NI PXIe-5451 PXI Waveform Generator


Part number: PXIe-5451, 145 MHz, 2-Channel, PXI Waveform Generator
Brand: NI
Service: Professional
Warranty: One year
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Title: National Instruments PXIe-5451 PXI Waveform Generator: A Comprehensive Overview

Introduction: The National Instruments PXIe-5451 is a powerful 16-bit, 400 MS per second, dual-channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator designed to provide maximum flexibility and performance in signal generation. This article delves into its key features, specifications, and applications.

  1. Key Features and Part Numbers:
    • The PXIe-5451 is available in three variants with different onboard memory sizes: 781204-01 (128 MB), 781204-02 (512 MB), and 781204-03 (2 GB).
    • It features 2 output channels, a maximum bandwidth of 145 MHz, and a maximum update rate of 400 MS per second.
    • Ideal for testing devices with I/Q inputs and generating multiple wideband signals, it also functions as the baseband component of an RF Vector Signal Generator.
    • General applications include prototyping, validating, and testing semiconductor components, as well as communications, radar, and aerospace/defense systems.

NI PXIe-5451 PXI Waveform Generator

  1. Memory and Synchronization Features:
    • The module supports flexible and user-defined parameter segments in sequence lists.
    • Memory options include 512 MB and 2 GB.
    • Trigger modes include single, continuous, stepped, and burst modes.
    • The NI-FGEN driver software facilitates configuration, control, and calibration of the PXIe-5451.
  2. Integration and Synchronization:
    • The NI Synchronization and Memory Core (SMC) architecture enables integration with mixed-signal test systems.
    • Synchronization with vector signal analyzers/generators, high-speed digitizers, and other signal generators is supported.
    • Multiple arbitrary waveform generators can be synchronized for applications such as MIMO or beamforming antenna schemes.
  3. Operating Environment and Physical Characteristics:
    • The recommended operating temperature range is 0 °C to 55 °C.
    • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.6 x 5.1 in.
    • Weight: 19.4 oz.
  4. Calibration Options:
    • The PXIe-5451 is available to be calibrated.
    • Recommended calibration period varies, with options for annual or biennial calibration.
    • Apex Waves provides NIST-accredited calibrations through a 3rd party, with an average turnaround time of 1 to 2 weeks.
    • Basic (unaccredited) in-house calibration is available upon request.

NI PXIe-5451 PXI Waveform Generator

Frequently Asked Questions (PXIe-4499):

  1. Q: What type of input configuration does the PXIe-4499 have?
    • A: The input configuration for the PXIe-4499 is pseudodifferential.
  2. Q: How many DMA channels does the NI PXIe-4499 have?
    • A: The NI PXIe-4499 has 1 DMA channel.
  3. Q: What is the minimum pulse width for the PXIe-4499?
    • A: The minimum pulse width for the PXIe-4499 is 100 ns.
  4. Q: What is the specification for the Bus Interface for the NI PXIe-4499?
    • A: For the NI PXIe-4499, the specification for the Bus Interface is a 3.3 V differential signal environmen.