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PXIe-5160 Specifications

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    Last Modified: December 12, 2017

    Definitions

    Warranted specifications describe the performance of a model under stated operating conditions and are covered by the model warranty.

    The following characteristic specifications describe values that are relevant to the use of the model under stated operating conditions but are not covered by the model warranty.

    • Typical specifications describe the performance met by a majority of models.
    • Nominal specifications describe an attribute that is based on design, conformance testing, or supplemental testing.

    Conditions

    Specifications are valid under the following conditions unless otherwise noted.

    • All vertical ranges
    • All bandwidths and bandwidth limit filters
    • Sample rate set to 1.25 GS/s or 2.5 GS/s
    • Onboard Sample clock locked to onboard Reference clock

    Warranted specifications are valid under the following conditions unless otherwise noted.

    • Ambient temperature ranges of 0 °C to 45 °C
    • The PXIe-5160 is warmed up for 15 minutes at ambient temperature
    • Self-calibration is completed after warm-up period
    • Calibration cycle is maintained
    • The PXI Express chassis fan speed is set to HIGH, the foam fan filters are removed if present, and the empty slots contain PXI chassis slot blockers and filler panels. For more information about cooling, refer to the Maintain Forced-Air Cooling Note to Users document available at ni.com/manuals.
    • NI-SCOPE 4.1 or later instrument driver is used
    • External calibration is performed at 23 °C ± 3 °C

    Typical specifications are valid under the following conditions unless otherwise noted:

    • Ambient temperature ranges of 0 °C to 45 °C with a 90% confidence level

    Vertical

    Analog Input

    Number of channels

    PXIe-5160 (2 CH)

    Two (simultaneously sampled)

    PXIe-5160 (4 CH)

    Four (simultaneously sampled)

    Input type

    Referenced single-ended

    Connectors

    BNC

    Impedance and Coupling

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    Impedance and coupling are software-selectable on a per-channel basis.

    Table 1. Input Impedance
    Impedance Setting Typical Warranted
    50 Ω 50 Ω ± 1.50% 50 Ω ± 1.75%
    1 MΩ 1 MΩ ± 0.75% 1 MΩ ± 0.90%

    Input capacitance[1]

    15 pF ± 0.8 pF, nominal

    15 pF ± 2.5 pF, warranted

    Input coupling

    AC, DC

    Table 2. Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR), Nominal [2]
    Frequency VSWR
    DC ≤ f500 MHz 1.1:1

    Voltage Levels

    Table 3. 50 Ω Full-Scale (FS) Input Range and Vertical Offset Range
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) Vertical Offset Range (V)
    0.05 V ±0.5
    0.1 V ±0.5
    0.2 V ±0.5
    0.5 V ±0.5
    1 V ±0.5
    2 V ±1.5
    5 V 0
    Table 4. 1 MΩ FS Input Range and Vertical Offset Range
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) Vertical Offset Range (V)
    0.05 V ±0.5
    0.1 V ±0.5
    0.2 V ±0.5
    0.5 V ±0.5
    1 V ±0.5
    2 V ±5
    5 V ±5
    10 V ±5
    20 V ±30
    50 V ±15
    Maximum input overload[3]

    50 Ω

    |Peaks| ≤5 V, nominal

    1 MΩ

    |Peaks| ≤42 V, nominal

    Accuracy

    Resolution

    10 bits

    DC accuracy[4]

    ±[(2% × |Reading - Vertical Offset|) + (1.4% × |Vertical Offset|)+ (0.6% of FS) + 600 µV]

    DC drift[5]

    ±[(0.1% × |Reading - Vertical Offset|)+ (0.025% × |Vertical Offset|)+ (0.03% of FS)] per °C, nominal

    AC amplitude accuracy[4]

    ±0.5 dB at 50 kHz

    AC amplitude drift[5]

    ±0.01 dB per °C at 50 kHz, nominal

    Table 5. Crosstalk (CH to/from CH), Nominal [6]
    Input Impedance Input Frequency Crosstalk
    50 Ω DC ≤ f ≤ 100 MHz -60 dB
    100 MHz < f ≤ 500 MHz -45 dB
    1 MΩ[7] DC ≤ f ≤ 100 MHz -55 dB
    100 MHz < f ≤ 200 MHz -45 dB

