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The Ethernet / LXI  high-speed digitizerNETBOX

The Spectrum digitiserNETBOX provides a modular way to capture and record high-speed signals using an instrument with an industry standard Gbit Ethernet connection. This connection allows high-speed streaming of data locally or at a long distance, to a desktop or notebook PC, making for great versatility. Sampling rates can be from just a few KHz all the way up to 5GHz. The latest DN6 series provides up to 48 channels all from one box!

It is also possible to use the digitizerNETBOX in stand-alone operation with the embedded server option which comes complete with Quad-Core CPU, 4 Gbyte RAM and 128 Gbyte SSD for long term storage of data. With this you can even run your own programs on the unit to process the data. Installation can be within laboratory or industrial environment, with one or more digitizerNETBOX units providing high channel count, easy connection / configuration. The neat, robust and portable enclosure can be mounted bench-top, in a vehicle, or rack-mounted using our optional kit.

We offer a broad range of models to suit your application. Please use the datasheet links further down the page below for detailed technical information on the digitizerNETBOX. Useful options and storage memory upgrades are at the bottom of this Web page. In addition DataQuest Solutions is happy to provide free no obligation advice on any aspect of this instrument. Our customer care continues after supply with free technical advice on the instrumentation systems we provide.

 
digitserNETBOX views with click link to short introduction video
  • Example Applications: Portable testing, bench-top R&D, remote signal capture & analysis
  • Easy connectivity and configuration
  • Gbit Ethernet communication to one or more digitiserNETBOX units
  • Up to 48 simultaneously sampling high-speed input channels per box
  • Proven and powerful internal digitiser hardware
  • Communicate via Workstation or Notebook PC locally or remotely
  • Fully LXI approved instrument with virtual instrumentation driver
  • SBench6® - professional transient and streaming software included
  • Drivers for Windows®, Linux®, text code, LabVIEW® and MATLAB® included
  • Portable, in bench-top configuration, or fixed 19" rack mount
  • Rugged case with rubber bump stops & handle. Removable for rack mounting
 

Single digitizernetbox connected locally and directly by Ethernet link cable (28K)

Easy local connectivity

Simply connect the Ethernet cable between your PC and the digitizerNETBOX for local area Giga-bit communication. Extend this to the local intranet within your organisation if so desired, adding digitizerNETBOX units to bring in data from different areas. The maximum number of channels per box depends on the model chosen. Local segment operation (copper wiring) using CAT5 cable or better, gives up to 100 metre communication distance, whilst commercially available signal repeaters can extend this. Sampled signal data can be streamed real time across the Ethernet connection network at rates typically 50 to 70Mbyte/sec, or in bursts at even higher speed direct from the digitiserNETBOX deep expandable memory.
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worldwide web connectivity

Easy remote connectivity

The digitiserNETBOX has its own internal Web Server that can be accessed locally or from a remote location. The Web Server provides a Web page for access to the configuration, status, datasheet and manuals. The page has the option of password protection. The instrument's IP address acts as a gateway to allow your PC to retrieve data via the Internet into your programme or the provided SBench6 software. This works in conjunction the Spectrum API/driver, for display processing and logging.
Digitisernetbox-lxi webpage - click to enlarge

digitizerNETBOX quick configuration and test


Spectrum Control Center showing information on the installed hardware and its remote address Designed for easy installation, the Spectrum Control Center acts as software interface which performs an automatic search for the digitiserNETBOX using a standard LXI instrument Discovery Tool. By so doing, it returns its location confirming a successful install and providing a summary of the physical location (IP and VISA address).

This summary includes hardware configuration, number of channels, sampling speed and installed memory. System, programming driver and firmware updates can also be performed from the Control Center, with version numbers recorded for additional support information.

What is LXI? (LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation) combines the power of the Ethernet and Web based systems with emphasis on providing a well sorted, intuitive, test and measurement interface. This can be for local or remote communication, be it wired or wireless. The LXI instrument has to meet certain standards and provide certain features such LAN based communication, including a built in Web interface and standard driver protocols (e.g. VXI-11). LXI compatible instrumentation from any manufacturer must be easy to discover on a network, identified and communicated with.

