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M2p.5961-x4 16 bit multi-purpose digitizer - SPECTRUM Instrumentation
M2p.5961-x4
16 bit multi-purpose digitizer
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M2p.5961-x4

16 bit multi-purpose digitizer

Description:

The M2p.59xx series allows recording of up to eight single-ended channels or up to four differential channels both with sampling rates of up to 125 MS/s. These PCI Express cards offer outstanding A/D features both in resolution and speed. The cards can be switched between single-ended inputs with a programmable offset and true differential inputs. If used in differential mode each two inputs are connected together reducing the number of available channels by half. The 16 bit vertical resolution have four times the accuracy compared to 14 bit cards and sixteen times the accuracy if compared with a 12 bit card. All boards of the M2p.59xx series may use the whole installed on-board memory of up to 512 MSamples completely for the currently activated number of channels

Facts & Features:

  • Up to 125 MS/s on 2 channels (Single Ended)
  • Up to 125 MS/s on 2 channels (Differential)
  • Software selectable single-ended or differential inputs
  • Simultaneously sampling on all channels
  • Separate ADC and amplifier per channel
  • 512 MSample on-board memory
  • 6 input ranges: ±200 mV up to ±10 V
  • Programmable input offset of ±100%
  • Window, pulse width, re-arm, spike, OR/AND trigger
  • 3 digital inputs as standard, 16 more as option
  • PCIe x4 Gen1 Interface
  • Works with x4/x8/x16* PCIe slots
  • Software compatible to PCI
  • Sustained streaming mode up to 700 MB/s
  • Direct data transfer to / from CUDA GPU using SCAPP

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Application examples:

  • Ultrasound
  • Laser, Lidar
  • Radar
  • Production Test

ABA Mode

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 mode

The FIFO mode is designed for continuous data transfer between measurement board and PC memory or hard disk. The read (acquisition) transfer rate reached depends on the motherboard and can be up to 700 MByte/s on a PCI Express x4 Gen1 slot. 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.

Ring buffer mode

The ring buffer mode is the standard mode of all acquisition boards. Data is written in a ring memory of the board until a trigger event is detected. After the event the posttrigger values are recorded. Because of this continuously recording into a ring buffer there are also samples prior to the trigger event visible: Pretrigger = Memsize - Posttrigger.

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 allowing all channels of all cards to be trigger source at the same time. The star-hub is available as either piggy-back version (extending the width of the card) or as extension version (extending the length of the card to full length).

Channel Trigger

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.

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 Sampling

The Gated Sampling option allows data recording controlled by an external gate signal. Data is only recorded if the gate signal has a programmed level. In addition a pre-area before start of the gate signal as well as a post area after end of the gate signal can be acquired. The number of gate segments is only limited by the used memory and is unlimited when using FIFO mode.

Multi Purpose I/O

The card offers universal multi purpose I/O lines, which can be separately programmed as either input or output. These lines can be used as additional TTL trigger inputs for more complex trigger conditions.

Multiple Recording

The Multiple Recording option allows the recording of several trigger events with an extremely short re-arming time. The hardware doesn't need to be restarted in between. The on-board memory is divided in several segments of the same size. Each of them is filled with data if a trigger event occurs. Pre- and posttrigger of the segments can be programmed. The number of acquired segments is only limited by the used memory and is unlimited when using FIFO mode.

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.

Spike Trigger

The 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.

Timestamp

The 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.

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.

On-board Calibration

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.

Differential Inputs

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 Amplifiers

The 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 Offset

Most 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.

Synchronous Sampling

All acquisition cards from Spectrum are built with a completely synchronous design. Every channel has its own independent input amplifier as well as an independent ADC allowing to program all input channel related settings individually for each channel.

Multi Purpose I/O/Digital Input

All M2p cards offer four universal multi purpose I/O lines, one which is output and three which can be separately programmed as either input or output. Availabe outputs are: clock output, trigger output, arm and run status or asynchronous digital signals. Available inputs are: synchronous digital lines (mixed mode), additional trigger/gate, timestamp reference clock, asynchronous digital signals. 16 more multi-purpose I/O lines are available as option.

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.

SCAPP - CUDA Interface (Optional)

The SDK option allows to directly transfer data between the Spectrum card and a NVIDA CUDA GPU card. The GPU card is optimized for parallel data processing. The package comes with a number of detailed examples like FFT or block average.

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.
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Other platforms
On different platforms Bus Max. Bus Transfer speed
DN2.816-02 Ethernet 70 MByte/s

A/D External Amplifiers (Optional)

Independent external pre-amplifiers allow to acquire extremely small signals with a reasonable quality. The external amplifiers are optimized for low noise inputs. The amplifiers of the SPA series are available with different bandwidth and input impedance options. No programming is needed to operate the amplifiers.

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.

Streaming Systems (Optional)

Combining a number of Spectrum M2p/M2i/M3i/M4i PCIe digitizers with a Tera-Store Data Streaming solution allows the capture and storage of long complex signals for extended periods of time. With systems available offering from 1 to 32 TB of storage and streaming rates up to 3 GB/s signals can be digitized and stored seamlessly for hours on end.

Documents

M2p.59xx Datasheet

Data sheet of the M2p.59xx series

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M2p.59xx Manual

Manual of M2p.59xx family

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IVI Driver Manual

Short Manual for IVI Driver

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M2p LabVIEW Manual

Manual for LabVIEW drivers for M2p

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MATLAB Manual

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

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SCAPP Manual

SCAPP Manual

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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)

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c_header

C/C++ driver header and library files

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Control Center (32-bit)

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

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Control Center (64-bit)

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

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SBench6 (32-bit)

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

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SBench6 (64-bit)

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

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Remote Server Windows

Windows Installer for Remote Server Option

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IVI Digitizer

IVI Driver for IVI Digitizer class (32 bit)

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IVI Scope

IVI Driver for IVI Scope class (32 bit)

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LabView driver

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

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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

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Product Notes

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Digitizer Acquisition Modes

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Digitizer Front-End

Proper Use of Digitizer Front-End Signal Conditioning

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Digitizer Software Integration

Software Support for Modular Digitizers

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SBench 6 Introduction

SBench 6 - Data Acquisition and Analysis of Digitizer Data

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Application Notes

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Solving Data Transfer Bottlenecks on Digitizers

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Teaming AWG with Digitizer

Teaming an Arbitrary Waveform Generator with a Modular Digitizer

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Common Digitizer Setup Problems

Application Note: Common Digitizer Setup Problems to avoid

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Mechanical Measurements D

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Application Note Mass Spectroscopy

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White Papers

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