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PXI-5404 Specifications

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    Last Modified: May 31, 2018

    Conditions

    Specifications are valid under the following conditions unless otherwise noted:

    • Ambient temperature range of 0 °C to 50 °C
    • Output voltage amplitudes with a 50 Ω load
    • SINE out voltage amplitude of 2 Vpk-pk with a 50 Ω load
    • CLOCK out level of 5 V
    • External calibration performed between 18 °C and 28 °C

    Typical specifications were determined on a small sampling of PXI-5404 waveform generators.

    CH 0 Outputs

    Both CH 0 outputs generate the same frequency simultaneously.

    Number of outputs

    1 sine

    1 clock

    CH 0 SINE Out

    Connector type

    SMB male

    Frequency range

    9 kHz to 105 MHz

    Frequency resolution

    1.07 μHz

    Phase range

    to 359.978°

    Phase resolution

    16,384 steps including endpoints (~ 0.022°)

    Output impedance[1]

    50 Ω, nominal

    Output protection

    10 V RMS

    Sample rate

    300 MS/s

    Amplitude range

    Open load

    4 V pk-pk to 2 V pk-pk

    50 Ω load

    2 V pk-pk to 1 V pk-pk

    Amplitude resolution[2]

    2,048 steps including endpoints

    Amplitude accuracy (50 kHz)

    ±1%

    Amplitude passband flatness (relative to the amplitude at 50 kHz)[3]

    ±0.2 dB

    Vertical resolution (open load)

    4 V pk-pk

    12 bits

    2 V pk-pk

    11 bits

    Bandwidth (0.2 dB)[4]

    105 MHz

    Filter

    Analog, 7-pole elliptical

    Table 1. Signal to Noise and Distortion (SINAD) [5]
    Frequency SINAD (dB), Typical
    1 MHz +51
    10 MHz +48
    20 MHz +45
    50 MHz +42
    100 MHz +42
    Table 2. Spurious-Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) with Harmonics [5]
    Frequency SFDR with Harmonics (dBc), Typical
    1 MHz -55
    10 MHz -54
    20 MHz -49
    50 MHz -45
    100 MHz -53
    Table 3. Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) [6]
    Frequency THD (dB), Typical
    1 MHz -50
    10 MHz -47
    20 MHz -40
    50 MHz -35
    100 MHz -30

    Average noise density[7]

    0.126 μV RMS/√Hz

    -125 dBm/Hz

    CH 0 CLOCK Out

    Connector type

    SMB male

    Frequency range

    DC to 105 MHz

    Frequency resolution

    1.07 μHz

    Phase range

    to 359.978°

    Phase resolution

    16,384 steps including endpoints (~ 0.022°)

    Output impedance[8]

    50 Ω, nominal

    Output protection

    +8 V to -4 V

    Table 4. Output Current (Source or Sink)
    Voltage Level Current (mA), Typical
    5.0 V 120
    3.3 V 72
    1.8 V 48
    Table 5. Amplitude (Open Load)
    Voltage Level Amplitude (V)
    VOL VOH
    Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
    5.0 V -0.10 0.40 4.00 5.30
    3.3 V 2.60 3.70
    1.8 V 1.40 2.20
    Table 6. Amplitude ( 50 Ω Load) [9]
    Voltage Level Amplitude (V)
    VOL VOH
    Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
    5.0 V -0.10 0.20 2.00 2.65
    3.3 V 1.30 1.85
    1.8 V 0.70 1.10

    Rise/fall time (50 Ω load)

    4 ns

    Duty cycle range

    25% to 75%

    Duty cycle accuracy[10]

    30% to 70%

    ±2%, typical

    25% and 75%

    ±4%, typical

    PFI 0 I/O

    Connector type

    SMB male

    Direction

    Bidirectional

    Frequency range

    DC to 20 MHz

    Input signal

    Destinations

    PXI_Trig <0..7> (backplane connector)

    REF OUT (front panel connector)

    Start Trigger

    Input resistance

    1 kΩ ± 1%

    Input protection

    +8 V to -4 V

    VIH

    2.0 V

    VIL

    0.8 V

    Output signal

    Sources

    PXI_CLK10 (backplane connector)

    Sample Timebase Clock (60 MHz) divided by N (3 ≤ N ≤ 255)

    REF IN (front panel connector)

    PXI_Trig <0..7> (backplane connector)

    PXI Star Trigger (backplane connector)

    CH 0 CLOCK out (front panel connector)

    Software Trigger

    Start Trigger

    Output impedance[11]

    50 Ω ± 5%

    Output protection

    +6 V to -1 V

    Minimum VOH

    Open load

    4.0 V

    50 Ω load

    2.0 V

    Maximum VOL

    Open load

    0.4 V

    50 Ω load

    0.2 V

    Rise/fall time

    4 ns

    REF IN

    Connector type

    SMB male

    Frequency range

    Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Reference destination

    1 MHz to 20 MHz

    All other destinations (besides PLL Reference)

