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New PCIe low noise 8-bit, up to 2GS/s data converter

Yesterday night, I received this message from the OEM product manager Jean-Luc Lehmann just coming out from the last checkpoint which means public launch of our team newest PCIe 8-bit high-speed digitizer:   ” Let’s make noise…I mean communicate about it, the product itself is low noise”. U5309aHere is a good reason to follow this blog. You will learn earlier than others or in real-time what is happening on the side of our product road map and our launches. Today we are please to announce the release of the 2013 3rd dedicated OEM product after the 12-bit ADC card and the FPGA development kit. Read more to see the dedicated PR that is going out on Monday. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to get a datasheet paper copy of this new digitizer us contact us button on the right or about our technology in general.

Agilent Technologies Extends Coverage for OEM Market with New PCIe High-Speed Digitizer 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the extension of its next generation of high-speed digitizers supporting custom on-board signal processing capability with the new compact U5309A 8-bit PCIe® digitizer sampling up to 2 GS/s.

 Six months ago, the U5303A 12-bit PCIe high-speed digitizer and the U5340A FPGA development kit were announced to address the needs of OEM applications such as analytical time-of-flight, lidar ranging, pulsed radar and ultrasonic imaging.

 u5309abThe Agilent U5309A high-speed digitizer features two channels with an analog bandwidth from DC to 500 MHz, a large DDR3 memory for long acquisition time, and a very high data throughput with its PCIe 2.0 eight-lane interface. In addition, the U5309A includes a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, which allows users to load custom real-time signal processing algorithms created with the U5340A FPGA development kit software.

 “High-quality electronic product life cycles are shorter and shorter, so time-to-market is key to success,” said Didier Lavanchy, operation manager for Agilent’s high-speed digitizers. “Our high-speed ADC technology has been developed to shorten our customers’ design-in phase while ensuring signal integrity and very high reliability. As a result, this will lower total cost of ownership, a fundamental purchase driver in our OEM market.”

 The new PCIe high-speed digitizer focus is also on interoperability, reusability and upgradability. The software driver provided for both the U5303A and the new U5309A supports multiple programmable interfaces for easy integration of the data converter into existing environments. The versatility provided by the common architecture is further enhanced by the custom on-board signal processing. Companies and research institutions can implement their own algorithm as they develop technologies for high-end applications.

 Additional Information

 The Agilent U5309A two-channel, 8-bit, high-speed PCIe high-speed digitizer with on-board processing is available now. Information about product configuration is available at www.agilent.com/find/U5309A.  

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About Benedetta Viti

Benedetta is a PR & Web Editor. She is the key player behind the blog High-Speed ADC, willing to know more about the people behind the products. She holds a Bachelor in Languages and a Master in International Marketing.

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