Transientrecorders, Waveform Digitizer

Transientrecorders, Waveform Digitizer, Analog-To-Digital-Converter

Transientenrecorder, Waveform Digitizer, sometimes simply called Analog-To-Digital-Converter - are all the same name for the same solution. The names may differ with different scientific communities and different application fields. We prefer Waveform Digitizer.

Waveform Digitzers operate in principle like a storeage oscilloscope. They provide the possibility to record signalbehaviour over a predefined time. 

Application fields are e.g. research and development, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, spectroscopy, Radar, Laser Acoustics etc.

The PCI-card M2i-series is a new generation of waveform digitizers with 8 bit  to 16 bit resolution with a wide range of sampling rates from 200 kS/s up to 200 MS/s. The standard on board memory of 16 MB can be expanded up to 4 GB. As a result of the substantial on-board memory even fast signals may be recorded for long time with a high precision and a continuous data transfer up to 115 MBytes/s via PCI.

The connection link between the user and the hardware is an easy-to-use software SBench (WINDOWS and LINUX). Several drivers for graphical and text-based programming are available for LabVIEW, Agilent VEE or DASYLab.

The M2i card family offers a wide range of options that enlarge the application range where the boards can be used : ring buffer mode, FIFO mode,  multiple recording, gated sampling, timstamps, ABA mode (dual time base), Base XIO (enhanced trigger), Star-Hub (up to 16 boards can be combined and synchronized),  external clock I/O, reference clock, special clock option (extra quartz oscillator), external trigger I/O, analog trigger, pattern trigger enhanced trigger modes, spike trigger (slope)

8 bit transient recorder (waveform digitizer) up to 200 MS/s onboard memory 64 MB, PCI-Bus

Model M2i.20xx - Resolution 1ch 2ch 4ch 8ch Input Level Datasheet
M2i.2020 8 bit 50MS 50MS Input: ±(50mV ... 5V) M2i-20.pdf
M2i.2021 8 bit 50MS 50MS 50MS Input: ±(50mV ... 5V) M2i-20.pdf
M2i.2030 8 bit 200MS 100MS Input: ±(50mV ... 5V) M2i-20.pdf
M2i.2031 8 bit 200MS 200MS 100MS Input: ±(50mV ... 5V) M2i-20.pdf

12 bit transient recorder (waveform digitizer) with up to 200 MS/s, memory 32 MS (64 MB), PCI

Model M2i.30xx Resolution 1ch 2ch 4ch 8ch Input Level Datasheet
M2i.3010 12 bit 80 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3011 12 bit 40 MS 40 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3012 12 bit 80 MS 40 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3013 12 bit 40 MS 40 MS 40 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3014 12 bit 80 MS 80 MS 40 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3015 12 bit 160 MS 80 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3016 12 bit 160 MS 80 MS 40 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3020 12 bit 100 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3021 12 bit 50 MS 50 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3022 12 bit 100 MS 50 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3023 12 bit 50 MS 50 MS 50 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3024 12 bit 100 MS 100 MS 50 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3025 12 bit 200 MS 100 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3026 12 bit 200 MS 100 MS 50 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3027 12 bit 100 MS 100 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3031 12 bit 60 MS 60 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf
M2i.3033 12 bit 60 MS 60 MS 60 MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-30.pdf

12 bit A/D converter with up to 25 MS/s and up to 8 channels, memory 32 MS (64 MB), PCI-Bus

Model M2i.31xx Resolution 1ch 2ch 4ch 8ch Input Level Datasheet
M2i.3110 12 bit 1MS 1MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-31.pdf
M2i.3111 12 bit 1MS 1MS 1MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-31.pdf
M2i.3112 12 bit 1MS 1MS 1MS 1MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-31.pdf
M2i.3120 12 bit 10MS 10MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-31.pdf
M2i.3121 12 bit 10MS 10MS 10MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-31.pdf
M2i.3122 12 bit 10MS 10MS 10MS 10MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V M2i-31.pdf
M2i.3130 12 bit 25MS 25MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-31.pdf
M2i.3131 12 bit 25MS 25MS 25MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-31.pdf
M2i.3132 12 bit 25MS 25MS 25MS 25MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-31.pdf

14 bit high dynamic transient recorder with up to 50 MS/s, memory 32 MS (64MB), PCI-Bus

Model M2i.40xx Resolution 1ch 2ch 4ch 8ch Input Level Datasheet
M2i.4020 14 bit 20MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-40.pdf
M2i.4021 14 bit 20MS 20MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-40.pdf
M2i.4022 14 bit 20MS 20MS 20MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-40.pdf
M2i.4030 14 bit 50MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-40.pdf
M2i.4031 14 bit 50MS 50MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-40.pdf
M2i.4032 14 bit 50MS 50MS 50MS Input: ±(200mV ... 10V) M2i-40.pdf

12 bit high dynamic transient recorder with up to 500 MS/s, memory 128 MS expandable up to 2 GS, PCI-Bus and PCI Express

