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DN2.654-04 16 bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator - SPECTRUM Instrumentation
DN2.654-04
16 bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator
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Product:

DN2.654-04

16 bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Description:

The generatorNETBOX DN2.65x arbitrary waveform generators (AWG) is a general purpose multi-channel AWG with outstanding dynamic performance. The series includes LXI units with either four, eight or 16 synchronous channels. The large onboard memory can be segmented to replay different waveform sequences.

Facts & Features:

  • Up to 40 MS/s on 4 channels
  • Output level ±12 V into High Impedance
  • Output level ±6 V into 50 Ohm
  • 16 bit arbitrary waveform generator
  • Simultaneous signal generation on all channels
  • Fixed trigger to output delay
  • Single-Shot, Loop, Gated, Sequence Mode
  • Marker Output, Digital Outputs
  • 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

Technical Drawing:

Application examples:

  • Mobile and/or shared waveform generation
  • Telecommunications
  • Component of LXI test system
  • Stimulus-Response Tests
  • Research and Development

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 a separate external trigger signal with a two level programmable window comparator and a second separate external trigger with a single programmable level comparator. It's possible to use positive or negative edge. An internally recognized trigger event can - when activated by software - be routed to a multi purpose i/o 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.

Digital Outputs/Marker Outputs

Additional synchronous digital channels (markers) can be replayed phase-stable with the analog data. When this mode is active up to four additional digital marker outputs can be used by reducing the analog resolution of the D/A converter. As an option 16 more digital outputs are available.

Programmable Amplitude

The Spectrum Arbitrary Waveform Generators are equipped with a very wide programmable output 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#, VB.Net, Java, Python, Julia 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.

Windows

This standard driver is included in the card delivery and it is possible to get the newest driver version free of charge from our homepage at any time. There are no additional SDK fees for the classical text-based programming. All boards are delivered with drivers for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows 11, all 32 bit and 64 bit.

Related products
Product Channels Max. Samplerate Max. Bandwidth
DN2.653-04 4 40 MS/s 20 MHz
DN2.653-08 8 40 MS/s 20 MHz
DN2.653-16 16 40 MS/s 20 MHz
DN2.654-08 8 40 MS/s 20 MHz
DN2.656-04 4 125 MS/s 60 MHz
DN2.656-08 8 125 MS/s 60 MHz
DN2.656-16 16 125 MS/s 60 MHz
DN2.657-04 4 125 MS/s 60 MHz
DN2.657-08 8 125 MS/s 60 MHz
Other platforms
On different platforms Bus Max. Bus Transfer speed
DN2.654-08 Ethernet 70 MByte/s
M2p.6546-x4 PCI Express x4 700 MByte/s

DC Power Option (Optional)

The digitizerNETBOX/generatorNETBOX can be ordered with different DC power supply options which allow to use the complete digitizerNETBOX/generatorNETBOX solely from a single DC power supply line. This allows the usage of the digitizerNETBOX/generatorNETBOX in automotive or aviation applications.

19 rack mount kit (Optional)

The 19 rack mount kit extends the front plate of the digitizerNETBOX/generatorNETBOX to allow a mounting inside a standard 19 rack. The rack mount kit can be installed by the user.

Documents

DN2.65x datasheet

Data sheet of generatorNETBOX DN2.65x

21.07.2022853 K
DNx.65x Manual

Manual of generatorNETBOX DN2.65x and DN6.65x family

21.07.20228 M
IVI Driver Manual

Short Manual for IVI Driver

21.02.2022532 K
SBench 6 data sheet

Data sheet of SBench 6

21.02.20221 M
M2p LabVIEW Manual

Manual for LabVIEW drivers for M2p

21.02.20222 M
MATLAB Manual

Manual for MATLAB driver M2p/M4i/M4x/M5i/M2i/M3i/DN2/DN6

21.02.2022685 K
LabVIEW Manual

Manual for LabVIEW drivers for M2i/DN2

21.02.20222 M
SBench 6 Manual

Manual for SBench 6

21.02.20227 M

WINDOWS DRIVER + SOFTWARE

Driver Win7/8/10/11

M2p/M4i/M4x/M5i/M2i/M3i/DN2/DN6 driver for Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 (32/64 bit)

