M2i.72xx: Digital Pattern Generator with programmable logic levels,
up to 40 MS/sec update rate. PCI / PCI-X / PCI-Express formats.

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Programmable output levels from -2 to +10V
Output levels cover ECL, PECL, TTL, LVDS, LVTTL, CMOS or LVCMOS logic
Single or Differential (ECL) outputs may be selected
1 kS/s up to 40 MS/s update rate
16 and 32 bit digital outputs, plus memory saving 8 bit.
Levels individually programmable per 4 bit "nibbles"
All outputs can be separately disabled (tristate)
Up to 2 GByte memory
FIFO mode for fast data transfer from the PC
Synchronise to other Spectrum board types
Output data pattern files direct from the hard drive using FIFO mode

m2i72xx board image

Standard features

  • FIFO mode click here for more FIFO information
  • Edge and level triggers click here for more info on pulsewidth triggering
  • Pulse width trigger click here for more info on pulsewidth triggering
  • AND / OR triggering from multiple sources
  • External 3.3V/5V TTL edge trigger input/output
  • External TTL clock input/output
  • ECL mode for differential output
  • Deep standard memory: 512 MBytes
  • 80 ohm output impedance
  • SBench 6.x Windows software

Enhancements included More information on enhancements

  • Multiple Replay - multiple sequential signal replay using fast repetitive triggers, auto re-arm
  • Gated Sampling - signal record and replay length controlled by trigger level
  • Sequence Mode - replay pattern sequences switched over from one to another by software command

Special (cost) options More information on options

  • BASEXIO - Asynchronous I/O with additional trigger lines
  • Memory upgrade to 1 or 2GBytes
  • Synchronisation Star Hub - synchronise up to 16 cards
  • System Star Hub - synchronise up to 17 Star Hub systems

Product range overview


max sample rate

name 8 bit 16 bit 32 bit
M2i.7210 10 MS/s 10 MS/s  
M2i.7211 10 MS/s 10 MS/s 5 MS/s
M2i.7220 40 MS/s 40 MS/s  
M2i.7221 40 MS/s 40 MS/s 40 MS/s
PCI-Express versions simply suffixed -exp, e.g. M2i.7210-exp


  • Standard drivers for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 and Linux
  • SBench 6.x signal processing windows software with multi-option pattern generation output
  • Drivers for LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI (DASYLab and Agilent VEE by special order)
  • Driver for MATLAB


More information can be easily requested from our catalogues and pricing web page, or feel free to contact Dataquest Solutions directly.

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