Strategic Test announced the BaseXIO option for the company’s series of UltraFast(TM) Oscilloscope and Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) cards. The new low-cost option adds eight asynchronous TTL channels to the PCI card. While an additional PC connector panel is provided, OEM’s that integrate the UltraFast card within a larger system can route the digital cables internally for maximum convenience.
The BaseXIO channels are completely independent of the high-speed function of the oscilloscope or AWG card. They can be used to control external equipment, acquire test signals or read/write status information. Some channels also offer special trigger and reference clock functions.
The eight BaseXIO connectors are mounted directly on the UF2 PCI carrier board and are equipped with MMCX connectors. They are attached internally via coax cable and with right-angle MMCX connectors to a PCI connector plate with eight SMB connectors.
Each group of four channels can be set as an input or output. Two of the channels can be used as additional TTL trigger inputs and combined in AND/OR functions with the card’s standard external trigger input. One application of this is to create a trigger gate to generate a trigger for video signals when the gate rises at the start of a frame.
If the Time Stamp function of the UF2 card is used, it is possible to acquire the BaseXIO channels synchronously at the trigger events together with the timestamps. The synchronous acquisition with the timestamps is independent of the BaseXIO configuration.
A training presentation of the UF2 BaseXIO option is available.
The price of the BaseXIO option is $590.
Strategic Test also offers a similar option called Extra I/O for its range of PXI and CompactPCI instrument cards.
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 PC’s 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.