National Instruments PXI-6551 50 MHz Digital Waveform Generator
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National Instruments PXI-6551 50 MHz Digital Waveform Generator

This is a hybrid-slot compatible PXI module that can be used in both PXI Express hybrid slots and standard PXI slots.

Part Number: 189876E-05, 778538-02


• Memory: 8 Mb/Channel

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National Instruments PXI-6551 / PXI-6552 Digital Waveform Generator

  • -2.0 to 5.5 V Programmable Voltage Levels in 10 mV Steps
  • 20 Channels with Per-Cycle, Per-Channel Bidirectional Control
  • Real-Time Hardware Comparison of Acquired Response Data


The National Instruments PXI-6551/PXI-6552 are 50 and 100 MHz digital waveform generator/analyzers, respectively, for characterizing, validating, and testing digital electronics. The voltage levels on these devices can be programed with 10mV resolution. The PXI-6551/PXI-6552 modules feature 20 channels with per-channel, per-cycle direction control deep onboard memory with triggering and pattern sequencing.

The PXI-6551/PXI-6552, used for building high-performance stimulus-response systems, include:
- Programmable voltage levels for testing multiple devices or characterizing a single device under changing conditions
- A versatile memory architecture for maximum flexibility of waveform and scripting memory
- Per-cycle tristate for bidirectional communication
- A sophisticated timing engine to adjust for the timing parameters of the device under test

The PXI-6551/PXI-6552 can be used with the NI Digital Waveform Editor. These modules, used with the SMC, can create arbitrary waveform generators, mixed-signal test systems with digitizers, and other digital waveform generators/analyzers. It can also synchronize multiple digital waveform devices to build high-channel-count test systems.

Product Family: pxi-6551, pxi6551, 778538, pxi-6552, pxi6552, 778539

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