    Bandwidth and Transient Response

    50 Ω bandwidth (-3 dB)[8]

    500 MHz, typical

    475 MHz, warranted[9]

    Table 6. 1 MΩ Bandwidth ( -3 dB) [12]
    Input Impedance Input Range (Vpk-pk) Nominal Warranted[11]
    1 MΩ[10] 0.05 V to 1 V 300 MHz
    2 V to 10 V 300 MHz 250 MHz
    20 V to 50 V 300 MHz

    Bandwidth-limiting filters

    20 MHz

    175 MHz

    Rise/fall time[13]

    50 Ω

    750 ps, typical

    1 MΩ[14]

    1.4 ns, typical

    AC-coupling cutoff (-3 dB)[15]

    50 Ω[16]

    170 kHz

    1 MΩ

    17 Hz

    Figure 1. PXIe-5160 Step Response, 50 Ω, 1 Vpk-pk Input Range, -0.25 V Programmable Offset, 500 ps Rising Edge, Nominal
    Figure 2. PXIe-5160 Step Response, 1 MΩ, 1 Vpk-pk Input Range, -0.25 V Programmable Offset, 500 ps Rising Edge, Nominal [17]
    Figure 3. PXIe-5160 50 Ω Frequency Response, 1 Vpk-pk, 2.5 GS/s, Nominal
    Figure 4. PXIe-5160 1 MΩ Frequency Response, 1 Vpk-pk, Nominal [18]
    Figure 5. PXIe-5160 Bandwidth-Limiting Filters Frequency Response, 1 Vpk-pk, Nominal

    Spectral Characteristics

    50 Ω Spectral Characteristics

    Table 7. Spurious-Free Dynamic Range (SFDR), Nominal [19]
    Input Frequency SFDR
    <10 MHz 56 dBc
    ≥10 MHz to ≤100 MHz 54 dBc
    Table 8. Effective Number of Bits (ENOB), Nominal [19]
    Input Frequency Input Range (Vpk-pk) ENOB
    <100 MHz 0.05 V 7.1
    0.1 V 7.4
    0.2 V to 5 V 7.6
    Figure 6. PXIe-5160 Single Tone Spectrum, 2.98 dBm Input Signal at Connector, 50 Ω, 1 Vpk-pk, 2.5 GS/s, 101 MHz Input Tone, Full Bandwidth, Nominal

    1 MΩ Spectral Characteristics[20]

    Table 9. SFDR, Nominal [21]
    Input Frequency Input Range (Vpk-pk) SFDR
    <10 MHz 0.05 V to 10 V 53 dBc
    20 V 50 dBc
    ≥10 MHz to ≤100 MHz 0.05 V to 0.5 V 53 dBc
    1 V to 5 V 48 dBc
    Table 10. ENOB, Nominal [21]
    Input Frequency Input Range (Vpk-pk) ENOB
    <10 MHz 0.05 V 6.8
    0.1 V 7.4
    0.2 V to 20 V 7.6
    ≤100 MHz 0.05 V 6.8
    0.1 V to 0.5 V 7.4
    1 V to 5 V 7.1

    Noise

    Table 11. RMS Noise [22]
    Input Impedance Input Range (Vpk-pk) Typical Warranted
    50 Ω 0.05 V 0.26% of FS 0.3% of FS
    0.1 V 0.16% of FS 0.19% of FS
    0.2 V to 5 V 0.14% of FS 0.17% of FS
    1 MΩ 0.05 V 0.26% of FS 0.3% of FS
    0.1 V 0.16% of FS 0.19% of FS
    0.2 V to 50 V 0.14% of FS 0.17% of FS

    Skew

    Channel-to-channel skew

    50 Ω to 50 Ω

    <25 ps, nominal

    1 MΩ to 1 MΩ

    <125 ps, nominal

    50 Ω to 1 MΩ

    <800 ps, nominal

    Horizontal

    Sample Clock

    Sources

    Internal

    Onboard clock (internal VCO)

