Ultra-fast data acquisition

Measurement Computing Corporation claims it has developed one of the fastest PC acquisition boards in the world. Available in the UK from Adept Scientific, the PCI-DAS4020/12 four-channel, 12-bit resolution analogue input board can handle sample rates up to 20MHz, and comes with onboard BNC terminals and software support.

The package includes InstaCal software for installation, calibration and test, guiding the user through setup and automatically creating the board configuration unit.

The PCI-DAS402 our A/D converters, enabling all four inputs to be sampled simultaneously without the channel-to-channel skew associated with multiplexed A/D. The four 12-bit analogue inputs each have a 20MHz maximum sample rate. Data can be written at full speed into the large 128ksample memory.