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M2i.6012-Exp 14 bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator - SPECTRUM Instrumentation
M2i.6012-Exp
14 bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator
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M2i.6012-Exp

14 bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Description:

The Arbitrary Waveform Generators of the M2i.60xx Express series are available as 14 bit versions ranging from 20 MS/s up to 125 MS/s output rate. With these boards it is possible to generate free definable waveforms on several channels synchronously. With one of the synchronization options the setup of synchronous multi channel systems is possible. It is also possible to combine the arbitrary waveform generator with other boards of the M2i product family like analog acquisition or digital I/O boards.

Facts & Features:

  • Up to 20 MS/s on 4 channels
  • Simultaneous generation on all channels
  • Output up to +/-3 V in 50 Ohm
  • Offset and amplitude programmable
  • Amplifier option available for +/-10 V
  • Up to 1 GSample on-board memory
  • 256 MSample standard memory installed
  • 3 software selectable filters
  • FIFO mode continuous streaming output
  • Synchronization of up to 16 cards
  • PCIe x1 Gen1 Interface
  • Works with x1/x4/x8/x16* PCIe slots
  • Software compatible to PCI
  • Sustained streaming mode up to 160 MB/s

Technical Drawing:

Application examples:

  • IQ Base signal generation
  • Production tests
  • Replay of acquired test data
  • Radar signal simulation

BaseXIO (Optional)

The BaseXIO option offers 8 asynchronous digital I/O lines on the base card. The direction can be selected by software in groups of four. Two of these lines can also be used as additional external trigger sources. This allows the building of complex trigger conjunctions with external gated triggers as well as AND/OR conjunction of multiple external trigger sources like, for example, the picture and row synchronisation of video signals. In addition one of the I/O lines can be used as reference clock for the Timestamp counter.

FIFO mode

The FIFO mode is designed for continuous data transfer between measurement board and PC memory (up to 245 MB/s on a PCI-X slot, up to 125 MB/s on a PCI slot and up to 160 MB/s on a PCIe slot) or hard disk. 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.

System Star-Hub (Optional)

Using the System Star-Hub for M2i series cards it is possible to synchronize several systems with each other having the same advantages that the standard Star-Hub gives. The system star-hub allows to extend the number of synchronous channels or set up multiple synchronous data streaming systems either for data storage or online calculations.

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.

Star-Hub (Optional)

The star-hub is an additional module allowing the phase stable synchronization of up to 16 boards in one system. Independent of the number of boards there is no phase delay between all channels. The star-hub distributes trigger and clock information between all boards. As a result all connected boards are running with the same clock and the same trigger. All trigger sources can be combined with OR/AND allowing all channels of all cards to be trigger source at the same time. The star-hub is available as 5 card and 16 card version. The 5 card version doesn't need an extra slot.

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.

Pulsewidth Trigger

Defines the minimum or maximum width that a trigger pulse must have to generate a trigger event. Pulse width can be combined with channel trigger, pattern trigger and external trigger. This makes it possible to trigger on signal errors like too long or too short pulses.

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.

10 V Amplifier Card (Optional)

The amplifier board allows the output of +/-10 V on up to four channels without software modification. The standard outputs of the card are amplified by factor 3.33. The amplifier which has 30 MHz bandwidth has an output impedance of 50 Ohm. This allows +/-10 V with high impedance termination or +/-5 V with 50 ohm termination.

Digital Outputs (Optional)

This option outputs additional synchronous digital channels phase-stable with the analog data. When this option is installed there are 2 additional digital outputs for every analog D/A channel.

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.

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.

Linux

All cards are delivered with full Linux support. Pre compiled kernel modules are included for the most common distributions like RedHat, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu or Debian. The Linux support includes SMP systems, 32 bit and 64 bit systems, versatile programming examples for Gnu C++ as well as the possibility to get the driver sources for own compilation.

Remote Server (Optional)

Using the Spectrum Remote Server it is possible to access the M2p/M2i/M3i/M4i/M4x card(s) installed in one PC (server) from another PC (client) via local area network (LAN), similar to using a digitizerNETBOX. To operate it the remote server option has to be activated by a software license for any of the Spectrum cards in the remote system.

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 and Windows 10, all 32 bit and 64 bit.
Related products
Product Channels Max. Samplerate Max. Bandwidth
M2i.6011-Exp 2 20 MS/s 10 MHz
M2i.6021-Exp 2 60 MS/s 30 MHz
M2i.6022-Exp 4 60 MS/s 30 MHz
M2i.6030-Exp 1 125 MS/s 60 MHz
M2i.6031-Exp 2 125 MS/s 60 MHz
M2i.6033-Exp 2 125 MS/s 60 MHz
M2i.6034-Exp 4 125 MS/s 60 MHz
Other platforms
On different platforms Bus Max. Bus Transfer speed
M2i.6012 PCI-X 245 MByte/s
MC.6012 CompactPCI 100 MByte/s
MI.6012 PCI 100 MByte/s

D/A Amplifier Card (Optional)

The D/A amplifier card is especially designed to match the Spectrum arbitrary waveform generator products and has a bandwidth of 30 MHz. Each of the 1, 2 or 4 channels has a fixed amplification and can drive +/-10 V output level into high impedance and +/-5 V output level into 50 ohm. The output amplfiers are completely calibrated together with the AWG card.

