For devices with analog outputs, we are now shipping our new
acquisition system. This
high-speed, low-noise solution is highly modular, so you can test scientific
CCDs and high-speed machine-vision CMOS sensors with the same basic system.
Swappable pre-amps and A/D converter modules enable you to reconfigure your test
system to fit your needs.
The analog components of the system are electrically isolated from the data,
control signals, and power supplies in the digital section, ensuring a low-noise
acquisition environment for your most sensitive devices.
The system is scalable, too, offering from 1-32 channels of ADC.
Digital outputs are then interfaced into our CompactPCI digital acquisition
solution, described below.
Our CompactPCI digital acquisition cards will acquire two 16-bit words in
parallel, or a single 32-bit word at up to 80 MHz. A single 16-bit work may be acquired at up 120 MHz. 4 GB of RAM are provided on-board to prevent the PCI bus from becoming
the bottleneck in your testing. You can acquire at full frame rate without any
dropouts or missed frames.
You can also stack cards and use our 4:1 multiplexer feature for devices
with 2, 4, 8, 16 or even 32 outputs.
Other features include continuous acquisition (i.e. no blanking required
between frames), area-of-interest (AOI), and Bayer de-mosaicing of color sensor
All Pulse Instruments acquisition products include PI-Controller software to
provide acquisition setup and control, along with tools for viewing pixel plots
(B/W, false color, true-color), histograms, 'scope/skyline plots, and raw pixel