TPCE Streaming Capabilities

TPCE Data Acquisition Streaming Card

TPCE data acquisition boards provide fast streaming capabilities due the high speed PCI Express interface. Streaming means that all measurement data gets recorded directly to the hard disk.

The maximum sampling rate depends on how many channels are active during the measurement. If the active channels are distributed over several boards, higher sampling rates are possible as the get read out in parallel.

Maximum sampling rates

The following table gives an overview over the maximum possible sampling rates with two TPCE boards installed. Other configurations with more boards are possible on request.

Board Nr. Input Nr. 120 MS/s 80 MS/s 60 MS/s 40 MS/s
1 1 active active active active
2 - active active active
3 - - active active
4 - - - active
2 1 active active active active
2 - active active active
3 - - - active
4 - - - active
Max. Number of Channels active2 4 5 8
Data Throughput to the disk480 MB/s 640 MB/s 600 MB/s 640 MB/s

Recommended Computer Configuration:

  • Intel i7-3820 3.6 GHz CPU
  • Intel X79 chipset or newer
  • 2x SSD hard drive with write performance > 500 MB/s on SATA3 interface, RAID 0
  • Windows 7 64 Bit