Strategic Test Corporation has introduced the Multiple Recording (MR) option for its new UF2 family of 66 MHz PCI-based Oscilloscope/Digitizer cards. Primarily intended for recording RADAR signals, the MR option can be used to record any high-speed series of waveforms such as sonar, ultrasound and laser.
The Multiple Recording option allows an engineer to acquire a fast series of waveforms with a high repetition rate without restarting the hardware during the short dead time (usually only a few milliseconds) between waveforms. Since the option is implemented in firmware, the card re-arms itself and is ready for the next trigger event within 4 clock cycles, so that no event is missed.
For example, an oscilloscope card sampling at 200 MS/s configured to capture minimum segment sizes of 8 samples leads to a maximum Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF) of 16.6 MHz. Larger segments and/or slower sample rates reduce the PRF, as does the addition of a pre-trigger.
In addition, if the area of interest is located a specific time after the trigger event a trigger delay can be programmed. The trigger source can be an external trigger event or one or several combined channel trigger events. Each channel has its own trigger detection with level, edge, re-arm, window and steepness trigger.
The price of the Multiple Recording option is $290 and is an option available for all of the 8-bit, 12-bit, 14-bit and 16-bit resolution Oscilloscope PCI cards. The cards are available with a choice of 2, 4, 8 or 16 channels per card depending on model. The option can be purchased with the card or it is possible to field upgrade the card at a later date.
About Strategic Test
With a product range of more than 150 high-speed Oscilloscope/ Digitizer, Arbitrary Waveform Generator and high-speed Digital I/O PCI, 3U PXI and 6U CompactPCI cards, Strategic Test Corporation is one of the leading suppliers of high-speed PC-based instruments. The UltraFast cards are designed at the R&D facility in northern Germany and distributed through our offices in Woburn (MA) and Stockholm (Sweden).
The first high-speed measurement card for PCs was designed in 1989. The UF2 series based on the PCI-X 66 MHz/32-bit PCI bus is the forth generation and sets new standards in onboard memory size, data transfer rates and user flexibility. Strategic Test’s clients include global electronics, semiconductor, defense, telecommunications and medical instrument companies, government funded research labs and universities in five continents.