    External

    Front panel SMB connector

    Onboard Clock

    Real-time sample rate range[23]

    One channel enabled

    76.299 kS/s to 2.5 GS/s

    Two channels enabled[24]

    76.299 kS/s to 2.5 GS/s

    Four channels enabled

    76.299 kS/s to 1.25 GS/s

    Random interleaved sampling (RIS) range[25]

    Up to 50 GS/s

    Sample clock jitter[26]

    250 fs RMS (12 kHz to 10 MHz), nominal

    Timebase frequency

    2.5 GHz

    Timebase accuracy[27]

    ±10 ppm, typical

    ±25 ppm, warranted

    Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Reference Clock

    Sources

    Internal

    Onboard 10 MHz reference

    External

    External 10 MHz (front panel CLK IN connector) or PXI_CLK10 (backplane connector)

    Duty cycle tolerance

    45% to 55%

    External Sample Clock (CLK IN, Front Panel Connector)

    Input voltage range, when configured as a Sample Clock

    -10 dBm through 16 dBm

    Maximum input overload, when configured as a Sample Clock

    18 dBm

    Impedance

    50 Ω

    Coupling

    AC

    Frequency range

    1.25 GHz to 2.5 GHz[28]

    External Reference Clock In (CLK IN, Front Panel Connector)

    Input voltage range, when configured as a Reference Clock

    200 mVpk-pk to 4 Vpk-pk

    Maximum input overload, when configured as a Reference Clock

    5 Vpk-pk with |Peaks| ≤10 V

    Impedance

    50 Ω

    Coupling

    AC

    Frequency range[29]

    10 MHz

    Reference Clock Out (CLK OUT, Front Panel Connector)

    Output impedance

    50 Ω

    Logic type

    3.3 V CMOS

    Maximum current drive

    ±10 mA

    Trigger

    Supported trigger

    Reference (Stop) Trigger

    Trigger types

    Edge

    Digital

    Immediate

    Hysteresis

    Software

    Trigger sources

    PXIe-5160 (2 CH)

    CH 0, CH 1, TRIG, PFI 0, PFI 1, PXI_TRIG <0..6>, and Software

    PXIe-5160 (4 CH)

    CH 0, CH 1, CH 2, CH 3, PFI 0, PFI 1, PXI_TRIG <0..6>, and Software

    Time-to-digital conversion circuit time resolution

    4 ps

    Dead time

    710 ns, nominal

    Holdoff

    6.4 ns to 27.4 s

    Trigger delay

    From 0 to 73,786,976 seconds (28 months), nominal

    Analog Trigger (Edge Trigger Type)

    Sources

    PXIe-5160 (2 CH)

    CH 0, CH 1, or TRIG[30]

    PXIe-5160 (4 CH)

    CH 0, CH 1, CH 2, or CH 3

    Trigger filters

    Low-frequency reject

    150 kHz, nominal

    High-frequency reject

    150 kHz, nominal

    Trigger sensitivity

    3% of FS at ≤10 MHz, nominal

    Trigger accuracy[31]

    6% of FS at ≤10 MHz, nominal

    Trigger jitter

    4.7 ps, typical

    External Trigger (TRIG, Front Panel Connector)

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    TRIG is valid only for the PXIe-5160 (2 CH) device.

    Connector

    BNC

    Impedance

    50 Ω or 1 MΩ

    Coupling

    AC or DC

    Input voltage range

    50 Ω

    ±2.5 V

    1 MΩ

    ±5 V

    Maximum input overload

    50 Ω

    |Peaks| ≤5 V, nominal

    1 MΩ

    |Peaks| ≤42 V, nominal

    Trigger sensitivity

    3% of FS at ≤10 MHz, nominal

    Trigger accuracy[32]

    6% of FS at ≤10 MHz, nominal

    Trigger jitter

    4.7 ps, typical

    Digital Trigger (Digital Trigger Type)

    Sources[33]

