NI PCI-5406 40 MHz Arbitrary Function Generator

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  • Phase-continuous frequency hopping
  • 400 MS/s effective sample rate
  • .355 μHz frequency resolution
  • Built-in sine, square, triangle, noise
  • 40 MHz sine and square wave generation
  • 5 MHz ramp and triangle wave generation
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The National Instruments PCI-5406 is a 100 MS/s, 40 MHz arbitrary function generator (AFG) featuring up to 16 bits of resolution and 32 kB of onboard memory for arbitrary function generation in a PCI board. Using these devices, you can combine the power of a stand-alone function generator with the flexibility and benefits of your computer to create highly capable virtual instrumentation solutions. Direct digital synthesis (DDS) is used to precisely generate waveforms that are repetitive in nature, including sine, square, triangle, and ramp. It can also be used to generate psuedo-random noise and DC signals.

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Specifications Summary

Product Family Signal Generators
Form Factor PCI
Part Number 779658-01
Operating System/Target Windows , Real-Time
LabVIEW RT Support Yes
Triggering Digital
Synchronization Bus (RTSI) Yes
External Clocking Yes
Length 34.07 cm
Width 10.67 cm
Height 2.03 cm
I/O Connector BNC connectors
Product Name PCI-5406
Analog Input
Channels 0
Analog Output
Channels 1
Resolution 16 bits
Timing Hardware
Update Rate 100 MS/s
Output Impedance 50 Ohm , 75 Ohm
On-Board Memory 32 kB
Max Voltage -5 V - 5 V
Maximum Voltage Range Sensitivity 41 mV
Minimum Voltage Range -2.82 mV - 2.82 mV
Min Voltage Range Sensitivity 1 mV
Frequency Range 0 Hz - 40 MHz
Waveform Types Intermediate Frequency , Standard Functions , DC
Provides Data Bit Marker? No
Supports Linking/Looping Segments? No
Supports Frequency Hopping and Sweeping? Yes
Noise Floor (@ -50 dBm output) -148 dBm/Hz
Supports Data Streaming? No
Supports On-the-fly signal adjustments? No
Digital I/O
Bidirectional Channels 0

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