Clock / Trigger Distribution (Optional)

The Clock and Trigger Distribution card allows to externally connect several systems with a common clock and a synchronized trigger signal. One can connect up to 17 independent systems or external equipment using this card.

Docking Stations (Optional)

All Spectrum products can be used in 3rd party docking stations, connected by either PCIe interface card or by Thunderbolt interface. Docking stations can extend a standard PC by up to 16 PCIe slots.

Documents

Legacy Windows Driver Installation

Windows driver installation of driver versions < 4.0

22.02.20220 B
M2i.60xx Datasheet

Datasheet of the M2i.60xx family

21.02.2022718 K
M2i.60xx Manual

Manual of M2i.60xx family

21.02.20227 M
PDN M2i.60xx/61xx Series

Product Discontinuance Notification for M2i.60xx/61xx Series

21.02.2022250 K
Streaming System

Datasheet of Spectrum Terastore Streaming System

21.02.2022910 K
AWG Amp Datasheet

AWG Amplifier PCIe/PCI/PXI Card data sheet

21.02.2022175 K
M2i ClkTrigDistr Datasheet

M2i Clock / Trigger distribution card

21.02.2022217 K
M2i StarHub Datasheet

M2i StarHub module datasheet

21.02.2022224 K
Docking Station

Data sheet of Docking Station

21.02.2022166 K
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
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

Win32 Driver Win2k

M2i / M3i driver - last Version for Windows 2000

221.02.2022437 K
Driver Win7/8/10/11

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

6.0121.07.20225 M
Win32 Driver WinXP/Vista

M2i/M3i/M4i/M4x driver - last Version for Windows 32 XP / Vista

3.3021.02.20222 M
Win64 Driver WinXP/Vista

M2i/M3i/M4i/M4x driver - last Version for Windows 64 XP / Vista

3.2021.02.20223 M
c_header

C/C++ driver header and library files

6.0121.07.202242 K
Control Center Win2k

Spectrum Control Center - last Version for Windows 2000

1.4121.02.20228 M
IVI FGen

IVI Driver for IVI FGen class (32 bit)

21.07.20223 M
SBench5

SBench 5 Installer

5.3.021.02.20225 M
SPEasyGenerator

SPEasyGenerator installer

21.07.20226 M
Control Center (32-bit)

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

2.2921.07.202222 M
Control Center (64-bit)

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

2.2921.07.202224 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

6.5.121.07.202235 M
SBench6 (64-bit)

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

6.5.121.07.202238 M
SBench6 WinXP

SBench6 - last Version for Windows XP

6.3.521.02.202241 M
Remote Server Windows

Windows Installer for Remote Server Option

21.07.202213 M
LabView driver

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

01.09.202215 M
Matlab driver

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

21.07.20227 M
Examples for Windows

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

6.0121.07.20222 M

LINUX DRIVER + SOFTWARE

Linux Driver Complete

M2p/M4i/M4x/M5i/M2i/M3i drivers (Kernel + Library) for Linux 32 bit and 64 bit

6.0121.07.202212 M
Linux Driver Library

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

6.0109.09.20228 M
Remote Server Linux

Spectrum Remote Server Linux Installer Package

21.07.202212 K
Control Center

Spectrum Control Center

2.2921.07.202251 M
SBench6

SBench 6 Linux 32 (.rpm)

6.5.121.07.202226 M
SBench6

SBench 6 Linux 64 (.rpm)

6.5.121.07.202225 M
SBench6

SBench 6 Linux 32 (.deb)

6.5.121.07.202222 M
SBench6

SBench 6 Linux 64 (.deb)

6.5.122.07.202222 M
SBench6

SBench6 Jetson (.deb)

6.5.109.09.20228 M
MATLAB Driver

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

21.07.2022183 K
Examples for Linux

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

6.0121.07.20222 M

Firmware

Firmware Update (Windows)

M2i/M2p/M3i/M4i/M4x firmware update (Windows)

21.07.202214 M
Firmware Update (Linux)

M2i/M2p/M3i/M4i/M4x firmware update (Linux)

21.07.202219 M

Case Studies

CS Automotive Data Recorder

Case Automotive Data Study Recorder and Playback Solution

21.02.2022278 K
CS Time Reversal Focusing

Case Study: High Amplitude Time Reversal Focusing of Acoustic Waves

21.02.20226 M
CS Atmospheric Lidar

Case Study: Digitizers and AWG used for Atmospheric Research

21.02.2022939 K
CS Road Radar

Case Study: Digitizers used for intelligent road-radar to detect wild animals

21.02.20223 M
CS AWG moving Atoms

Case Study: AWG-card by Spectrum used to move around single atoms

21.02.20222 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
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
AN008 Install Legacy Win Drivers

Application Note: Legacy Windows Driver Installation

21.02.20221 M
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