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PXIe-5163 Specifications

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    Last Modified: March 12, 2019

    Definitions

    Warranted specifications describe the performance of a model under stated operating conditions and are covered by the model warranty. Warranted specifications account for measurement uncertainties, temperature drift, and aging. Warranted specifications are ensured by design or verified during production and calibration.

    Characteristics 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.
    • Measured specifications describe the measured performance of a representative model.

    Specifications are Nominal unless otherwise noted.

    Conditions

    Specifications are valid under the following conditions unless otherwise noted.

    • All vertical ranges, bandwidths, and bandwidth-limiting filters
    • Sample rate set to 1 GS/s
    • Onboard sample clock locked to onboard reference clock
    • 15-minute warm-up time at ambient temperature

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

    • Ambient temperature range of 0 °C to 50 °C
    • Calibration cycle maintained
    • Chassis configured:[1]
      • PXI Express chassis fan speed set to HIGH
      • Foam fan filters removed if present
      • Empty slots contain PXI chassis slot blockers and filler panels
    • External calibration performed at 23 °C ± 3 °C
    • Within ±5 °C of temperature at last self-calibration as reported by onboard temperature sensor

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

    • Ambient temperature range of 0 °C to 50 °C

    Vertical

    Analog Input

    Number of channels

    Two (simultaneously sampled)

    Input type

    Referenced single-ended

    Connectors

    BNC, ground referenced

    Impedance and Coupling

    Input impedance

    50 Ω ±1.25%, typical

    1 MΩ ±0.5%, typical

    Input capacitance (1 MΩ)

    20.2 pF ±2.5 pF, typical

    Input coupling

    AC

    DC

    Figure 1. 50 Ω Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR)
    Figure 2. 50 Ω Input Return Loss

    Voltage Levels

    50 Ω FS input range (Vpk-pk)

    0.25 V

    0.5 V

    1 V

    2.5 V

    5 V

    Table 1. 1 MΩ FS Input Range and Vertical Offset Range
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) Vertical Offset Range[2] (V)
    0.25 V ±5
    0.5 V ±5
    1 V ±5
    2.5 V ±10 or ±248.75
    5 V ±10 or ±247.5
    10 V ±10 or ±245
    25 V ±50 or ±237.5
    50 V ±50 or ±225
    100 V ±50 or ±200
    Maximum input overload

    50 Ω

    |Peaks| ≤5 V

    1 MΩ[3]

    250 V RMS

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    Notice  

    Signals exceeding the maximum input overload may cause damage to the device.

    Accuracy

    Resolution

    14 bits

    DC accuracy[4], [5]

    50 Ω

    ±[(0.5% × |Reading|) + (0.2% of FS)], warranted

    1 MΩ

    ±[(0.65% × |Reading - Vertical Offset|) + (0.4% × |Vertical Offset|) + (0.2% of FS) + 0.15 mV], warranted

    DC drift[6]

    ±0.0013 dB per °C at 50 kHz

    AC amplitude accuracy[4]

    ±0.225 dB at 50 kHz, warranted

    Crosstalk[7]

    Table 2. 50 Ω Crosstalk
    Frequency Level
    1 MHz -100 dB
    10 MHz -100 dB
    100 MHz -85 dB
    200 MHz -75 dB
    Table 3. 1 MΩ Crosstalk
    Frequency Level
    0.25 V to 10 V (Vpk-pk) 25 V to 100 V (Vpk-pk)
    1 MHz -85 dB -70 dB
    10 MHz -85 dB -70 dB
    100 MHz -75 dB -55 dB
    200 MHz -70 dB -50 dB

    Bandwidth and Transient Response

    Bandwidth (-3 dB)[8], [9]

    200 MHz, warranted

    Bandwidth-limiting filters[8], [9]

    Lowpass filters

    20 MHz

    30 MHz

    150 MHz

    Highpass filters

    90 Hz

    450 Hz

    Passband amplitude flatness[8], [9]

    ±0.7 dB at <150 MHz

    AC-coupling cutoff (-3 dB)

    50 Ω[10]

    40 kHz

    1 MΩ[9]

    7.5 Hz

    Rise/fall time[11]

