16 bit hybrid digitizer and AWG 125 MS/s
The hybridNETBOX DN2.80/81x series internally consists of a Digitizer and an AWG that can run together or independently. That allows simultaneous data generation and data acquisition for stimulus-response tests, ATE applications, MIMO applications or closed-loop applications. Used independently, the digitizer can acquire test data in the field and the AWG can replay this test data in lab. The hybridNETBOX offers 16 bit resolution and is available with sampling rates of 40 MS/s and 125 MS/s. The hybridNETBOX can be installed anywhere in the company LAN and can be remotely controlled from a host PC.
Facts & Features:
- 125 MS/s on 4 DAQ channels and 4 AWG channels
- Digitizer: 4 single-ended inputs/4 differential inputs
- AWG: Output level ±12 V into High Impedance
- AWG: Output level ±6 V into 50 Ohm
- Digitizer and AWG in one Instrument
- 512 MSample acqusition and 512 MSample AWG memory
- Digitizer: single-ended or differential inputs
- Digitizer: separate ADC and amplifier per channel
- Digitizer: 6 input ranges: ±200 mV up to ±10 V
- Digitizer: programmable input offset of ±100%
- Streaming, Multiple Recording, Gated Sampling
- Timestamps, Sequence Replay
- 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
- Automated Test
- Component Test
The optional ABA mode combines slow continuous data recording with fast acquisition on trigger events. The ABA mode works like a slow data logger combined with a fast digitizer. The exact position of the trigger events is stored as timestamps in an extra memory.
FIFO modeThe 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.
The digital pulse generator option adds 4 internal independent pulse generators with programmable duty cycle, output frequency, delay and number of loops. These pulse generators can be triggered by software, hardware trigger or can trigger each other allowing to form complex pulse schemes to drive external equipment or experiments. The pulse generators can be outputted on the existing multi-XIO lines or can be used to trigger the instrument internally. Time resolution of the pulse generator depends on the cards type and the selected sampling rate and can be found in the technical data section.
The data acquisition boards offer a wide variety of trigger modes. Besides the standard signal checking for level and edge as known from oscilloscopes it's also possible to define a window trigger. Trigger conditions can be combined with logical conjunctions like OR to adopt to different application scenarios.
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.
Spike TriggerThe trigger event is a slope inside the signal that is larger (or even smaller) than a programmed slope. Internally the difference of two adjacent samples is calculated and then compared to the programmed trigger level. This trigger mode allows the detection of signal distortions as needed for power line monitoring.
TimestampThe timestamp option writes the time positions of the trigger events in an extra memory. The timestamps are relative to the start of recording, a defined zero time, externally synchronized to a radio clock, or a GPS receiver. With this option acquisitions of systems on different locations can be set in a precise time relation.
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 PLLThe 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 ClockThe 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.
The on-board calibration can be run on user request and calibrates the amplifier against a dedicated internal high precision calibration source. After this calibration data is stored permanently in an on-board EEPROM and is automatically used for further acquisitions.
With a simple software command the inputs can individually be switched from single-ended (in relation to ground) to differential, without loosing any inputs. When the inputs are used in differential mode the A/D converter measures the difference between two lines with relation to system ground.
Programmable Input AmplifiersThe analog inputs can be adapted to real world signals using a wide variety of settings that are individual for each channel. By using software commands the input termination can be changed between 50 Ohm and 1 MOhm and one can select an input range matching the real world signal.
Programmable Input OffsetMost of the Spectrum A/D cards offer a user programmable signal offset opening the Spectrum boards to a wide variety of setups. The signal offset at least covers a range of +/-100 % of the currently selected input range making unipolar measurements with the card possible. Besides this the input range offset can be programmed individually allowing a perfect match of the A/D card section to the real world signal.
Programmable Output LevelsOne of the key features of the M2i.72xx pattern generator series is the high number of different logic levels that can be programmed per board. The low and high output level of the pattern can be programmed in the range from -2V to +10V covering nearly all logic levels that are available like ECL, PECL, TTL, LVDS, LVTTL, CMOS or LVCMOS.
Remote AccessThe 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.
|Product||Channels||Max. Samplerate||Max. Bandwidth|
|DN2.803-08||8||40 MS/s||20 MHz|
|DN2.806-08||8||125 MS/s||60 MHz|
|DN2.813-02||2||40 MS/s||20 MHz|
|DN2.813-04||4||40 MS/s||20 MHz|
|DN2.816-02||2||125 MS/s||60 MHz|
|On different platforms||Bus||Max. Bus Transfer speed|
|M2p.5966-x4||PCI Express x4||700 MByte/s|
Data sheet of hybrdNETBOX DN2.80x/81x
Manual of hybridNETBOX DN2.80x and DN2.81x family
|IVI Driver Manual||
Short Manual for IVI Driver
|SBench 6 data sheet||
Data sheet of SBench 6
Manual for MATLAB driver M2p/M4i/M4x/M5i/M2i/M3i/DN2/DN6
Manual for LabVIEW drivers for M2i/DN2
|SBench 6 Manual||
Manual for SBench 6
WINDOWS DRIVER + SOFTWARE
M2p/M4i/M4x/M5i/M2i/M3i/DN2/DN6 driver for Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 (32/64 bit)
C/C++ driver header and library files
|Control Center (32-bit)||
Spectrum Control Center (32-bit) / Windows 7, 8, 10
|Control Center (64-bit)||
Spectrum Control Center (64-bit) / Windows 7, 8, 10, 11
|Control Center WinXP||
Spectrum Control Center - last Version for Windows XP
SBench 6 (32-bit) Installer / Windows 7, 8, 10
SBench 6 (64-bit) Installer / Windows 7, 8, 10, 11
SBench6 - last Version for Windows XP
IVI Driver for IVI Digitizer class (32 bit)
IVI Driver for IVI Scope class (32 bit)
M2i/M2p/M3i/M4i/M4x/M5i/DN2/DN6 LabView driver installer
M2p/M4i/M4x/M5i/M2i/M3i/DN2/DN6 Matlab driver + examples installer
|Examples for Windows||
Windows Examples (C/C++, .NET, Delphi, Java, Python, Julia ...)
LINUX DRIVER + SOFTWARE
|Linux Driver Library||
Driver libraries (no Kernel) for Linux 32 bit and 64 bit
Spectrum Control Center
SBench 6 Linux 32 (.rpm)
SBench 6 Linux 64 (.rpm)
SBench 6 Linux 32 (.deb)
SBench 6 Linux 64 (.deb)
SBench6 Jetson (.deb)
Drivers + examples for MATLAB for Linux (DEB + RPM)
|Examples for Linux||
Linux Examples (C/C++, Python, Julia ...)
|DN2 Firmware Base V27||
DN2 Standard Firmware V27 (update from versions V7-V26 to V27)
|DN2 Firmware Base V7||
DN2 Standard Firmware V7 (update from versions V1-V6 to V7)
|DN2/DN6 Firmware Update||
DN2/DN6 Standard Firmware (install V27 first for updates prior to V27)
|Trigger and Sync||
Trigger, Clock and Synchronization Details at high-speed Digitizers
|Digitizer Software Integration||
Software Support for Modular Digitizers
|LXI based Digitizers||
LXI based Multi-channel Digitizer Instrument
|SBench 6 Introduction||
SBench 6 - Data Acquisition and Analysis of Digitizer Data
|Teaming AWG with Digitizer||
Teaming an Arbitrary Waveform Generator with a Modular Digitizer