Life Sciences Data Acquisition

A Nuvation client in the medical technology industry required a 14-channel data acquisition system for a life sciences instrument. The design required special considerations to keep the system noise very low.


Design Features:

  • Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA with BPI Flash for configuration
  • CFAST and SLIM SATA solid state storage drives
  • 14 channels of 14-bit, 25MSPS Analog to Digital conversion
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 2xPCIe (2.5Gbps), 7xUSB, SATA (3.0Gbps), CFAST (3.0Gbps), VGA, and LVDS video interfaces
  • COM Express Single Board Computer (SBC)
  • 6 DC/DC converters and 26 linear regulators
  • Programmable power supply sequencing engine