    200 kHz to 30 MHz

    Destinations

    PLL Reference

    REF OUT (front panel connector)

    PFI 0 (front panel connector)

    PXI_TRIG <0..7> (backplane connector)

    Input impedance

    1 kΩ ± 1%

    Input protection (sine or square wave)

    12 V pk-pk ± 5 V DC

    Amplitude (sine or square wave)

    300 mV pk-pk to 5 V pk-pk

    Input coupling

    AC

    REF OUT

    Connector type

    SMB male

    Frequency range

    DC to 20 MHz

    Sources

    PXI_CLK10 (backplane connector)

    Sample Timebase Clock (60 MHz) divided by N (3 ≤ N ≤ 255)

    REF IN (front panel connector)

    PXI_Trig <0..7> (backplane connector)

    PXI Star Trigger (backplane connector)

    CH 0 CLOCK out (front panel connector)

    PFI 0 (front panel connector)

    Software Trigger

    Start Trigger

    Output impedance[12]

    50 Ω ± 5%

    Output protection

    +6 V to -1 V

    VOH

    Open load

    4.0 V

    50 Ω load

    2.0 V

    VOL

    Open load

    0.4 V

    50 Ω load

    0.2 V

    Rise/fall time (50 Ω load)

    4 ns

    Start Trigger

    Sources

    PFI 0 (front panel connector)

    PXI_Trig<0..7> (backplane connector)

    PXI Star Trigger (backplane connector)

    Software

    Immediate (Does not wait for a trigger.)[13]

    Mode

    Continuous

    Trigger detection

    Edge (rising)

    Minimum pulse width

    10 ns

    Trigger to SINE output delay

    250 μs, typical

    Sample Clock

    Frequency

    300 MS/s

    Average phase noise density[14]

    -112 dBc/Hz

    Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Reference

    Sources

    PXI_CLK10 (backplane connector)

    REF IN (front panel connector)

    PXI_TRIG <0..7> (backplane connector)

    None (The PLL is not used.)[15]

    Frequency accuracy

    When using the PLL, the frequency accuracy of the PXI-5404 is solely dependent on the frequency accuracy of the PLL Reference source.

    Lock time

    200 ms, typical

    Frequencies

    3 MHz to 20 MHz in 1 MHz increments

    Frequency locking range

    ±50 ppm

    Duty cycle range

    30% to 70%

    Internal Clock

    Clock source

    The clock circuitry of the PXI-5404 can either be locked to a reference signal using the PLL or use an onboard frequency reference, specifically the Internal Clock.

    Frequency accuracy[16]

    ±25 ppm, maximum

    ±11 ppm, typical

    Frequency temperature coefficient

    ±0.4 ppm/°C

    External Calibration

    Calibration interval

    Specifications valid within one year of external calibration

    Warm-up time

    15 minutes

    Power[17]

    +3.3 V rail

    1 A

    +5 V rail

    550 mA

    +12 V rail

    180 mA

    -12 V rail

    50 mA

    Environment

    Operating temperature

    0 °C to 50 °C

    Storage temperature

    -20 ºC to 70 °C

    Physical

    Dimensions

    3U, one-slot, PXI/cPCI module

    21.6 cm × 2.0 cm × 13.0 cm (8.5 in. × 0.8 in. × 5.1 in.)

    Weight

    175 g (6.1 oz)

    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
    • AS/NZS CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A emissions
    • FCC 47 CFR Part 15B: Class A emissions
    • ICES-001: Class A emissions
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    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

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    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.

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    • 1 VSWR 2:1. Spans 9 kHz to 105 MHz.
    • 2 Steps are ~ 977 μV with an open load and ~ 489 μV with a 50 Ω load.
    • 3 9 kHz < f < 105 MHz. At 15 ºC to 50 ºC.
    • 4 At 15 ºC to 50 ºC.
    • 5 Amplitude set to 1.8 Vpk-pk (~ -1 dBFS). Spans 9 kHz to 150 MHz.
    • 6 Amplitude set to 1.8 Vpk-pk (~ -1 dBFS). Includes the 2nd through the 6th harmonics.
    • 7 Integrated from 9 kHz to 150 MHz.
    • 8 VSWR 1.7:1. Spans DC to 105 MHz.
    • 9 If the CH 0 CLOCK out signal is terminated into a 50 Ω load, the voltage levels are divided by two.
    • 10 Spans 1.07 μHz to 60 MHz. SINE out at maximum amplitude.
    • 11 Spans DC to 20 MHz.
    • 12 Spans DC to 20 MHz.
    • 13 The default is Immediate.
    • 14 SINE out set to 10 MHz. Offset of 10 kHz ± 500 Hz. PLL Reference set to REF IN.
    • 15 The default is None. Refer to Internal Clock for more information.
    • 16 At 18 °C to 28 °C.
    • 17 With SINE out, CLOCK out, and REF OUT generating maximum amplitude waveforms into 50 Ω loads.

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