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  • AS-PA72E
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Model Applicos AS-PA72e: PXIexpress Baseboard for PA72-Series Daughterboards (2 slots)... more
Product information "AS-PA72e"

Model Applicos AS-PA72e:
PXIexpress Baseboard for PA72-Series Daughterboards (2 slots)

  • Flexible analog signal generation and capture platform
  • Two daughter board slots
  • Choose daughter boards from the 7 available types
  • On-board high accuracy voltmeter
  • On-board high performance clock source
  • 1ppm clock stability / 0.5ps clock jitter
  • Available for PXI and PXI Express
  • LabView and LabWindows/CVI (VXIplug&play compatible) drivers included.

The Applicos AS-PA72e platform is a platform of flexibility. It consists of a base board and one or two daughter boards. In daughter boards there is choice from several different generators, digitizers, filters, and Flexible Digital I/O modules. Also custom daughter boards can easily be created. This allows you to configure a data acquisition card exactly tailored to your needs. The PA72e concept provides a flexible and cost effective solution for medium and high end analog functions. Each daughter board is optimized for best signal performance. A PA72 daughter board typically has Differential In-/Outputs, Low THD, Low Noise and High Accuracy. The base board contains a 2-channel high-stability and low-jitter PLL clock generator, trigger circuitry, and of course the PXI-bus interface. A digital voltmeter is available for self-calibration purposes (supported by the driver), and can also be used for custom development boards. The base board is available with PXI bus interface (PA72) and PXI-Express bus interface (PA72e). Both baseboards accept the same daughter boards. The J2 connector is a small version (XJ4) to ensure both versions are hybrid-slot compatible.

The Applicos AS-PA72e base board contains a clock generator, trigger circuitry, a digital voltmeter and the PXI bus interface. In the block diagram below, the base board functions are yellow and the daughter board functions are green.The clock generator is a low jitter PLL clock that has less than 0.5ps jitter for low loop filter bandwidths. With higher loop filter bandwidths, frequency settling time can be less than 250ms.The main clock frequency ranges from 2kHz up to 945MHz with a resolution of less than 1 kHz. Each daughter board slot has its own clock divider. Therefore the clock for each daughter board can be different while maintaining proper synchronization. The PLL clock generator features a high stability, low noise and low jitter 10MHz on-board reference clock with 1ppm frequency stability. In addition the PLL can be locked to the PXI backplane clock or to an external reference clock. The on-board clock source can also be bypassed by an external direct clock. The trigger input supports edge and level triggering and positive and negative going trigger signals. The trigger source can be software, PXI Star trigger, PXI Trigger 0-6 (3-6 inverted), or external (front). Additionally, digitizer boards can be set to edge-trigger on the analog input signal.

Scope of Delivery:

  • Applicos AS-PA72e : PXIexpress Baseboard
  • VXIplug&play compatible LabWindows/CVI driver
  • LabView driver
  • Soft Front Panel Tool
  • Please note: the pictured daughter boards are separatly offered

APPLICOS Modular PXI Products

Effective mixed-signal test solutions demand know-how and experience. Low level analog signals need to be stimulated and analysed near fast switching digital logic. Cross talk, magnetic fields, clock jitter, ground noise and non-linearity of components, are just a few of the problems that must be addressed. Applicos knows what it takes to design and produce high quality mixed-signal test solutions. They have been servicing the mixed-signal test industry since 1993 and have established a distinguished reputation for providing customers with high performance, cost effective solutions.

A key component of Applicos' solutions is its high-precision, modular hardware, which, due to its design in terms of accuracy, noise and jitter, is among the best the industry has to offer. This provides a clear alternative to other hardware manufacturers because Applicos combines a deep expertise in analog and mixed-signal technology with a flexible organisation; This allows meeting the specific, ever-changing needs of engineers working in high-performance mixed-signal development. The combination of industry-leading hardware and easy-to-use ATView software gives users the peace of mind that their measurements will run correctly and consistently.

The PA72 PXI / PXI(e) platform consists of a Base Board and one or two Daughter Boards. In daughter boards there is choice from several different signal generators, digitizers, filters, and flexible digital I/O modules. The PA72 concept provides a flexible and cost-effective solution for medium and high end analog functions.