Spectrum Instrumentation Announces Extensions of its hybridNETBOX Products

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 03, 2021


Spectrum Instrumentation Announces Extensions of its hybridNETBOX Products
(Image Courtesy of Spectrum Instrumentation)

Spectrum Instrumentation announced it has extended its range of hybridNETBOX products by adding eight models.

hybridNETBOX is an instrumentation platform that combines multi-channel arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) and a digitizer in a single portable unit.

There are currently 14 hybridNETBOX models available with 2+2, 4+4, or 8+8 matched channels and possible speeds from 40 MS/s to 1.25 GS/s.

New models offer either two or four AWG channels, coupled with the same number of digitizer channels. The channels can generate most waveshapes due to the high-resolution, 16-bit digital to analog converters (DAC).

According to a company press release, models are available with output rates of either 625 MS/s or 1.25 GS/s and signal bandwidths up to 400 MHz (600 MHz as an option). At 625 MS/s, the channels can be programmed to output signals with amplitudes up to ±3 V into a 50 Ohm load or ± 6V into high impedance (1 MOhm). The models running at 1.25 GS/s can output signals with an impressive ± 2.5 V into 50 Ohm and ±5 V for 1 MOhm.

Further, the digitizer channels feature a 16-bit resolution and sampling rates of 180 or 250 MS/s or 14-bit resolution and sampling rates of 400 or 500 MS/s. The channels are fully rpgrammable with six adjustable input ranges from ±200 mV to ±10 V full scale, in addition to signal offset and selectable input impedance of 50 Ohm or 1 MOhm. 

hybridNETBOX also includes the SBench 6 control software, a large amount of on-board memory (2x2 GSamples), and a range of operating modes.

For more information, visit https://spectrum-instrumentation.com/en/.

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

More from Perry