    2 ns

    Figure 3. 50 Ω Full Bandwidth Frequency Response, 1 Vpk-pk, Measured
    Figure 4. 50 Ω Full Bandwidth Frequency Response Zoomed, 1 Vpk-pk, Measured
    Figure 5. 50 Ω 150 MHz Bandwidth Frequency Response, 1 Vpk-pk, Measured
    Figure 6. 1 MΩ Full Bandwidth Frequency Response, 1 Vpk-pk, Measured
    Figure 7. 1 MΩ Full Bandwidth Frequency Response Zoomed, 1 Vpk-pk, Measured
    Figure 8. 1 MΩ 150 MHz Bandwidth Frequency Response, 1 Vpk-pk, Measured

    Spectral Characteristics

    50 Ω Spectral Characteristics[12]

    Table 4. Spurious-Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) [13]
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) <100 MHz, Full Bandwidth (dBc)
    0.25 V -70
    0.5 V -73
    1 V -73
    2.5 V -73
    5 V -70
    Table 5. Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) [14]
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) <50 MHz, Full Bandwidth (dBc) ≥50 MHz to ≤100 MHz, Full Bandwidth (dBc)
    0.25 V -73 -69
    0.5 V -73 -72
    1 V -72 -70
    2.5 V -72 -68
    5 V -72 -69
    Table 6. Effective Number of Bits (ENOB) [13]
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) <100 MHz, Full Bandwidth <100 MHz, 150 MHz Filter
    0.25 V 10.5 10.7
    0.5 V 10.7 10.9
    1 V 10.7 11.0
    2.5 V 10.9 11.1
    5 V 10.8 11.0
    Figure 9. 50 Ω Single-Tone Spectrum, 1 Vpk-pk Input Range, 150 MHz Filter, 9.9 MHz Input Tone at -1 dBFS, Measured
    Figure 10. 50 Ω Single-Tone Spectrum, 1 Vpk-pk Input Range, Full Bandwidth, 9.9 MHz Input Tone at -1 dBFS, Measured
    Figure 11. 50 Ω Single-Tone Spectrum, 1 Vpk-pk Input Range, Full Bandwidth, 99.9 MHz Input Tone at -1 dBFS, Measured

    1 MΩ Spectral Characteristics[12], [15]

    Table 7. Spurious-Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) [13]
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) <100 MHz, Full Bandwidth (dBc)
    0.25 V -61
    0.5 V -56
    1 V -49
    2.5 V -58
    5 V -52
    Table 8. Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) [14]
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) <50 MHz, Full Bandwidth (dBc) ≥50 MHz to ≤100 MHz, Full Bandwidth (dBc)
    0.25 V -72 -62
    0.5 V -67 -56
    1 V -60 -50
    2.5 V -69 -58
    5 V -63 -53
    Table 9. Effective Number of Bits (ENOB) [13]
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) <100 MHz, Full Bandwidth <100 MHz, 150 MHz Filter
    0.25 V 10.5 10.7
    0.5 V 10.7 10.9
    1 V 10.7 11.0
    2.5 V 10.9 11.1
    5 V 10.8 11.0
    Figure 12. 1 MΩ Single-Tone Spectrum, 1 Vpk-pk Input Range, 150 MHz Filter, 9.9 MHz Input Tone at -1 dBFS, Measured
    Figure 13. 1 MΩ Single-Tone Spectrum, 1 Vpk-pk Input Range, Full Bandwidth, 9.9 MHz Input Tone at -1 dBFS, Measured

    Noise[16]

    50 Ω RMS Noise
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) RMS Noise (% of FS)
    Full Bandwidth, Warranted 150 MHz Filter, Typical
    0.25 V 0.045 0.018
    0.5 V 0.040 0.018
    1 V 0.035 0.017
    2.5 V 0.030 0.017
    5 V 0.030 0.014
    Figure 14. 50 Ω Channel 0 Average Noise Density, 1 Vpk-pk Range, Measured
    Figure 15. 50 Ω Channel 0 Average Noise Density, 0.25 Vpk-pk Range, Measured
    1 MΩ RMS Noise
    Input Range (Vpk-pk) RMS Noise (% of FS)
    Full Bandwidth, Warranted 150 MHz Filter, Typical
    0.25 V 0.110 0.070
    0.5 V 0.060 0.050
    1 V 0.050 0.030
    2.5 V 0.100 0.055
    5 V 0.060 0.045
    10 V 0.050 0.030
    25 V 0.080 0.050
    50 V 0.060 0.040
    100 V 0.050 0.030

