer Bottlenecks on DigitizersSolving Data Transfer Bottlenecks on Digitizers10.11.151 MBytes

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