    Front panel SMB connector

    PFI <0..1>

    Backplane connector

    PXI_TRIG <0..6>

    Programmable Function Interface (PFI 0 and PFI 1, Front Panel Connectors)

    Connector

    SMB jack

    Direction

    Bidirectional

    As an Input (Trigger)

    Destinations

    Start Trigger (Acquisition Arm)

    Reference (Stop) Trigger

    Advance Trigger

    Input impedance

    10 kΩ

    VIH

    2.0 V

    VIL

    0.8 V

    Maximum input overload

    -0.5 V to 5.5 V

    Maximum frequency

    25 MHz

    As an Output (Event)

    Sources

    Ready for Start

    Start Trigger (Acquisition Arm)

    Ready for Reference

    Arm Reference Trigger

    Reference (Stop) Trigger

    End of Record

    Ready for Advance

    Advance Trigger

    Done (End of Acquisition)

    Probe Compensation[34]

    Output impedance

    50 Ω, nominal

    Logic type

    3.3 V CMOS

    Maximum current drive

    ±10 mA

    Maximum frequency

    25 MHz

    Waveform Specifications

    Onboard memory sizes[35]

    64 MB or 2 GB

    Minimum record length

    1 sample

    Number of pretrigger samples[36]

    Zero up to full record length

    Number of posttrigger samples[36]

    Zero up to full record length

    Maximum number of records in onboard memory[37]

    64 MB

    65,536

    2 GB

    100,000

    Allocated onboard memory per record

    [(Record length + 448 samples) × 2 bytes/sample], rounded up to an integer multiple of 128 bytes (minimum 512 bytes)

    Memory Sanitization

    For information about memory sanitization, refer to the letter of volatility for your device, which is available at ni.com/manuals.

    Calibration

    External Calibration

    External calibration calibrates the onboard references used in self-calibration and the external trigger levels. All calibration constants are stored in nonvolatile memory.

    Self-Calibration

    Self-calibration is done on software command. The calibration corrects for gain, offset, triggering, and timing errors for all input ranges.

    Calibration Specifications

    Interval for external calibration

    2 years

    Warm-up time

    15 minutes

    Software

    Driver Software

    Driver support for this device was first available in NI-SCOPE 4.1.

    NI-SCOPE is an IVI-compliant driver that allows you to configure, control, and calibrate the PXIe-5160. NI-SCOPE provides application programming interfaces for many development environments.

    Application Software

    NI-SCOPE provides programming interfaces, documentation, and examples for the following application development environments:

    • LabVIEW
    • LabWindows™/CVI™
    • Measurement Studio
    • Microsoft Visual C/C++
    • .NET (C# and VB.NET)

    Interactive Soft Front Panel and Configuration

    The NI-SCOPE Soft Front Panel (SFP) allows interactive control of the PXIe-5160.

    Interactive control of the PXIe-5160 was first available in NI-SCOPE SFP version 4.1. The NI-SCOPE SFP is included on the NI-SCOPE media.

    NI Measurement Automation Explorer (MAX) also provides interactive configuration and test tools for the PXIe-5160. MAX is included on the NI-SCOPE media.

    TClk Specifications

    You can use the NI TClk synchronization method and the NI-TClk driver to align the Sample clocks on any number of supported devices, in one or more chassis. For more information about TClk synchronization, refer to the NI-TClk Synchronization Help, which is located within the NI High-Speed Digitizers Help. For other configurations, including multichassis systems, contact NI Technical Support at ni.com/support.

    Intermodule SMC Synchronization Using NI-TClk for Identical Modules

    Synchronization specifications are valid under the following conditions:

    • All modules are installed in one PXI Express chassis.
    • The NI-TClk driver is used to align the Sample clocks of each module.
    • All parameters are set to identical values for each module.
    • Modules are synchronized without using an external Sample clock.
    • Self-calibration is completed.
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    Although you can use NI-TClk to synchronize non-identical SMC-based modules, these specifications apply only to synchronizing identical modules.

