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  • PXI - PXIe - PCIe

  • VXI

  • 19"

  • Custom

  • Waveform Digitizer / Scope

  • Waveform Generator

  • High Power SMU

  • Source & Measurement

  • Source only

  • Measurement only

  • Other & Periphery


PXI520x Bit-Pattern Generator Family

Complementary Product

PXI530 Bit-Pattern Generator/Receiver
    PXI530x Bit-Pattern Receiver Family


  • Based on VX Instruments FlexCPP for easy custom design
  • Up to 2 independent modules with 4 simultaneously working channels
  • 6.6MS/s with 8Bit pattern width
  • High configurable trigger engine
  • Multiple instrument and channel synchronization possibilities
  • Additional reference clock output
  • Wide range of sample rates due to programmable internal PLL

Product Information

Flexible configurable PXI Platform
This family of bit-pattern generators is based on the "Flexible Configurable PXI Platform" (FlexCPP). This platform allows a couple of customer configured bit-pattern generators.

Bit-Pattern Generator
The PXI520x Bit-Pattern Generator family features up to 8 simultaneously working channels divided into 2 modules with 4 channels. Every channel provides a 8 Bit TTL digital output. Each module is equipped with an on-board memory holding the arbitrary Bit-Pattern for up to 4 channels.

Sample clock
The sample clock of the PXI520x Bit-Pattern Generator is derived from a programmable master clock provided by the internal PLL. This allows a highly accurate setting of the sample clock. A post divider offers an additional integer division of the master clock frequency for output generation.

Reference clock output
The PXI520x Bit-Pattern Generator provides a reference clock signal for every generator module on the output connector. This signal can be used for synchronization purpose of a following signal chain.

Digital output
Every channel of the PXI520x Bit-Pattern Generator is equipped with an 8Bit digital bus driver. So digital output signals compliant to TTL standard are provided to the user. All digital output ports are referenced to a common ground.

User specific daughter board
The PXI520x Bit-Pattern Generator devices feature a connector interface to a user specific daughter board. For fixture of the board various mounting studs are available. So the whole placement area of the right adjacent slot within a PXI chassis is provided to the user.

In addition to the digital outputs and the reference clock signal the connector interface contains two supply voltages (+3.3V and +12V) with their according common ground. This features the user a solid base for his circuit design.