Software drivers for display, log and analysis

The heart of the digitiserNETBOX is the Spectrum instrumentation signal capture hardware, ready-installed within the enclosure. It is based on the well-proven hardware M2i and M4i series cards and utilises the existing driver set, suitable for both for Windows® and Linux®environments. This makes the programming of the digitiserNETBOX robust and versatile. New users can take advantage of Spectrum's wide range of code programming examples in popular languages such as C and Visual Basic to quickly get underway. Whilst anyone who has already used the Spectrum card series will be immediately familiar with the programming environment. Third-party programming interfaces MATLAB® and LabVIEW® are also well supported with .m examples for the former and .vi for the latter, all helping to get your application built up and running.

SBench6 - the easy software solution

A professional version SBench6 is included with digitiserNETBOX, this is a full working licence, not a trial! It allows the user to easily view, log and process the captured data without text programming using its pull-down menus. Take advantage of SBench6 to undertake ultra high-speed signal capture for short or long captures, where even Gigabytes of data can be handled. All of the digitiserNETBOX hardware settings can be directly accessed from this software.

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indexbar (1K) Works directly with the digitizerNETBOX
indexbar (1K) No text programming required, quick and easy pull down menus
indexbar (1K) Multiple displays including Y(t) and frequency (FFT)
indexbar (1K) Enhanced display cursor functions with dynamic XY values
indexbar (1K) Integrated signal analysis functions
indexbar (1K) Import and export filter for data files
indexbar (1K) Designed to handle GBytes of data from signal acquisition
indexbar (1K) Available for Windows XP/Vista/Win 7, 8 & 10 plus Linux KDE/Gnome
indexbar (1K) Click here for more information!



digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN2.20x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Giga Sample)
Memory upgrade available
DN2.203-022 channelsn/a200MS/sec (1 channel)
100MS/sec (2 channels)
8 bit1 x 1G
DN2.203-044 channelsn/a200MS/sec (2 channels)
100MS/sec (4 channels)
8 bit1 x 1G
DN2.203-088 channelsn/a200MS/sec (4 channels)
100MS/sec (8 channels)
8 bit2 x 1G
Link to DN2.203 pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN2.203 pdf manual PDF manual


digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN2.22x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Giga Sample)
Maximum memory fitted
DN2.221-022 channelsn/a1.25GS/sec8 bit1 x 4G
DN2.221-044 channelsn/a1.25GS/sec8 bit1 x 4G
DN2.221-088 channelsn/a1.25GS/sec8 bit2 x 4G
DN2.222-022 channelsn/a2.5GS/sec8 bit1 x 1G
DN2.222-044 channelsn/a2.5GS/sec8 bit2 x 1G
DN2.223-022 channelsn/a5GS/sec8 bit2 x 2G
DN2.225-044 channelsn/a5GS/sec (1 channel)
2.5GS/sec (2 channels)
1.25GS/sec (4 channels)
8 bit1 x 4G
DN2.225-088 channelsn/a5GS/sec (1 or 2 channels)
2.5GS/sec (4 channels)
1.25GS/sec (8 channels)
8 bit2 x 4G
Link to DN2.22x pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN2.22x pdf manual PDF manual


digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN6.22x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Giga Sample)
Maximum memory fitted
DN6.221-1212 channelsn/a1.25GS/sec8 bit3 x 4G
DN6.221-1616 channelsn/a1.25GS/sec8 bit4 x 4G
DN6.221-2020 channelsn/a1.25GS/sec8 bit5 x 4G
DN6.221-2424 channelsn/a1.25GS/sec8 bit6 x 4G
DN6.225-1212 channelsn/a5GS/sec (3 channels)
2.5GS/sec (6 channels)
1.25GS/sec (12 channels)
8 bit3 x 4G
DN6.225-1616 channelsn/a5GS/sec (4 channels)
2.5GS/sec (8 channels)
1.25GS/sec (16 channels)
8 bit4 x 4G
DN6.225-2020 channelsn/a5GS/sec (5 channels)
2.5GS/sec (10 channels)
1.25GS/sec (20 channels)
8 bit5 x 4G
DN6.225-2424 channelsn/a5GS/sec (6 channels)
2.5GS/sec (12 channels)
1.25GS/sec (24 channels)
8 bit6 x 4G
Link to DN6.22x pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN6.22x pdf manual PDF manual


digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN2.44x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Giga Sample)
Maximum memory fitted
DN2.441-022 channels n/a 130MS/sec16 bit1 x 2G
DN2.441-044 channels n/a 130MS/sec16 bit1 x 2G
DN2.441-088 channels n/a 130MS/sec16 bit2 x 2G
DN2.442-022 channels n/a 250MS/sec16 bit1 x 2G
DN2.442-044 channels n/a 250MS/sec16 bit1 x 2G
DN2.442-088 channels n/a 250MS/sec16 bit2 x 2G
DN2.445-022 channels n/a 500MS/sec14 bit1 x 2G
DN2.445-044 channels n/a 500MS/sec14 bit1 x 2G
DN2.445-088 channels n/a 500MS/sec14 bit2 x 2G
Link to DN2.44x pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN2.44x pdf manual PDF manual


digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN6.44x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Giga Sample)
Maximum memory fitted
DN6.441-1212 channels n/a 130MS/sec16 bit3 x 2G
DN6.441-1616 channels n/a 130MS/sec16 bit4 x 2G
DN6.441-2020 channels n/a 130MS/sec16 bit5 x 2G
DN6.441-2424 channels n/a 130MS/sec16 bit6 x 2G
DN6.442-1212 channels n/a 250MS/sec16 bit3 x 2G
DN6.442-1616 channels n/a 250MS/sec16 bit4 x 2G
DN6.442-2020 channels n/a 250MS/sec14 bit5 x 2G
DN6.442-2424 channels n/a 250MS/sec14 bit6 x 2G
DN6.445-1212 channels n/a 500MS/sec14 bit3 x 2G
DN6.445-1616 channels n/a 500MS/sec14 bit4 x 2G
DN6.445-2020 channels n/a 500MS/sec14 bit5 x 2G
DN6.445-2424 channels n/a 500MS/sec14 bit6 x 2G
Link to DN6.44x pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN6.44x pdf manual PDF manual


digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN2.46x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Mega Sample)
Memory upgrade available
DN2.462-044 channels4 channels200KS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.462-088 channels8 channels200KS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.462-1616 channelsn/a200KS/sec16 bit2 x 512M
DN2.464-044 channels4 channels1MS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.464-088 channels8 channels1MS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.464-1616 channelsn/a1MS/sec16 bit2 x 512M
DN2.465-044 channels4 channels3MS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.465-088 channels8 channels3MS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.465-1616 channelsn/a3MS/sec16 bit2 x 512M
Link to DN2.46x pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN2.46x pdf manual PDF manual


digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN6.46x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Mega Sample)
Memory upgrade available
DN6.462-1616 channels16 channels200KS/sec16 bit2 x 512M
DN6.462-2424 channels24 channels200KS/sec16 bit3 x 512M
DN6.462-3232 channelsn/a200KS/sec16 bit4 x 512M
DN6.462-4040 channelsn/a1MS/sec16 bit5 x 512M
DN6.462-4848 channelsn/a1MS/sec16 bit6 x 512M
DN6.464-1616 channels16 channels1MS/sec16 bit2 x 512M
DN6.464-2424 channels24 channels1MS/sec16 bit3 x 512M
DN6.464-3232 channelsn/a1MS/sec16 bit4 x 512M
DN6.464-4040 channelsn/a1MS/sec16 bit5 x 512M
DN6.464-4848 channelsn/a1MS/sec16 bit6 x 512M
DN6.465-1616 channels16 channles3MS/sec16 bit2 x 512M
DN6.465-2424 channels24 channels3MS/sec16 bit3 x 512M
DN6.465-3232 channelsn/a3MS/sec16 bit4 x 512M
DN6.465-4040 channelsn/a3MS/sec16 bit5 x 512M
DN6.465-4848 channelsn/a3MS/sec16 bit6 x 512M
Link to DN6.46x pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN6.46x pdf manual PDF manual


digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN2.49x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Mega Sample)
Memory upgrade available
DN2.491-044 channels2 channels10MS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.491-088 channels4 channels10MS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.491-1616 channels8 channels10MS/sec16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.496-044 channels2 channels60MS/sec (2 channels)
30MS/sec (4 channels)
16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.496-088 channels4 channels60MS/sec (4 channels)
30MS/sec (8 channels)
16 bit1 x 512M
DN2.496-1616 channels8 channels60MS/sec (8 channels)
30MS/sec (16 channels)
16 bit1 x 512M
Link to DN2.49x pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN2.49x pdf manual PDF manual