    Horizontal

    Sample Clock

    Sources

    Internal

    Onboard clock (internal VCTCXO)

    External

    CLK IN (front panel SMB connector)

    PXIe-DSTAR_A (backplane connector)

    Sample rate range, real-time[17]

    15.259 kS/s to 1 GS/s

    Timebase frequency

    1.0 GHz

    Timebase accuracy

    Phase-locked to onboard clock

    ±5 ppm, warranted

    Phase-locked to external clock

    Equal to the external clock accuracy

    Sample clock jitter[18]

    500 fs RMS

    Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Reference Clock

    Sources

    Internal

    Onboard clock (internal VCTCXO)

    PXI_CLK10 (backplane connector)

    External (10 MHz)

    CLK IN (front panel SMB connector)

    AUX 0 CLK IN (front panel MHDMR connector)

    Duty cycle tolerance

    45% to 55%, typical

    External Sample Clock

    Source

    CLK IN (front panel SMB connector)

    Impedance

    50 Ω

    Coupling

    AC

    Frequency

    1.0 GHz

    Input voltage range, when configured as a sample clock

    632 mVpk-pk to 5 Vpk-pk (0 dBm to 18 dBm), typical

    Maximum input overload, when configured as a sample clock

    6 Vpk-pk

    Duty cycle tolerance

    45% to 55%, typical

    External Reference Clock In

    Sources

    CLK IN (front panel SMB connector)

    AUX 0 CLK IN (front panel MHDMR connector)

    Impedance

    50 Ω

    Coupling

    AC

    Frequency[19]

    10 MHz

    Input voltage range, when configured as a reference clock

    623 mVpk-pk to 5 Vpk-pk (0 dBm to 18 dBm), typical

    Maximum input overload, when configured as a reference clock

    6 Vpk-pk

    Reference Clock Out

    Source

    PXI_CLK10 (backplane connector)

    Destination

    AUX 0 CLK OUT (front panel MHDMR connector)

    Output impedance

    50 Ω

    Logic type

    3.3 V CMOS

    Maximum current drive

    ±12 mA

    Trigger

    Supported triggers

    Reference (stop) trigger

    Reference (arm) trigger

    Start trigger

    Advance trigger

    Trigger types

    Edge

    Window

    Hysteresis

    Digital

    Immediate

    Software

    Trigger sources

    CH 0

    CH 1

    SMB PFI 0

    AUX 0 PFI <0..7>

    PXI_Trig <0..6>

    Software

    Trigger delay

    from 0 ns to 2.25 × 1015 ns ((251 - 1) × Sample clock period ns)

    Dead time

    496 ns

    Hold off

    From dead time to 1.84 × 1019 ns ((264 - 1) × Sample clock period ns)

    Analog Trigger

    Sources

    CH 0

    CH 1

    Time resolution

    Interpolator enabled

    Sample clock period / 1024 = 0.977 ps

    Interpolator disabled

    Sample clock period (1 ns)

    Trigger filters

    Low Frequency (LF) Reject

    100 kHz

    High Frequency (HF) Reject

    100 kHz

    Trigger accuracy[20]

    0.5% of FS

    Trigger jitter[20]

    15 ps RMS

    Minimum threshold duration[21]

    Sample clock period

    Digital Trigger

    Sources

    PFI 0 (front panel SMB connector)

    AUX 0 PFI <0..7> (front panel MHDMR connector)

    PXI_Trig <0..6> (backplane connector)

    Time resolution

    8 ns

    Programmable Function Interface

    Connectors

    AUX 0 PFI <0..7> (front panel MHDMR connector)

    PFI 0 (front panel SMB connector)

    Direction

    Bidirectional per channel

    As an input (trigger)

    Destination

    Start trigger (acquisition arm)

    Reference (stop) trigger

    Arm reference trigger

    Advance trigger

    Input impedance

    49.9 kΩ

    VIH

    2 V, typical

    VIL

    0.8 V, typical

    Recommended input range

    3.3 V

    Maximum input overload

    0 to 3.3 V (5 V tolerant)

