Computer based test equipment

Typical portable test and measurement computer

Portable computers with expansion slots offer a high performance solution to custom or low run-rate test and measurement applications.  Computer based test equipment can be ready fast, and offer performance in excess of tradition equipment from test & measurement vendors.

lunchbox PC for Test & Measurement applications

Portable PC’s are now available with massive processing power thanks to server-grade technology.  Dual Xeon processors, enormous RAM capacity (up to 1TB or more of RAM) and massive SSD drives that are impervious shock and vibration have made the modern rugged portable a reliable and powerful machine.

lunchbox PC for Test & Measurement applications

Portable computers are available with mil-spec environmental chassis.  AC and DC power supplies are available, and flight certified chassis can be produced.

Ship board test equipment computer

Portable customizable test equipment.

Modern transportable computers offer flexibility and performance.

Users or program managers can configure a test set according to evolving test requirements.  Application specific expansions cards are available from a myriad of suppliers and can be combined to create specialist test sets for any application.


Multi-slot portable computers with massive expansion..

Application specific cards

Test equipment cards

No longer are plug in cards only for low frequency applications.  Recent advances in plug in cards mean that computer based oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and signal generators are all now possible.

– PCIe computer add-in cards for test & measurement

Oscilloscope card for computer based test equipment solution

  • 2 GS/s Digitization on one channel
  • Simultaneous 1 GS/s Sampling on 2 channels
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8
  • Features Multiple Record including capture of Pre-trigger data
  • Up to 1 GHz Bandwidth
  • 2GS base memory with optional upgrade to 32GS
  • 45 dB Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Variable Gain Input Amplifier

– Oscilloscope – Acquituk

Plug in spectrum analyzer card for portable test equipment computer

  • Up to 5GS / sec
  • Up to 4 channels
  • Up to 1.5GHz Bandwidth
  • 4GS on board memory
  • Average option
  • Peak detect option


– Spectrum analyzer from TTMS

High speeed signal generator card for computer based test equipment

  • 4 AC-Coupled or DC-Coupled DAC Channel Outputs
  • 14-bit, 1.2 GSPS for 2 Channels or
    600 MSPS for 4 Channels
  • 8-bit, 1.2 GSPS for 4 Channels
  • 1 Gigabyte DDR2 RAM
  • Up to 900 MB/s (sustained) via 8-lane PCI Express Bus
  • Based on Analog Devices AD9736 DAC
  • Output Ranges from 400mV to 1470mV
  • Bandwidth up to 400 MHz (AC-Coupled) or
    590 MHz (DC-Coupled)


– signal generator – Signatec

Telemetry receiver card for rugged portable

Single, Dual, or Tri-Band Single Slot ISA Receiver with FM Demodulation

 AM, Controlled AGC, and Linear AGC Outputs

 Supports data rates up to 20 Mbps

 8 dB Noise Figure (maximum); 6dB (typical)

 70 MHz IF Outputs: Linear and AGC controlled

 20 MHz Reference I/O for use with LS-33-P Series Diversity Combiners

 Spectral and Eye Pattern Display Option

– Telemetry receiver by Lumi-star

PCIe ARB for lunchbox computer solution

625MS/s 16bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator Cards 
PCIe x8 bus supports streaming > 1.5GB/s

The AWG’s are fully programmable and work with Spectrum’s own SBench 6 control software as well as third party software tools such as LabVIEW, LabWindows and MATLAB..

– Arbitrary waveform generator – Spectrum

DMM plug in card

  • Up to 1,000 readings/second
  • DC & AC volts & current, 2-wire, and 4-wire resistance
  • Capacitance and frequency measurements
  • Fully programmable with Visual Basic®, C++®, LabView 

Keysight digital multimeter

– DMM –  Keysight


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