digitizerNETBOX model codes and specifications - DN6.49x series

MODEL (code summary)SINGLE-ENDED CHANNELS DIFFERENTIAL CHANNELSMAX SAMPLING SPEED RESOLUTIONINSTALLED MEMORY
(Mega Sample)
Memory upgrade available
DN6.491-2424 channels12 channels10MS/sec16 bit3 x 512M
DN6.491-3232 channels16 channels10MS/sec16 bit4 x 512M
DN6.491-4040 channels20 channels10MS/sec16 bit5 x 512M
DN6.491-4848 channels24 channels10MS/sec16 bit6 x 512M
DN6.496-2424 channels12 channels60MS/sec (12 channels)
30MS/sec (24 channels)
16 bit3 x 512M
DN6.496-3232 channels16 channels60MS/sec (16 channels)
30MS/sec (32 channels)
16 bit4 x 512M
DN6.496-4040 channels20 channels60MS/sec (20 channels)
30MS/sec (40 channels)
16 bit5 x 512M
DN6.496-4848 channels24 channels60MS/sec (24 channels)
30MS/sec (48 channels)
16 bit6 x 512M
Link to DN6.49x pdf datasheet PDF datasheet       Link to DN6.49x pdf manual PDF manual



DN2 digitizerNETBOX options
The front panel of the digitiserNETBOX comes as standard with BNC or SMA connectors, depending on model series (see datasheet). For a connector change please ask.
DN2.xxx-Emb Embedded server option with Intel™ Quad-Core CPU, 4 Gbyte RAM and 128 Gbyte SSD. Allows stand-alone operation.
DN2.xxx-1x1GS Memory upgrade 1x 512Msample to 1x 1GSample
DN2.xxx-2x1GS Memory upgrade 2x 512Msample to 2x 1GSample
DN2.xxx-1x2GS Memory upgrade 1x 1Gsample to 1x 2GSample (models DN2.230-02, DN2.203-04)
DN2.xxx-2x2GS Memory upgrade 2x 1Gsample to 2x 2GSample (model DN2.203-08)
DN2.xxx-spavg FPGA signal Processing Firmware Option: Block Average (models DN2.22x and DN2.44x only)
DN2.xxx-spstat FPGA signal Processing Firmware Option: Block Statistics/Peak Detect (models DN2.22x and DN2.44x only)
DN2.xxx-RACK 19" rack mounting set
DN2.xxx-DC12 Power digitizerNETBOX on 12VDC (converter accepts 9 to 18V)
DN2.xxx-DC24 Power digitizerNETBOX on 24VDC (converter accepts 18 to 36V)
DN2.xxx-BTPWR Boot on Power On: the digitzerNETBOX automatically boots if power is switched on



DN6 digitizerNETBOX options
The front panel of the digitiserNETBOX comes as standard with BNC or SMA connectors, depending on model series (see datasheet). For a connector change please ask.
DN6.xxx-Emb Embedded server option with Intel™ Quad-Core CPU, 4 Gbyte RAM and 128 Gbyte SSD. Allows stand-alone operation.
DN6.xxx-2x1GS Memory upgrade 2x 512Msample to 2x 1GSample
DN6.xxx-3x1GS Memory upgrade 3x 512Msample to 3x 1GSample
DN6.xxx-4x1GS Memory upgrade 4x 512Msample to 4x 1GSample
DN6.xxx-5x1GS Memory upgrade 5x 512Msample to 5x 1GSample
DN6.xxx-6x1GS Memory upgrade 6x 512Msample to 6x 1GSample
DN6.xxx-spavg FPGA signal Processing Firmware Option: Block Average (models DN6.22x and DN6.44x only)
DN6.xxx-spstat FPGA signal Processing Firmware Option: Block Statistics/Peak Detect (models DN6.22x and DN6.44x only)
DN6.xxx-RACK 19" rack mounting set
DN6.xxx-BTPWR Boot on Power On: the digitzerNETBOX automatically boots if power is switched on


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