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16 bit high speed digitizer
The digitizerNETBOX DN6.44x series allows recording of up to 24 synchronous channels with sampling rates of 130 MS/s up to 500 MS/s. These products offer outstanding A/D features in resolution, bandwidth and speed as a remote instrument. The powerful A/D amplifier section offers six different input ranges, two input paths, AC/DC coupling and noise reduction filters
Facts & Features:
- 130 MS/s on 16 channels
- 16 single-ended inputs
- Separate ADC and amplifier per channel
- Simultaneous sampling on all channels
- 6 input ranges: +/-200 mV up to +/-10 V
- Window, re-arm, OR/AND trigger
- Complete calibration circuit integrated
- High resolution digitizer with high bandwidth
- 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
- Mobile and/or shared data acquisition
- Remote controlled digitizer at experiment
- Component of LXI test system
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.
Boxcar AverageThe Boxcar averaging function smooths out high frequency noise to give a clear signal. It is most useful in situations where signals have been oversampled and it can be used to increase vertical resolution, lower noise and improve dynamic characteristics such as signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spurious free dynamic range (SFDR). It uses a mathematical signal processing function to effectively recalculate the vertical value of each acquired data point by averaging it with adjacent sample points.
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.
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.
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.
Selectable AC/DC CouplingEach analog channel contains a software selectable AC/DC coupling. When using the DC coupling all frequency parts of the signal including the DC offset are acquired. Selecting the AC coupling will only acquire frequency parts of the signal that are above a defined minimum bandwidth.
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.
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.
Selectable Input PathFor each of the analog channels the user has the choice between two analog input paths, both offering the highest flexibility when it comes to input ranges. The Buffered path has 1 MOhm termination that allows to connect standard oscilloscope probes to the card. The HF path on the other hand provides the highest bandwidth and the best signal integrity having a fixed 50 Ohm termination.
Selectable Low Pass FilterEach analog channel contains a software selectable low-pass filter to limit the input bandwidth. Reducing the analog input bandwidth results in a lower total noise and can be usefull especially with low voltage input signals.
Multi Purpose I/OAll M4i cards offer three universal multi purpose I/O lines, which can be separately programmed as either input or output. When used as outputs, these lines can be used to output card status signals like trigger-armed or to output the trigger to synchronize external equipment.
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|
|DN6.441-12||12||130 MS/s||65 MHz|
|DN6.441-20||20||130 MS/s||65 MHz|
|DN6.441-24||24||130 MS/s||65 MHz|
|DN6.442-12||12||250 MS/s||125 MHz|
|DN6.442-16||16||250 MS/s||125 MHz|
|DN6.442-20||20||250 MS/s||125 MHz|
|DN6.442-24||24||250 MS/s||125 MHz|
|DN6.445-12||12||500 MS/s||250 MHz|
|DN6.445-16||16||500 MS/s||250 MHz|
|DN6.445-20||20||500 MS/s||250 MHz|
|DN6.445-24||24||500 MS/s||250 MHz|
|DN6.447-12||12||180 MS/s||125 MHz|
|DN6.447-16||16||180 MS/s||125 MHz|
|DN6.447-20||20||180 MS/s||125 MHz|
|DN6.447-24||24||180 MS/s||125 MHz|
|DN6.448-12||12||400 MS/s||250 MHz|
|DN6.448-16||16||400 MS/s||250 MHz|
|DN6.448-20||20||400 MS/s||250 MHz|
|DN6.448-24||24||400 MS/s||250 MHz|
|On different platforms||Bus||Max. Bus Transfer speed|
|M4i.4411-x8||PCI Express x8||3000 MByte/s|
|M4x.4411-x4||PXI Express||1700 MByte/s|
Data sheet of digitizerNETBOX DN6.44x
Manual of DN2.44x and DN6.44x family
|M4i LabVIEW Manual||
Manual for LabVIEW drivers for M4i / M4x
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)
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/DN6 Firmware Update||
DN2/DN6 Standard Firmware (install V27 first for updates prior to V27)
|CS Automotive Data Recorder||
Case Automotive Data Study Recorder and Playback Solution
|General Digitizer Introduction||
General Introduction to Waveform Digitizers
|Digitizer Acquisition Modes||
Using modular Digitizer Acquisition Modes
Proper Use of Digitizer Front-End Signal Conditioning
|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
Using Digitizers in Ultrasonic Applications
RF Measurements using a modular Digitizer
|Signal Processing Tools||
Using Signal Processing Tools to enhance Digitizer Data
|Using Probes & Sensors||
Using Probes and Sensors with Modular Digitizers
|Solving Data Transfer Bottlenecks on Digitizers||
Solving Data Transfer Bottlenecks on Digitizers
|Teaming AWG with Digitizer||
Teaming an Arbitrary Waveform Generator with a Modular Digitizer
|Common Digitizer Setup Problems||
Application Note: Common Digitizer Setup Problems to avoid
Application Note Mass Spectroscopy
|AN Amplitude Resolution||
Application Note: The Amplitude Resolution of Digitizers and how it affects Measurements
|AN Radar Signal Acquisition||
Application Note: Radar Signal Acquisition with Modular Digitizer
|AN Dynamic Parameters and Digitizers||
Application Note: Dynamic Parameters and Waveform Digitizers
|Aircraft Systems Testing||
Testing electronic aircraft systems using modular instruments
|Boxcar Average Function||
White Paper 44xx Series Boxcar Average Function