    Maximum frequency

    50 MHz

    Minimum pulse width

    10 ns

    As an output (event)

    Sources

    Ready for Start

    Start trigger (acquisition arm)

    Ready for Reference

    Reference (stop) trigger

    End of Record

    Ready for Advance

    Advance trigger

    Done (end of acquisition)

    Probe compensation[22]

    Output impedance

    50 Ω

    Logic type

    3.3 V CMOS

    Maximum current drive

    12 mA

    Maximum frequency

    50 MHz

    Minimum pulse width

    10 ns

    AUX 0 Connector Specifications

    Connector

    MHDMR

    Voltage output

    3.3 V ±10%

    Maximum current drive on +3.3 V

    200 mA

    Output impedance on +3.3 V

    <1 Ω

    Waveform Specifications

    Onboard memory size[23]

    512 MB

    Minimum record length

    1 sample

    Number of pretrigger samples

    Zero up to (Record Length - 1)

    Number of posttrigger samples

    Zero up to Record Length

    Maximum number of records in onboard memory[24]

    1,398,101 for 512 MB

    Table 10. Examples of Allocated Onboard Memory Per Record ( 512 MB Onboard Memory)
    Channels Bytes per Sample Max Records per Channel Record Length Allocated Onboard Memory per Record
    1 2 1,398,101 1 384
    1 2 223,696 1,000 2,400
    1 2 26,379 10,000 20,352
    1 2 1 268,435,265 536,870,912
    2 2 1,398,101 1 384
    2 2 121,574 1,000 4,416
    2 2 13,283 10,000 33,216
    2 2 1 134,217,633 536,870,912

    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 yields the following benefits:

    • Corrects for gain and offset errors of the onboard references used in self-calibration.
    • Adjusts timebase accuracy.
    • Compensates the 1 MΩ ranges.
    • Corrects the frequency response for all ranges.

    All calibration constants are stored in nonvolatile memory.

    Self-Calibration

    Self-calibration is done on software command. The calibration corrects for the following aspects:

    • Gain
    • Offset
    • Interleaving spurs
    • Intermodule synchronization errors

    Refer to the NI High-Speed Digitizers Help for information about when to self-calibrate the device.

    Calibration Specifications

    Interval for external calibration

    2 years

    Warm-up time[25]

    15 minutes

    Software

    Driver Software

    Driver support for this device was first available in NI-SCOPE 18.7.

    NI-SCOPE is an IVI-compliant driver that allows you to configure, control, and calibrate the PXIe-5163. 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

    When you install NI-SCOPE on a 64-bit system, you can use InstrumentStudio to monitor, control, and record measurements from the PXIe-5163.

    InstrumentStudio is an application that allows you to perform interactive measurements on several different NI device types in a single application.

    Interactive control of the PXIe-5163 was first available via InstrumentStudio in NI-SCOPE 18.7. InstrumentStudio is included on the NI-SCOPE media.

    NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) also provides interactive configuration and test tools for the PXIe-5163. MAX is included on the driver media.

    Synchronization

    Channel-to-channel skew, between the channels of a PXIe-5163

    50 Ω

    <100 ps

    1 MΩ

    <150 ps

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    Note  

    The channels of a PXIe-5163 are automatically synchronized when they are in the same NI-SCOPE session.

    Synchronization with the NI-TClk API[26]

    NI-TClk is an API that enables system synchronization of supported PXI modules in one or more PXI chassis, which you can use with the PXIe-5163 and NI-SCOPE.

    NI-TClk uses a shared Reference Clock and triggers to align the Sample Clocks of PXI modules and synchronize the distribution and reception of triggers. These signals are routed through the PXI chassis backplane without external cable connections between PXI modules in the same chassis.

    Module-to-module skew, between PXIe-5163 modules using NI-TClk[27]
    NI-TClk synchronization without manual adjustment[28]

    Skew, peak-to-peak[29]

    300 ps, typical

    NI-TClk synchronization with manual adjustment[28]

    Skew, average

    ≤10 ps

    Sample Clock delay/adjustment resolution

    3.5 ps

    Power Requirements

    Current draw

    +3.3 V DC

    1.97 A

    +12 V DC

    1.63 A

    Power draw

    +3.3 V DC

    6.5 W

    +12 V DC

    19.5 W

    Total

    26 W

    Physical

    Dimensions

    3U, one-slot, PXI Express Gen 2 x8 module

    21.26 cm × 12.88 cm × 2.0 cm

    (8.37 in. × 5.07 in. × 0.787 in.)

