Agilent Technologies Introduces Real-Time Processing Capabilities for its PCIe Digitizers

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced its next-generation real-time peak detection as one of the additional functionalities for its award-winning PCIe high-speed digitizers, starting with the U5303A 12 bit digitizer.

These functionalities address very specific needs of OEM customers or research institutes in applications such as high-speed medical imaging, LIDAR laser ranging, environmental monitoring, analytical, and non-destructive testing. Several data processing algorithms can be hosted at the same time in the FPGA, allowing easy and fast switching from one to the other using the high-speed digitizer driver.

Furthermore, the data reduction and storage at the digitizer level reduces the data transfer volume by orders of magnitude, and the downstream analysis speed is highly increased.

The peak detect (PKD option) firmware will shortly be orderable on the U5303A two-channel, 12-bit, high-speed PCIe high-speed digitizer; please contact  Information about product configuration is available at