Strategic Test Creates Fastest Digital IO Boards for PCI Express

Strategic Test, one of the world’s leading suppliers of PC-based instrument boards, has announced the industry’s fastest Digital Input/Output boards for PCI Express. With up to 32 channels, recording or replay rates to 125 MHz and the possibility to synchronize up to 127 boards, including Digitizers and Arbitrary Waveform Generators, large mixed-mode Automated Test Systems for electronic sub-assemblies and digital semiconductor components can be created.

There are four new boards in the UF2e-7000 series:

  • UF2e-7010 125 MHz on 16 channels
  • UF2e-7011 125 MHz on 16 channels or 60 MHz on 32 channels
  • UF2e-7020 125 MHz on 32 channels
  • UF2e-7021 125 MHz on 32 channels or 60 MHz on 64 channels

The digital I/O channels can be software selected for input or output in 16 channel increments. The UF2e-7020 and UF2e-7021 are also able to record and replay simultaneously. All inputs and outputs are TTL compatible.

External clock and trigger connectors are provided. A wide variety of bit and pattern trigger conditions can be set.

The standard boards are supplied with 64 MegaBytes of onboard memory. This can be expanded to 4 GigaBytes for the longest recording and replay times, even at the maximum clock rates. At slower clock rates data can be streamed to or from the host PC.

A unique feature is that the board can be equipped with a second user-selected quartz crystal oscillator for applications that require a highly accurate specific output rate.

Strategic Test provides the industry’s most comprehensive software support with the following Software Development Kits available:

  • Windows Vista and XP64, XP, 2000, NT and 98
  • Linux drivers for RedHat, Suse, Fedora and Debian
  • LabVIEW
  • Agilent-VEE
  • LabWindows/CVI
  • DASYLab

Prices start at $3,390. All UltraFast boards are supplied with the free SBench software that allows users to record or replay digital waveforms without programming. SBench is available for both Windows and Linux.

About Strategic Test
Strategic Test is a world leading supplier of PC instrument boards and has offices in the USA and Europe. The companies clients include global electronics, semiconductor, defense, telecommunications and medical instrument companies, government funded research labs and universities in five continents. The first high-speed measurement board for PC’s was designed in 1989. Today the product range consists of more than 200 Oscilloscope/ Digitizer, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, high-speed Digital I/O and Digital Pattern Generator boards in the industry standard PCI Express, PCI, 3U PXI and 6U CompactPCI formats.

Each product can be individually configured from a choice of more than eight hardware options design to address the needs of specific applications. Software Development Kits are available for Microsoft Windows (Vista, XP64, XP, 2000, NT), Linux (Redhat, Debian, Suse, Fedora, Sarge), LabVIEW, MATLAB, LabWindows/CVI, DASYLab, Agilent-VEE and Excel. All products are supplied with two year hardware warranty together with lifetime technical support and software updates.