Express Converter

Hi-Speed Digitizer (DAQ) Series


14 bit/400 MHz high speed sampling A/D conversion Board

  • Using high speed ADC with 14 bit / 400 MHz sampling
  • Single-ended input of ± 2 V / ± 1 V / ± 0.5 V to 2 ch
  • External trigger input · External clock input for each 1 channel
  • Supports variable frequency input
  • General purpose DI · DO for each 4 ch
  • General purpose AO 2 ch
  • DDR3-SDRAM (2 Gbyte) is installed as FIFO Memory
  • Memory transfer is possible without using a CPU with a built-in DMA controller
  • Equipped with Update function of FPGA data

  • PCI Express 2.0 (Gen 2) 5.0 GT / s × 8 compatible
Item Specification
Model name APX-5040
Input channel Single end 2ch
Sampling clock 400MHz
Resolution 14bit
Sampling time 2.5ns(min)
Number of samples 256 M words / 1 channel
Input range ±2V±1V±500mV
Input impedance 50Ω
Trigger External trigger / Analog trigger / Soft trigger / DI trigger (Various trigger modes supported by FPGA)
Memory DDR3 – SDRAM (2 GB)
FPGA LSI: EP4SGX180HF35C2N (manufactured by ALTERA)
Trigger type: Internal trigger (analog trigger), external trigger, soft trigger, DI trigger
Analog trigger: Edge level pulse
Trigger position: pre / post delay
User logic: Free space can be customized
External Clock Input(PPL) : 5MHz, 100MHz
Input(Direct input) : 500MHz, 1000MHz
DA Circuit Number of outputs: 2 ch
Resolution: 16 bits
Output range: -4 V to +4 V
System bus PCI-Express2.0(Gen2)5.0GT/s× 8
Power supply + 12 V ± 9% 3.57 A (45 W)
Operating environment Temperature 0 to 50 ° C, humidity 35% to 85% (no condensation)
Size 192.65 mm × 111.15 mm, panel width 20 mm (not including projections)
Weight 232g
Supported OS Windows 7/8 compatible with 32 bit / 64 bit
Environmental response RoHS
– The specifications and appearance stated are subject to change without notice.
– Power consumption does not include inrush current.
– In order to use the product correctly, be sure to read the instruction manual before using the product. Also, use the product under the conditions applicable to your product warranty.

The figure shows an example of a system configuration that observes objects while controlling the low-speed XY stage.

Altera FPGAs on the APX-5040 have the following environments from development environment to simulation and in-system verification.

FPGA development environment
– Quartus II(Altera)

For the simulation environment, Mentor Graphics company’s following is higprepared.
– ModelSim Altera Edition (It can also be ModelSim PE / ModelSim SE)
– ModelSim Altera Starter Edition (free: limited use of 10,000 lines)

For in-system verification, Altera’s following is prepared.
– SignalTap II

It is an FPGA that can install various customer’s filtering conditions etc,
but please consult with us about this customization,
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