November 15, 2011

New AXIe Waveform Digitizers from Guzik

Guzik announces the availability of 4 new high speed waveform digitizer AXIe-based modules perfect for ATE and OEM applications in avionics, military electronics, physics, astronomy, semiconductors, and a variety of other disciplines. Guzik has been providing high bandwidth test solutions for over 28 years to the data storage industry for demanding head and media characterization, and now makes this waveform capture and analysis expertise available for a wider variety of applications. 

There are 4 Models to Choose From:
  • ADC 6131 - 1 Channel, 13 GHz bandwidth, 40 Gsamples/sec sampling rate, 64 Gpoint waveform memory.
  • ADC 6082 - 2 Channels, 8 GHz bandwidth, 20 Gsamples/sec sampling rate, 32 Gpoints waveform memory per channel.
  • ADC 6044 - 4 Channels, 6.5 GHz bandwidth with 20 Gsamples/sec and 32 Gpoint waveform memory in 2 channel mode, and 4 GHz bandwidth with 10 Gsamples/sec and 16 Gpoint waveform memory per channel in 4 channel mode.
  • ADC 60483 - 3 Channels, 1-st Channel 8 GHz bandwidth with 20 Gsamples/sec and 32 Gpoint waveform memory, Channel 2 and 3 - 4 GHz bandwidth with 10 Gsamples/sec and 16 Gpoint waveform memory per channel.

The AXIe ADC 6000 patented digital hardware-accelerated frequency response equalization improves the signal fidelity and effective number of bits. See White Paper here

Fast Waveform Transfer and Hardware-Based Processing
In order to facilitate the fastest possible waveform transfer back to the host computer,
The ADC 6000 provides x4 PCI Express Gen 2 interface to the AXIe backplane. The PCI Express bridge card installs into the host computer, and a standard PCI Express x8 cable connects the AXIe chassis to the host computer. High speed waveform transfer with sustained data rates up to 1.6 GByte/sec is possible from this port back to the host computer. 

In addition, customers can work with Guzik to develop custom measurement algorithms specific to their application and have them built directly into to the ADC 6000's FPGA-based processing engine, increasing throughput and offloading complex waveform processing tasks from the host processor to the instrument's digital processor.

About Guzik Technical Enterprises
Guzik provides advanced test solutions to the disk drive industry, as well as waveform acquisition tools and modular instruments for demanding ATE and OEM applications in avionics, signal intelligence, military electronics, physics, astronomy, semiconductors, and a variety of other disciplines. The company is based in Mountain View, California.

About AXIe
AXIe is a standard based on AdvancedTCA® with extensions for instrumentation and test. The mission of the AXIe Consortium is to provide an open standard that creates a robust ecosystem of components, products and systems for general-purpose instrumentation and semiconductor test. AXIe leverages existing standards from PXI, LXI and IVI. AXIe promises high scalability and performance that will address a range of platforms, including benchtop measurements, rack-and-stack modular and ATE systems. Additional details are available at