    Weight

    460 g (16.2 oz)

    Bus Interface

    Form factor

    PXI Express (x8 Gen 2)

    Slot compatibility

    PXI Express or hybrid

    Environmental Characteristics

    Temperature and Humidity

    Temperature

    Operating

    0 °C to 50 °C

    Storage

    -40 °C to 71 °C

    Humidity

    Operating

    10% to 90%, noncondensing

    Storage

    5% to 95%, noncondensing

    Pollution Degree

    2

    Maximum altitude

    4,600 m (570 mbar) (at 25 °C ambient temperature)

    Shock and Vibration

    Random vibration

    Operating

    5 Hz to 500 Hz, 0.3 g RMS

    Non-operating

    5 Hz to 500 Hz, 2.4 g RMS

    Operating shock

    30 g, half-sine, 11 ms pulse

    Product Certifications and Declarations

    Refer to the product Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for additional regulatory compliance information. To obtain product certifications and the DoC for NI products, visit ni.com/product-certifications, search by model number, and click the appropriate link.

    • 1 For more information about cooling, refer to the Maintain Forced-Air Cooling Note to Users available at ni.com/manuals.
    • 2 For input ranges between 2.5 Vpk-pk and 100 Vpk-pk, two offset ranges are possible. The driver software automatically picks the offset range that provides the highest resolution and accuracy.
    • 3 Derate above 500 kHz at 20 dB/dec until 5 MHz, then derate at 10 dB/dec.
    • 4 Within ±5 °C of self-calibration temperature.
    • 5 Applies after averaging data for 8.5 ms.
    • 6 Used to calculate errors when onboard temperature changes more than ±3 °C from the self-calibration temperature.
    • 7 Crosstalk is measured on one channel with a test signal applied to the other channel and the same range setting on both channels.
    • 8 Normalized to 50 kHz.
    • 9 For 1 MΩ mode, verified using a 50 Ω source and 50 Ω feed-through terminator.
    • 10 Verified using a 50 Ω source.
    • 11 50% FS input pulse.
    • 12 Excludes ADC interleaving spurs.
    • 13 -1 dBFS input signal corrected to FS. 1 kHz resolution bandwidth.
    • 14 1 dBFS input signal corrected to FS. Includes the second through the fifth harmonics.
    • 15 Verified using a 50 Ω source and 50 Ω feed-through terminator.
    • 16 Verified with 50 Ω terminator connected directly to BNC input.
    • 17 Divide by n decimation from 1.0 GS/s used for all rates less than 1.0 GS/s. For more information about the sample clock and decimation, refer to the NI High-Speed Digitizers Help.
    • 18 Integrated from 100 Hz to 10 MHz. Includes the effects of the converter aperture uncertainty and the clock circuitry jitter. Excludes trigger jitter.
    • 19 The PLL reference clock must be accurate to ±25 ppm.
    • 20 Analog triggers. For input frequencies less than 150 MHz.
    • 21 Data must exceed each corresponding trigger threshold for at least the minimum duration to ensure analog triggering.
    • 22 1 kHz, 50% duty cycle square wave, SMB PFI 0 only.
    • 23 Onboard memory is shared among all enabled channels.
    • 24 You can exceed these numbers if you fetch records while acquiring data. For more information, refer to the NI High-Speed Digitizers Help.
    • 25 Warm-up begins after the chassis and controller or PC is powered and NI-SCOPE is loaded and recognizes the PXIe-5163.
    • 26 NI-TClk installs with NI-SCOPE.
    • 27 Specifications are valid under the following conditions:
      • All modules installed in the same PXI Express chassis
      • NI-TClk used to align the sample clocks of each module
      • Modules synchronized without using an external sample clock
      • All parameters set to identical values for each module
      • Self-calibration completed
    • 28 Manual adjustment is the process of minimizing synchronization jitter and skew by adjusting Trigger Clock (TClk) signals using the instrument driver.
    • 29 Skew is the misalignment between module timing across slots of a chassis and is caused by clock and analog path delay differences.

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