Embedded server option allows digitizers to run remotely
The acquisition and analysis of electronic signals in remote locations has become easy thanks to the release of a new option for Spectrum’s Ethernet based digitizer products. The Embedded Server option can be ordered with any of the companies digitizerNETBOX series of LXI instruments. It effectively turns them into PC-based data acquisition units that can operate independently or, when connected to a LAN, as parts of a larger system.
The digitizerNETBOX family, with more than 30 different models, offers the widest choice of LXI based data acquisition capabilities. Units are available with sampling rates from 200 KS/s up to 5 GS/s, resolutions of 8, 14 and 16 bit, bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz and from 2 to 16 fully synchronous channels. The units are normally controlled via Ethernet, however, installing the Embedded Server option allows fully independent operation. The Embedded Server option combines a powerful CPU, a freely accessible SSD, more memory and a remote software development access method using standard Linux remote shell. This enables an open platform where you can run your own software while at the same time you can still be connected via LAN for remote access. For example, with the option installed you could run a programme to acquire and analyse electronic signals in a fully automated process. Then, whenever you desire, you can choose to transfer just the information (waveform data or calculated results) that you need in a client-server based software process.
This capability makes the digitizerNETBOX ideal for data logging and surveillance applications where you need to monitor signals over long periods of time. The units can work autonomously collecting and analysing data for hours or even days on end. The results can be stored on the internal SSD and then, whenever needed, the important information can be accessed via Ethernet. The digitizerNETBOX can even be setup to send notification emails or alerts over the LAN, or offload stored data as soon as it’s connected again to the network.
Founded in 1989 Spectrum is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of PC based test and measurement instrumentation that is used for electronic signal capture, generation and analysis. The company specialises in high-speed digitizer and generator technology and has available over 450 modular products in the most popular industry standards; PCIe, LXI and PXI. The company is headquartered in Grosshansdorf, Germany and sells its products worldwide via an extensive sales network offering outstanding support directly from the design engineers. Please contact: email@example.com or visit our web site: www.spectrum-instrumentation.com.