NI PXIe-5160 2.5 GS/s, 10-Bit Oscilloscope/Digitizer

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  • 500 MHz bandwidth with 2.5 GS/s maximum sampling rate
  • Data transfer rates of 600 MB/s from device to host
  • 4 channels capable of 1.25 GS/s acquisition or 2 channels capable of 2.5 GS/s
  • Each channel configurable with 50 Ω and 1 MΩ input impedance paths
  • 1-slot, 3U PXI Express form factor
  • Deep onboard memory from 64 MB up to 2 GB
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The NI PXIe-5160 oscilloscope/digitizer delivers a new level of performance in the small-form-factor, low-power PXI platform. Its flexibility makes it an ideal general-purpose instrument for test and measurement applications. The module has 500 MHz of bandwidth on the 50 Ω path and 300 MHz on the 1 MΩ path, and it is capable of sampling up to 2.5 GS/s on two channels or 1.25 GS/s on four channels. To manage the large data sets, the NI PXIe-5160 is equipped with deep onboard memory and a PCI Express x4 Gen 1 link to the PXI Express backplane.

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NI PXIe-5160, 2GB, 2-Channels
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