    Skew[38]

    100 ps, nominal

    Skew after manual adjustment

    ≤5 ps, nominal

    Sample clock delay/adjustment resolution

    20 fs

    Power

    +3.3 VDC

    2.2 A

    +12 VDC

    2.3 A

    Total power

    34.8 W

    Dimensions and Weight

    Dimensions

    3U, 1 slot, PXI Express gen 1 x4 Module, 21.4 × 2.0 × 13.1 cm (8.4 × 0.8 × 5.1 in)

    Weight

    430 g (15 oz.)

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    Caution  

    Clean the hardware with a soft, nonmetallic brush. Make sure that the hardware is completely dry and free from contaminants before returning it to service.

    Environment

    Maximum altitude

    2,000 m (800 mbar) (at 25 °C ambient temperature)

    Pollution Degree

    2

    Indoor use only.

    Operating Environment

    Ambient temperature range

    0 °C to 45 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-1 and IEC 60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 low temperature limit and MIL-PRF-28800F Class 4 high temperature limit.)

    Relative humidity range

    10% to 90%, noncondensing (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-56.)

    Storage Environment

    Ambient temperature range

    -40 °C to 71 °C (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-1 and IEC 60068-2-2. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 limits.)

    Relative humidity range

    5% to 95%, noncondensing (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-56.)

    Shock and Vibration

    Operating shock

    30 g peak, half-sine, 11 ms pulse (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-27. Meets MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 limits.)

    Random vibration

    Operating

    5 Hz to 500 Hz, 0.3 grms (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-64.)

    Nonoperating

    5 Hz to 500 Hz, 2.4 grms (Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-64. Test profile exceeds the requirements of MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 3.)

    Compliance and Certifications

    Safety

    This product is designed to meet the requirements of the following electrical equipment safety standards for measurement, control, and laboratory use:

    • IEC 61010-1, EN 61010-1
    • UL 61010-1, CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1
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    For UL and other safety certifications, refer to the product label or the Online Product Certification section.

    Electromagnetic Compatibility

    This product meets the requirements of the following EMC standards for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use:
    • EN 61326-1 (IEC 61326-1): Class A emissions; Basic immunity
    • EN 55011 (CISPR 11): Group 1, Class A emissions
    • EN 55022 (CISPR 22): Class A emissions
    • EN 55024 (CISPR 24): Immunity
    • AS/NZS CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A emissions
    • AS/NZS CISPR 22: Class A emissions
    • FCC 47 CFR Part 15B: Class A emissions
    • ICES-001: Class A emissions
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    In the United States (per FCC 47 CFR), Class A equipment is intended for use in commercial, light-industrial, and heavy-industrial locations. In Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (per CISPR 11), Class A equipment is intended for use only in heavy-industrial locations.

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    Group 1 equipment (per CISPR 11) is any industrial, scientific, or medical equipment that does not intentionally generate radio frequency energy for the treatment of material or inspection/analysis purposes.

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    For EMC declarations, certifications, and additional information, refer to the Online Product Certification section.

    CE Compliance

    This product meets the essential requirements of applicable European Directives, as follows:

    • 2014/35/EU; Low-Voltage Directive (safety)
    • 2014/30/EU; Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)

    Online Product Certification

    Refer to the product Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for additional regulatory compliance information. To obtain product certifications and the DoC for this product, visit ni.com/certification, search by model number or product line, and click the appropriate link in the Certification column.

    Environmental Management

    NI is committed to designing and manufacturing products in an environmentally responsible manner. NI recognizes that eliminating certain hazardous substances from our products is beneficial to the environment and to NI customers.

    For additional environmental information, refer to the Minimize Our Environmental Impact web page at ni.com/environment. This page contains the environmental regulations and directives with which NI complies, as well as other environmental information not included in this document.

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

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    EU Customers  

    At the end of the product life cycle, all NI products must be disposed of according to local laws and regulations. For more information about how to recycle NI products in your region, visit ni.com/environment/weee.

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    中国客户  

    National Instruments符合中国电子信息产品中限制使用某些有害物质指令(RoHS)。关于National Instruments中国RoHS合规性信息,请登录 ni.com/environment/rohs_china。(For information about China RoHS compliance, go to ni.com/environment/rohs_china.)

