ADLINK Expands High-Resolution Digitizer Product Line

The PCI-98x6 series provides high accuracy, low noise, and high dynamic performance for automated testing applications

September 15, 2009, San Jose, Calif – ADLINK Technology Inc., a leading global provider of test and measurement products, announced the release of an expansion to their digitizer product line with the introduction of three new PCI digitizers, the PCI-98x6 series. The PCI-9816, PCI-9826 and PCI-9846 4-channel, 16-bit high-resolution digitizers offer sampling rates of 10 MS/s, 20 MS/s, and 40 MS/s respectively, complete the ADLINK 98x6 family of digitizers, following the introduction of the their PXI-based PXI-98x6 digitizers in February.

The PCI-98x6 series combines three characteristics that make them optimized for various applications – high 16-bit accuracy, low noise, and high dynamic performance over wide range of frequency domain, making them ideal for applications such as radar/lidar design and test, ultrasonic imaging, non-destructive testing, spectral monitor, and automatic electronic testing.. For example, the typical dynamic performance for the PCI-9816 includes 12.6-bit effective number of bits (ENOBs) and a 78.4 dBc signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at an input frequency of a 1 MHz sine wave.

For applications that need high-density channels in one system, the PCI-98x6 series provide a specially design system synchronization interface (SSI) to synchronize up to 4 cards. Each member of the PCI-98x6 series also includes up to 512 Mbytes of onboard memory for ample data storage to allow extended the acquisition times.

"High dynamic range is one of the most import features for a digitizer, especially in IF signal acquisition applications," stated Catherine Wu, Senior Product Director at ADLINK. "With the PCI-98x6 series of high resolution digitizers, customers will be able to measure very low-level signals in the presence of large signals, and thus increase the resolution and accuracy of the analysis of the results."

ADLINK provides both legacy drivers for program development in Microsoft C++ and Visual Basic and task-oriented drivers, such as DAQPilot, to accelerate the development cycle. The PCI-98x6 series of digitizers can also be configured and operated in NI® LabVIEW® by using DAQPilot’s Express VIs and Polymorphic VI.

ADLINK also offers customized input ranges or higher bandwidth options on the PCI-98x6 series for OEM applications.

Pricing and Availability

The PCI-98x6 series of digitizers is currently available for a list price starting at $1,699.

About ADLINK

ADLINK Technology (www.adlinktech.com) provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).