6.0210.11.20225 M
c_header

C/C++ driver header and library files

6.0210.11.202243 K
IVI FGen

IVI Driver for IVI FGen class (32 bit)

21.07.20223 M
Control Center (32-bit)

Spectrum Control Center (32-bit) / Windows 7, 8, 10

2.3010.11.202222 M
Control Center (64-bit)

Spectrum Control Center (64-bit) / Windows 7, 8, 10, 11

2.3010.11.202224 M
Control Center WinXP

Spectrum Control Center - last Version for Windows XP

1.7421.02.20228 M
SBench6 (32-bit)

SBench 6 (32-bit) Installer / Windows 7, 8, 10

6.5.0210.11.202235 M
SBench6 (64-bit)

SBench 6 (64-bit) Installer / Windows 7, 8, 10, 11

6.5.0210.11.202239 M
SBench6 WinXP

SBench6 - last Version for Windows XP

6.3.521.02.202241 M
LabView driver

M2i/M2p/M3i/M4i/M4x/M5i/DN2/DN6 LabView driver installer

10.11.202215 M
Matlab driver

M2p/M4i/M4x/M5i/M2i/M3i/DN2/DN6 Matlab driver + examples installer

10.11.20227 M
Examples for Windows

Windows Examples (C/C++, .NET, Delphi, Java, Python, Julia ...)

6.0210.11.20222 M

LINUX DRIVER + SOFTWARE

Linux Driver Library

Driver libraries (no Kernel) for Linux 32 bit and 64 bit

6.0210.11.20228 M
Control Center

Spectrum Control Center

2.3010.11.202252 M
SBench6

SBench 6 Linux 32 (.rpm)

6.5.0210.11.202226 M
SBench6

SBench 6 Linux 64 (.rpm)

6.5.0210.11.202225 M
SBench6

SBench 6 Linux 32 (.deb)

6.5.0210.11.202223 M
SBench6

SBench 6 Linux 64 (.deb)

6.5.0210.11.202222 M
SBench6

SBench6 Jetson (.deb)

6.5.0210.11.20229 M
MATLAB Driver

Drivers + examples for MATLAB for Linux (DEB + RPM)

21.07.2022183 K
Examples for Linux

Linux Examples (C/C++, Python, Julia ...)

6.0210.11.20222 M

Firmware

DN2 Firmware Base V27

DN2 Standard Firmware V27 (update from versions V7-V26 to V27)

V2721.02.202252 M
DN2 Firmware Base V7

DN2 Standard Firmware V7 (update from versions V1-V6 to V7)

V721.02.202211 M
DN2/DN6 Firmware Update

DN2/DN6 Standard Firmware (install V27 first for updates prior to V27)

V7610.11.202233 M

Product Notes

Trigger and Sync

Trigger, Clock and Synchronization Details at high-speed Digitizers

21.02.20221 M
Digitizer Software Integration

Software Support for Modular Digitizers

21.02.2022724 K
LXI based Digitizers

LXI based Multi-channel Digitizer Instrument

21.02.2022739 K
SBench 6 Introduction

SBench 6 - Data Acquisition and Analysis of Digitizer Data

21.02.20221 M
AWG Waveforms

Creating AWG Waveforms in SBench 6 using Equations

21.02.2022479 K
Create & Capture AWG Waveforms

Creating , Capturing and Transferring Waveforms for AWG's using SBench 6

21.02.20222 M

Application Notes

Teaming AWG with Digitizer

Teaming an Arbitrary Waveform Generator with a Modular Digitizer

21.02.2022919 K
Introduction to Modular Arbitrary Function Generators

An Introduction to Modular Arbitrary Function Generators

21.02.2022701 K
Arbitrary Waveform Generator Operating Modes

Using Arbitrary Waveform Generator Operating Modes Effectively

21.02.2022481 K
Aircraft Systems Testing

Testing electronic aircraft systems using modular instruments

21.02.20223 M
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