    • 1 1 MΩ input only.
    • 2 50 Ω input only.
    • 3 Signals exceeding the maximum input overload may cause damage to the device.
    • 4 Within ±3 °C of self-calibration temperature. This specification is typical for peak-to-peak input ranges of 0.05 V to 0.1 V and warranted for all other input ranges.
    • 5 Used to calculate errors when onboard temperature changes more than ±3 °C from the self-calibration temperature.
    • 6 Measured on one channel with test signal applied to another channel, with same range setting on both channels.
    • 7 Only valid on peak-to-peak input ranges of 0.05 V to 10 V.
    • 8 Normalized to 50 kHz.
    • 9 For ambient temperature ranges of 0 °C to 30 °C.
    • 10 Verified using a 50 Ω source and 50 Ω feed-through terminator.
    • 11 For ambient temperature ranges of 0 °C to 30 °C.
    • 12 Normalized to 50 kHz.
    • 13 50% FS input pulse.
    • 14 Verified using a 50 Ω source and 50 Ω feed-through terminator.
    • 15 Verified using a 50 Ω source.
    • 16 With AC coupling enabled, the DC resistance to ground is 20 kΩ.
    • 17 Verified using a 50 Ω source and 50 Ω feed-through terminator.
    • 18 Verified using a 50 Ω source and 50 Ω feed-through terminator.
    • 19 -1 dBFS input signal corrected to FS. Includes the second through the fifth harmonics. 7.2 kHz resolution bandwidth.
    • 20 Verified using a 50 Ω source and 50 Ω feed-through terminator.
    • 21 -1 dBFS input signal corrected to FS. Includes the second through the fifth harmonics. 7.2 kHz resolution bandwidth.
    • 22 Verified using a 50 Ω terminator connected to input.
    • 23 Divide by n decimation from 1.25 GS/s used for all rates less than 1.25 GS/s. For more information about the Sample Clock and decimation, refer to the NI High-Speed Digitizers Help.
    • 24 For the PXIe-5160 (4 CH), supported on channels 0 and 2. For the PXIe-5160 (2 CH), supported on channels 0 and 1.
    • 25 With one channel enabled, stepped in multiples of 2.5 GS/s. With two channels enabled, stepped in multiples of 2.5 GS/s. With four channels enabled, stepped in multiples of 1.25 GS/s.
    • 26 Includes the effects of the converter aperture uncertainty and the clock circuitry jitter. Excludes trigger jitter.
    • 27 When phase-locked to an external Reference Clock, the timebase accuracy is equal to the external Reference Clock accuracy. For example, when locked to the System Reference Clock of a PXI Express chassis, the module inherits the accuracy of the chassis System Reference Clock.
    • 28 To achieve the same real-time sample rate ranges as the onboard clock, a 2.5 GHz frequency is required.
    • 29 The PLL Reference Clock frequency must be accurate to ±25 ppm.
    • 30 For specifications on the TRIG input, refer to the External Trigger (TRIG, Front Panel Connector) section.
    • 31 When the impedance settings of the triggering input and the analog input channel are the same. For more information about functionality when using mixed impedances between input channels or external trigger, visit ni.com/kb and enter 5W8CFE8P.
    • 32 When the impedance settings of the triggering input and the analog input channel are the same. For more information about functionality when using mixed impedances between input channels or external trigger, visit ni.com/kb and enter 5W8CFE8P.
    • 33 Subsample trigger accuracy not supported on PFI 1 or PXI_TRIG<0..6>.
    • 34 1 kHz, 50% duty cycle square wave, PFI 1 only.
    • 35 Onboard memory is shared among all enabled channels.
    • 36 Single-record and multirecord acquisitions.
    • 37 You can exceed these numbers if you fetch records while acquiring data. For more information, refer to the NI High-Speed Digitizers Help.
    • 38 Caused by clock and analog path delay differences. No manual adjustment performed. Tested with a NI PXIe-1082 chassis with a maximum slot-to-slot skew of 100 ps.

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