Keysight Technologies' 32–Channel, High-Speed AXIe Digitizer Delivers Industries' Highest Density Modular Solution


New Module Ideal for High-Energy Advance Physics Requirements

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 04, 2015

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today introduced the M9709A 8-bit high-speed digitizer, providing 32 synchronous channels of 1 GS/s sampling in a single module. The M9709A, the industry's unrivaled high-density solution, is ideal for multichannel applications in advanced physics experiments such as hydrodynamics, plasma fusion (Tokamak/Stellarator), particle physics and microwave astronomy.

The M9709A is a single-slot AXIe module, with 32 channels at 1 GS/s sampling rate and can provide more than 500 MHz analog bandwidth. The digitizer also enables long acquisitions with its very large on-board memory of up to 16 GB.

To ensure high throughput, the digitizer provides a four-lane (x4) PCI Express Gen 2 backplane, enabling sustained data transfer rates of up to 1.2 GB/s. With four on-board Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs, the M9709A high-speed DAQ also optimizes measurement throughput and supports future customized implementations of high-performance data processing.

"This new AXIe digitizer dramatically simplifies the creation of very dense data acquisition systems that include a large number of high-speed synchronous channels with a large set of full-scale range to maximize the user dynamic range," said Pierre-François Maistre, R&D project manager, Keysight Software and Modular Solutions. "In advanced applications such as high-energy physics experiments, the M9709A provides excellent measurement fidelity from DC to 500 MHz analog bandwidth with up to 6.9 effective bits, 52 dBc spurious-free dynamic range and 44 dB signal-to-noise ratio, which unlock unique insight into your measurements.

The M9709A AXIe digitizer extends high-speed digitizers family and the Keysight's portfolio of AXIe based modular products. With an offer of several AXIe chassis (2- or 5-slot), the module provides a fully operational system of up to 96 channels depending on the chassis configuration.

U.S. Price and Availability

The M9709A 32-channel, 8-bit, up to 1 GS/s, digitizer is orderable now.

More information about product configuration and pricing is available at

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About Keysight High-Speed Digitizers

Keysight high-speed digitizers are the result of more than 300 years of cumulative research and development experience in analog-to-digital conversion technology. This ensures the ability to achieve the most effective and reliable analog-to-digital conversion at high-resolution and fast sampling rates. Information on the technology and its applications is available at
About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight's electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at

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