amplitude converter, data analyzer, digitizer, transient recorder, analog-to-digital converter, Msps, Gsps, GByte/s
Analog-to-digital Converters are integrated circuits that quantize a voltage or current into a stream of digital data. Board level products that make ADCs with sample rates of hundreds of Mega samples per Seconds (Msps) or several Giga samples per seconds (Gsps) accessible to the software are often called "digitizers" or "transient recorders". Unlike other ADC boards, our digitizers are optimized to detect pulses on the fly and stream the extracted sample data directly to the main memory, minimizing latency and CPU load. This is enabled by our custom 6GByte/s PCIe DMA controller that manages the buffer data structures directly without software intervention.