Model M3i.32xx Resolutution 1ch 2ch 4ch 8ch Input Level Datasheet
M3i.3220 12 bit 250MS/s Input: ±(200mV ... 5V) M3i-32.pdf
M3i.3221 12 bit 250MS/s 250MS/s Input: ±(200mV ... 5V) M3i-32.pdf
M3i.3240 12 bit 500MS/s Input: ±(200mV ... 5V) M3i-32.pdf
M3i.3242 12 bit 500MS/s 250MS/s Input: ±(200mV ... 5V) M3i-32.pdf

14 bit high dynamic transient recorder with up to 400 MS/s, memory 128 MS expandable up to 2 GS, PCI-Bus and PCI Express

Model M3i.41xx Resolutution 1ch 2ch 4ch 8ch Input Level Datasheet
 M3i.4110 14 bit 100MS Input: ±(100mV ... 5V) M3i-41.pdf
 M3i.4111 14 bit 100MS 100MS Input: ±(100mV ... 5V) M3i-41.pdf
 M3i.4120 14 bit 250MS Input: ±(100mV ... 5V) M3i-41.pdf
 M3i.4121 14 bit 250MS 250MS  Input: ±(100mV ... 5V) M3i-41.pdf
 M3i.4140 14 bit 400MS Input: ±(100mV ... 5V) M3i-41.pdf
 M3i.4142 14 bit 400MS 250MS Input: ±(100mV ... 5V) M3i-41.pdf

16 bit high resolution A/D converter card with up to 3 MS/s, memory 32MS (64MB), PCI-Bus

Model M2i.46xx Resolution 1ch 2ch 4ch 8ch Input Level Datasheet
M2i.4620 16 bit 200kS 200kS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4621 16 bit 200kS 200kS 200kS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4622 16 bit 200kS 200kS 200kS 200kS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4630 16 bit 500kS 500kS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4631 16 bit 500kS 500kS 500kS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4632 16 bit 500kS 500kS 500kS 500kS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4640 16 bit 1MS 1MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4641 16 bit 1MS 1MS 1MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4642 16 bit 1MS 1MS 1MS 1MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4650 16 bit 3MS 3MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4651 16 bit 3MS 3MS 3MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf
M2i.4652 16 bit 3MS 3MS 3MS 3MS Input: ±(50mV ... 10V) M2i-46.pdf

Options

Drivers M2i.XX
Model Description Datasheet
M2i.ml MATLAB driver for all M2i cards see product
M2i.xxxx-lv LabVIEW driver for all M2i.xxxx cards see product
M2i.xxxx-dl DASYLab driver for all M2i.xxxx cards see product
xxxx Agilent VEE driver for all M2i.xxxx cards see product
Memory Expansions for M2i.20x
Model Description Datasheet
M2i.128MB Mem. Exp. to 128 MB for M2i.2x series see product
M2i.256MB Mem. Exp. to 256 MB for M2i.2x series see product
M2i.512MB Mem. Exp. to 512 MB for M2i.2x series see product
M2i.1GB Mem. Exp. to 1 GB for M2i.2x series see product
M2i.2GB Mem. Exp. to 2 GB for M2i.2x series see product
M2i.4GB Mem. Exp. to 4 GB for M2i.2x series see product
Memory Expansions M2i.3x, M2i.4x
Model Description Datasheet
M2i.64MS Mem. Exp. to 64 MS (128MB) for M2i.3x and M2i.4x series see product
M2i.128MS Mem. Exp. to 128 MS (256MB) for M2i.3x and M2i.4x series see product
M2i.256MS Mem. Exp. to 256 MS (512MB) for M2i.3x and M2i.4x series see product
M2i.512MS Mem. Exp. to 512 MS (1 GB) for M2i.3x and M2i.4x series see product
M2i.1GS Mem. Exp. to 1 GS (2 GB) for M2i.3x and M2i.4x series see product
M2i.2GS Mem. Exp. to 2 GS (4 GB) for M2i.3x and M2i.4x series see product
Options for all M2i.xx cards
Model Description Datasheet
M2i.mr Option Multiple Recording see product
M2i.mgt Option Multiple Recording, Gated Sampling, Timestamp see product
M2i.mgtab Option Multiple Recording, Gated Sampling, Timestamp, ABA Modus see product
M2i.512MS Mem. Exp. to 512 MS (1 GB) for M2i.3x and M2i.4x series see product
M2i.SH5 (1) Synchronisation Star-Hub for up to 16 cards, only 1 slot width m2istarhub.pdf
M2i.bxio Option BaseXIO: 8 digital I/O lines usable as asynchronous I/O, timestamp ref-clock and additional external trigger lines, additional bracket with 8 SMB connectors see product
Options for M2i.3x cards
Model Description Datasheet
M2i.3-dig Additional synchr. digital inputs (4 per analog channel) Cab-d40-idc-100 see product
Options for M2i.40x cards
Model Description Datasheet
M2i.4-dig Additional synch. digital inputs (4 per analog channel) Cab-d40-idc-100 see product