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PCI Express
M2p.7515-x4
Fast Digital Waveform Acquisition/Pattern Generator
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M2p.7515-x4

Fast Digital Waveform Acquisition/Pattern Generator

Description:

The M2p.75xx series of fast digital I/O cards allow to acquire or replay digital patterns with a programmable speed of up to 125 MS/s. The direction can be switched by software between input (digital data acquisition) and output (digital pattern generation). The on-board memory of 1 GByte can be completely used for digital pattern. Furthermore the on-board memory can be switched to a FIFO buffer allowing to continuously stream data in either output or input direction.

Facts & Features:

  • 32 digital I/O channels
  • 32 digital I/O channels
  • 1 kS/s up to 125 MS/s sampling speed
  • Ultra Fast PCI Express x4 interface
  • 110 Ohm input impedance selectable
  • Inputs 3.3 V and 5.0 V TTL compatible
  • 1 GByte of on-board memory
  • 700 MB/s FIFO mode for input and output
  • Synchronization of up to 16 cards per system
  • 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:

  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Semiconductor Test
  • Experiment Timing Control

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).

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.75xx Datasheet

Data sheet of the M2p.75xx series

21.07.2022657 K
M2p.75xx Manual

Manual of M2p.75xx family

21.07.202210 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
SCAPP Manual

SCAPP Manual

21.02.2022448 K

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)

6.0121.07.20225 M
c_header

C/C++ driver header and library files

6.0121.07.202242 K
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
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
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

21.07.202213 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

6.0121.07.20227 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)

6.5.121.07.202211 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

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

Application Notes

Teaming AWG with Digitizer

Teaming an Arbitrary Waveform Generator with a Modular Digitizer

21.02.2022919 K
AN Closed Loop Digitizer+AWG

Application Note: Closed Loop Tests with Digitizer and AWG and CUDA-GPU

21.02.20222 M
AN Multi-Channel T&M Systems

Easy creation of customized multi-channel, multi-functional T&M systems

21.02.20222 M
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E-Mail info@spec.de
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Phone +1 (201) 562-1999
Fax +1 (201) 820-2691
E-Mail sales@spectrum-instrumentation.com
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Phone +61 402 130 414
E-Mail greg.tate@spectrum-instrumentation.com
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