Red Pitaya has launched a new platform, named SIGNALlab 250-12, to join its STEMlab-125 development boards designed to provide a low-cost alternative to measurement and control instruments.
SIGNALlab 250-12 offers enhanced hardware performance, complete software control and additional hardware features over the STEMlab-125 products and is designed to meet the needs of more demanding users for industrial, research, test & measurement and data acquisition applications.
Its larger FPGA enables greater real-time processing capabilities plus faster analog front and back-end performance. Small and portable, it also offers the benefits of remote access, with a web app user interface accessible through Ethernet or WiFi.
The new SIGNALlab 250-12 is a two-channel 250 Msps 12-bit signal acquisition and two-channel 250 Msps 14-bit signal generator module with Zynq 7020 Dual-Core ARM cortex-A9 CPU and FPGA, 1GB DDR memory and 1 Gbit Ethernet connectivity. Accuracy and quality of the signal is assured with 12-bit A/D converter resolution, the frequency response of ±0.5 dB up to 45MHz and -3dB at 60MHz and channel isolation >60 dB (DC to 100MHz).
There are two input ranges of ±1V and ±20V. Outputs can generate signals ranging from DC to 60MHz frequency, with output voltage ranging from ±5V for a 50Ω load to±10V for high impedance loads. The device also features software control for attenuators, gain and trigger level. There is one trigger input via a BNC connector on the front panel and one reference clock input (10MHz) via an SMA connector on the back panel. Signal capture is fast, with rise/fall time of 13ns input 1/20 and 11ns input 1/1. A range of interfaces that are becoming established as standard interfaces across the STEMlab product range are included on SIGNALlab 250-12, including USB, SPI, I2C, and 16 GPIOs.The device also boasts four additional slow analog inputs and outputs. PoE is offered on request.
Further SIGNALlab 250-12 specifications include an operating temperature range of +0degC to +55degC, with a storage temperature range of -20degC to +85degC.STEMlab 250-12 is available as an OEM module or in an aluminum chassis.
Comments Leon Živec, CEO Red Pitaya “The addition of the SIGNALlab 250-12 builds on our successful open-source STEMlab range by offering high-performance signal capture and analysis with remote access at an affordable price point.
"It can be used as an oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and logic analyser with more applications to be released in future, and extends the Red Pitaya user community to include more demanding users, who can use it as an as an alternative to the individual, expensive dedicated instruments.”
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