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NI’s new PXIe-5172 DSO captures multiple 14-bit, 250Msamples/sec channels with user-programmable, FPGA-based DSP

by Xilinx Employee ‎05-03-2017 12:19 PM - edited ‎05-03-2017 03:51 PM (38,104 Views)


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National Instruments’ (NI’s) PXIe-5172, the newest member of the company’s PXIe-517x family, features four or eight 14-bit, 250Msamples/sec channels. Like the existing members in the family, an on-board Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA manages the PXIe-5172’s measurement and control features. What’s new is that a portion of the FPGA is now available for user-defined, real-time functions. You can use NI’s LabVIEW FPGA, which integrates with the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite, to define new DSP functions and advanced triggering for the DSO. (You cannot realize such real-time functions at these speeds using software-based microprocessor implementations. You need the speed of programmable hardware.)




Here’s a feature comparison chart of the PXIe-517x DSO family:





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Here’s a block diagram of a PXIe-517x DSO:



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National Instruments PXIe-517x DSO Block Diagram




Please contact NI directly for more information about the PXIe-517x DSO family.



Note: Xcell Daily previously discussed PXIe-517x DSO instruments. See “FPGA-based PXIe Digital Oscilloscope is part of National Instruments’ new wave of Software Designed Instruments.”


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  • Be sure to join the Xilinx LinkedIn group to get an update for every new Xcell Daily post! ******************** Steve Leibson is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Planning at Xilinx. He started as a system design engineer at HP in the early days of desktop computing, then switched to EDA at Cadnetix, and subsequently became a technical editor for EDN Magazine. He's served as Editor in Chief of EDN Magazine, Embedded Developers Journal, and Microprocessor Report. He has extensive experience in computing, microprocessors, microcontrollers, embedded systems design, design IP, EDA, and programmable logic.