NI PCI-5406 40 MHz Arbitrary Function Generator

Starting at $ 4,869 (view pricing options)
  • 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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NI PCI-5406

NI PCI-5406 and Accessories

NI PCI-5406 - 779658-01 Qty $ 4,869 each
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Cable -
BNC Plug to BNC Plug, 1m - 781887-01
Qty $ 43 each
Optional Accessories

Subtotal: $ 4,912

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