NI PXI Digitizer and LabVIEW Jitter Analysis Toolkit Increase Flexibility and Performance for Traditional Oscilloscope

NI PXI Digitizer and LabVIEW Jitter Analysis Toolkit Increase Flexibility and
            Performance for Traditional Oscilloscope Applications

News Highlights

- The software-defined nature of the NI PXIe-5162 digitizer and NI LabVIEW
Jitter Analysis Toolkit demonstrates the flexibility and customization
possible when engineers move beyond traditional box oscilloscopes.

- Pairing the four-channel NI PXIe-5162 digitizer with the PXI platform,
engineers can build an oscilloscope with up to 68 channels in a single chassis
with tight synchronization.

PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq:
NATI) today announced the NI PXIe-5162 digitizer and updates to the LabVIEW
Jitter Analysis Toolkit. The digitizer, with 10 bits of vertical resolution
and a 5 GS/s sample rate, provides high-speed measurements at four times the
vertical resolution of a traditional 8-bit oscilloscope. With 1.5 GHz of
bandwidth and four channels in a single slot, the NI PXIe-5162 is suited for
high-channel-count digitizer systems in manufacturing test, research and
device characterization. Engineers can use the digitizer with LabVIEW and the
LabVIEW Jitter Analysis Toolkit, which provides a library of functions
optimized for performing the high-throughput jitter, eye diagram and phase
noise measurements demanded by automated validation and production test

"The combination of high-speed, high-channel and high-resolution measurements
offered by the NI PXIe-5162 digitizer makes it possible for traditional
oscilloscope customers to think beyond traditional box instruments for
automated test," said Steve Warntjes, NI director of modular instruments
research and development. "Using our high-speed digitizers with the LabVIEW
Jitter Analysis Toolkit helps engineers accelerate their measurement systems
using the processing power of modern PCs instead of the legacy embedded
processors on box oscilloscopes."

NI PXIe-5162 Features

  o10 bits of vertical resolution for greater insight into the signal
  oFour channels in a single 3U PXI Express slot, expanding to 68 channels in
    a single PXI chassis
  o5 GS/s maximum sample rate on one channel or 1.25 GS/s on four channels

LabVIEW Jitter Analysis Toolkit Features

  oBuilt-in functions for clock recovery, eye diagram, jitter, level and
    timing measurements
  oExample programs for eye diagram and mask testing, and random and
    deterministic jitter (RJ/DJ) separation using both dual-Dirac and
    spectrum-based separation methods

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Pricing and Contact Information
NI PXIe-5162 digitizer                    11500 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, Texas
Priced* from $12,999; €11,899; ¥1,640,000 Tel: (800) 258-7022, Fax: (512)
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Editor Contact: Julia Betts, (512) 683-8165

SOURCE National Instruments

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