wiki:ARRA_Equipment

Approved budget:

 3 Computer Workstations for Electronics design    21000    21000
 Agilent N8242A Arbitrary Waveform Generator       32000    32000
 Tektronix DPO7254 Oscilloscope                    28000    28000 

Waveform Generator

  • Agilent 81160A Pulse Function Arbitrary Noise Generator
    • 330MHz pulse, 500MHz sine; 2.5GSPS 14 bit AWG output 256k samples
    • $20k 2ch (Newark) Ship 5/15/11
  • Agilent 81150A Pulse Function Arbitrary Noise Generator
    • 240MHz BW 2GSPS 14 bit AWG output; 512k samples per ch
    • +/-5V (50 ohms) full BW; 10V pp 50MHz BW
    • 1-ch $9.2k 2-ch $13.5k
  • Agilent N8241A
    • 15 bit 1.25GS/625MS AWG
    • $37.2k (w/o discount)
    • LXI box (no control panel)
  • Tek AFG3252 (i.e.)
    • 240MHz, 250MSPS to 128k, 2GSPS to 16k
    • 4V p/p output
    • $9.4k (2ch); $6.9k (1ch)

Oscilloscope

  • LeCroy? 740Zi – 4GHz 4ch 20GSPS – $50k
  • LeCroy? 725Zi – 2.5GHz 4ch 20GSPS – $30k
  • LeCroy? 804Zi – 4 GHz, 40 GS/s, 4 Ch, 10 Mpts/Ch? – $65.5k
  • LeCroy? 7300A – 4 Ch 3 GHz DSO; 10 GS/s; – $35k
  • Tek DPO7254 – 2.5 GHz; 40/20/10 GS/s; 40/20/10 M – $30k (base)

Computers

Xilinx recommends 64-bit systems for large devices due to memory capacity. Modelsim is only supported on Windows. See  Xilinx page recommended memory. XC6LXT240T for example requires 6.5GB.

Desktop machines for everyday use

  • Dell Vostro 420 - max 4GB memory, maybe not a good choice
  • Dell Vostro 430 - Priced out at $2k with 4G 500G 20" digital monitor

Workstations for PCB layout and Xilinx

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