New ADC turns PC into measuring instrument.
PC-based instrumentation and data logging specialists
Pico Technology has released its 12-bit resolution
ADC-212/100 which turns a desk-top or lap-top PC
into a high-end 100M samples/s oscilloscope,
50MHz spectrum analyser and meter at the same time.
In addition, software is supplied free of charge which allows the
ADC212/100 to be used for high-speed data acquisition and logging.
Alan Tong, Pico Technology's Technical Director, comments:
"Compared to most oscilloscopes on the market, the large buffer size,
high resolution and fast sampling rate of the ADC-212 means engineers
can capture fast-changing signals over a long period of time and still
have the resolution to be able to 'zoom in' on areas of interest in both
the X and Y axes."
Unlike the majority of 8-bit oscilloscopes on the market today, which are
only accurate to 3 per cent, the 12-bit ADC-212/100 has - thanks to a
new low-noise, low-distortion and high-bandwidth front end - a basic
DC accuracy of iper cent. The ADC212/100 has nine input ranges, from
+/- 50mV to +/-20V, and its 1 per cent accuracy means it can be used
with the same level of confidence as a digital multimeter (DMM) when
establishing absolute values.
PicoScope and PicoLog software is provided free of charge with the
new ADC-212 and upgrades are available free of charge from
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