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MX.4710
16 bit transient recorder
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MX.4710

16 bit transient recorder

Description:

The MX.47xx for the first time offers full 16 bit resolution synchronously on eight channels at high sampling rates. Every channel has its own amplifier and A/D converter. This eliminates the problems known from multiplexed systems like phase error between the channels or high crosstalk. Every input channel can be offset and gain calibrated by software using a high precision onboard calibration source. Three different models are available, each in a different speed grade. These versions are working with sampling rates of 100 kS/s, 250 kS/s or 500 kS/s. The boards can also be updated to a multi-channel system using the PXI backplane signals.

Facts & Features:

  • Up to 100 kS/s on 8 channels
  • Simultaneously sampling on all channels
  • Separate ADC and amplifier per channel
  • Complete on-board calibration
  • 8 input ranges: +/-50 mV up to +/-10 V
  • Up to 64 MSample on-board memory
  • 32 MSample standard memory installed
  • Window, pulse width, re-arm trigger
  • Synchronization possible
  • CompactPCI/PXI 3U compatible
  • Supporting PXI star trigger
  • Supporting PXI trigger bus
  • Supporting PXI reference clock

Technical Drawing:

Application examples:

  • Production tests
  • Massive multi-channel systems
  • High-speed temperature and strain gauge measurements

FIFO mode

The FIFO mode is designed for continuous data transfer between measurement board and PC memory (with up to 100 MByte/s) 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.

PXI Star Trigger Card (Optional)

The MX.9010 is a special PXI star trigger card designed for the Spectrum PXI products. It allows to route clock and trigger synchronously to all PXI slots that are connected to the star trigger slot. The PXI reference clock is overwritten and external trigger events are synchronized to the sampling clock.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

PXI Trigger

The Spectrum cards support star trigger as well as the PXI trigger bus. using a simple software commend one or more trigger lines can be used as trigger source. This feature allows the easy setup of OR connected triggers from different cards.

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.

PXI Reference Clock

The card is able to use the 10 MHz reference clock that is supplied by the PXI system. Enabled by software the PXI reference clock is feeded in the on-board PLL. This feature allows the cards to run with a fixed phase relation.

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.

Programmable Input Amplifiers

The analog inputs can be adapted to real world signals using individual settings for each channel. A large number of different input ranges allow to adopt perfectly to the real world signals.

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.

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.

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
MX.4720 8 250 KS/s 125 KHz
MX.4730 8 500 KS/s 250 KHz
Other platforms
On different platforms Bus Max. Bus Transfer speed
M2i.4710 PCI-X 245 MByte/s
M2i.4710-Exp PCI Express x1 160 MByte/s
MC.4710 CompactPCI 100 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.

Documents

MX.47xx Datasheet

Data sheet of the MX.47xx family

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MX.47xx Manual

Manual of MX.47xx family

21.02.20223 M
SBench 6 data sheet

Data sheet of SBench 6

21.02.20221 M
MATLAB Manual

Manual for MATLAB drivers for MI/MC/MX

21.02.202270 K
LabVIEW Manual

LabVIEW Manual for MC/MX.47xx

21.02.2022758 K
SBench 6 Manual

Manual for SBench 6

21.02.20227 M

WINDOWS DRIVER + SOFTWARE

MICX_NT32

MI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 98/NT 32 Bit Drivers

21.02.2022353 K
MICX_XP (32-bit)

MI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows XP/Vista 32 Bit Drivers

21.02.2022381 K
MICX_XP (64-bit)

MI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows XP/Vista 64 Bit Drivers

21.02.2022579 K
MICX_WIN7_8 (32-bit)

MI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 7/8 32 Bit Drivers

421.02.2022397 K
MICX_WIN7_8 (64-bit)

MI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 7/8 64 Bit Drivers

421.02.2022604 K
MICX_WIN10 (32-bit)

MI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 10 32 Bit Drivers

421.02.2022415 K
MICX_WIN10 (64-bit)

MI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 10/11 64 Bit Drivers

421.02.2022627 K
c_header

C/C++ driver header and library files

6.0121.07.202242 K
SBench5

SBench 5 Installer

5.3.021.02.20225 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
MATLAB Driver

MI / MC / MX MATLAB driver + examples

21.02.2022714 K
LabVIEW Driver

MI / MC / MX LabVIEW Driver

21.02.20228 M
Examples

MI / MC / MX Examples for C/C++, Delphi, VB, LabWindows/CVI, ...

21.02.2022700 K

LINUX DRIVER + SOFTWARE

Linux Driver Complete

MI / MC / MX Linux 32 bit and 64 bit Drivers

421.02.202218 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
MICX Examples for Linux

MI / MC / MX Linux Examples (C/C++)

21.02.202253 K

Firmware

Product Notes

General Digitizer Introduction

General Introduction to Waveform Digitizers

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High-Res High BW Digitizers

Advantages of High Resolution in High Bandwidth Digitizers

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Digitizer Acquisition Modes

Using modular Digitizer Acquisition Modes

21.02.20223 M
Digitizer Front-End

Proper Use of Digitizer Front-End Signal Conditioning

21.02.20223 M
Trigger and Sync

Trigger, Clock and Synchronization Details at high-speed Digitizers

21.02.20221 M
SBench 6 Introduction

SBench 6 - Data Acquisition and Analysis of Digitizer Data

21.02.20221 M

Application Notes

Ultrasonic Applications

Using Digitizers in Ultrasonic Applications

21.02.2022617 K
Signal Processing Tools

Using Signal Processing Tools to enhance Digitizer Data

21.02.2022555 K
Mechanical Measurements

Mechanical Measurements Using Digitizers

21.02.20221 M
Power Measurements

Power Measurements Using Modular Digitizers

21.02.20221 M
Using Probes & Sensors

Using Probes and Sensors with Modular Digitizers

21.02.2022858 K
Teaming AWG with Digitizer

Teaming an Arbitrary Waveform Generator with a Modular Digitizer

21.02.2022919 K
Common Digitizer Setup Problems

Application Note: Common Digitizer Setup Problems to avoid

21.02.20221 M
AN Amplitude Resolution

Application Note: The Amplitude Resolution of Digitizers and how it affects Measurements

21.02.2022555 K
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