Applicos: Base board with PXI bus interface (PA72)

Base board with PXI bus interface (PA72)


Product Introduction

PA72 Series – PXI/PXIe Generator & Digitizer platform

PA72 Base board
The PA72 base board contains a clock generator, trigger
circuitry, a digital voltmeter and the PXI bus interface. In the
block diagram below, the base board functions are yellow and
the daughter board functions are green.
The clock generator is a low jitter PLL clock that has less than
0.5ps jitter for low loop filter bandwidths. With higher loop
filter bandwidths, frequency settling time can be less than
250ms.The main clock frequency ranges from 2kHz up to
945MHz with a resolution of less than 1 kHz. Each daughter
board slot has its own clock divider.
Therefore the clock for each daughter board can be different
while maintaining proper synchronization. The PLL clock
generator features a high stability, low noise and low jitter
10MHz on-board reference clock with 1ppm frequency stability.
In addition the PLL can be locked to the PXI backplane clock or
to an external reference clock. The on-board clock source can
also be bypassed by an external direct clock.
The trigger input supports edge and level triggering and positive
and negative going trigger signals. The trigger source can be
software, PXI Star trigger, PXI Trigger 0-6, or external (front).
Additionally, digitizer boards can be set to edge-trigger on the
analog input signal.

Technical Specifications

PPL clock

Frequency range 2kHz to 945MHz
 Sync possibilities 10MHz backplane or 10MHz external clock
 PLL lock time 250ms – 1s (depending on loop filter BW)
 Jitter 0.5ps typical

External clock input

Clock rate DC to 500MHz
Threshold level 0V or 1V (programmable)
Input impedance 50 Ohm

Front trigger input

Threshold level 1V
Input impedance 1k Ohm
Max input level -0.5V to +5.5V
Coupling DC

Trigger Sources

Digitizer’s analog level trigger, Front trigger input, PXI STAR,
PXI TRIG 0..6 (3..6 inverted), Software trigger

Bus interface

PA72 bus 32-bit PXI, burst mode support
PA72e bus x1 PXI Express, burst mode support
Max input level -0.5V to +5.5V
Max. burst data rate 132 MByte/s

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