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NI 5421 Specifications
NI PXI/PCI-5421 16-Bit 100 MS/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Unless otherwise noted, the following conditions were used for each
specification:
Analog Filter enabled.
Interpolation set to maximum allowed factor for a given sample rate.
Signals terminated with 50 .
Direct Path set to 1 V
pk-pk
, Low-Gain Amplifier Path set to 2 V
pk-pk
,
and High-Gain Amplifier Path set to 12 V
pk-pk
.
Sample clock set to 100 MS/s.
Typical values are representative of an average unit operating at room
temperature. Specifications are subject to change without notice. For the
most recent NI 5421 specifications, visit
ni.com/manuals.
To access all the NI 5421 documentation, including the NI Signal
Generators Getting Started Guide, which contains functional descriptions
of the NI 5421 signals, navigate to Start»Programs»National
Instruments»NI-FGEN»Documentation.
Hot Surface If the NI 5421 has been in use, it may exceed safe handling temperatures and
cause burns. Allow the NI 5421 to cool before removing it from the chassis.
Contents
CH 0 ........................................................................................................ 2
Sample Clock .......................................................................................... 14
Onboard Clock ........................................................................................ 17
Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Reference Clock .......................................... 18
CLK IN ................................................................................................... 19
PFI 0 and PFI 1 ....................................................................................... 20
DIGITAL DATA & CONTROL (DDC) ................................................ 22
Start Trigger ............................................................................................ 24
Markers ................................................................................................... 26
Waveform and Instruction Memory Utilization...................................... 27
Calibration............................................................................................... 29
Power ...................................................................................................... 29
Software .................................................................................................. 30
Environment............................................................................................ 31
Safety, Electromagnetic Compatibility, and CE Compliance................. 33
Physical ................................................................................................... 34
Where to Go for Support......................................................................... 36
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Page 1 - NI 5421 Specifications

NI 5421 SpecificationsNI PXI/PCI-5421 16-Bit 100 MS/s Arbitrary Waveform GeneratorUnless otherwise noted, the following conditions were used for each

Page 2 - Table 1

NI 5421 Specifications 10 ni.comAverage Noise DensityPathAmplitude RangeAverage Noise DensityAverage Noise Density at small amplitudes is limited by a

Page 3 - Table 1. (Continued)

© National Instruments Corporation 11 NI 5421 SpecificationsFigure 3. 10 MHz Single-Tone Spectrum, Direct Path, 100 MS/s, Interpolation Factor Set to

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NI 5421 Specifications 12 ni.comFigure 4. 10 MHz Single-Tone Spectrum, Low-Gain Amplifier Path, 100 MS/s, Interpolation Factor Set to 4Note The noise

Page 5

© National Instruments Corporation 13 NI 5421 SpecificationsFigure 5. Direct Path, 2-Tone Spectrum (Typical)NoteThe noise floor in Figure 5 is limite

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NI 5421 Specifications 14 ni.comSample ClockTable 2. Specification Value CommentsSources 1. Internal, Divide-by-N (N ≥ 1)2. Internal, DDS-based, High

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© National Instruments Corporation 15 NI 5421 SpecificationsEffective Sample RateSample Rate (MS/s)Interpolation FactorEffective Sample RateEffective

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NI 5421 Specifications 16 ni.comSystem Phase Noise and Jitter (10 MHz Carrier)Sample Clock SourceSystem Phase Noise Density(dBc/Hz) OffsetSystem Outpu

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© National Instruments Corporation 17 NI 5421 SpecificationsOnboard Clock(Internal VCXO)Sample Clock ExportingExported Sample Clock Destinations1. PFI

Page 10 - Table 1. (Continued)

NI 5421 Specifications 18 ni.comPhase-Locked Loop (PLL) Reference ClockTable 4. Specification Valu e CommentsSources 1. NI PXI-5421—PXI_CLK10 (backpl

Page 11 - Interpolation Factor Set to 4

© National Instruments Corporation 19 NI 5421 SpecificationsCLK IN(Sample Clock and Reference Clock Input, Front Panel Connector)Table 5. Specificati

Page 12

NI 5421 Specifications 2 ni.comCH 0(Channel 0 Analog Output, Front Panel Connector)Table 1. Specification Value CommentsNumber of Channels1 —Connecto

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NI 5421 Specifications 20 ni.comPFI 0 and PFI 1(Programmable Function Interface, Front Panel Connectors)Table 6. Specification Valu e CommentsConnect

Page 14 - Sample Clock

© National Instruments Corporation 21 NI 5421 SpecificationsVOHMinimum: 2.9 V (open load), 1.4 V (50 Ω load) Output drivers are +3.3 V TTL compatible.

Page 15 - Table 2. (Continued)

NI 5421 Specifications 22 ni.comDIGITAL DATA & CONTROL (DDC)Optional Front Panel ConnectorTable 7. Specification Valu e CommentsConnector Type68-

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© National Instruments Corporation 23 NI 5421 SpecificationsOutput Signal Characteristics (Continued)Output Skew Typical: 1 ns, maximum 2 ns. Skew bet

Page 17 - Onboard Clock

NI 5421 Specifications 24 ni.comStart TriggerDDC CLK INClocking FormatDDC Data Output signals change on the rising edge of DDC CLK IN.—Frequency Range

Page 18 - Table 4

© National Instruments Corporation 25 NI 5421 SpecificationsDelay from Start Trigger to CH 0 Analog OutputInterpolation Factor Typical Delay Refer to

Page 19 - Table 5

NI 5421 Specifications 26 ni.comMarkersTable 9. Specification Valu e CommentsDestinations 1. PFI<0..1> (SMB front panel connectors)2. PFI<4.

Page 20 - PFI 0 and PFI 1

© National Instruments Corporation 27 NI 5421 SpecificationsWaveform and Instruction Memory UtilizationTable 10. Specification Valu e CommentsMemory

Page 21 - Table 6. (Continued)

NI 5421 Specifications 28 ni.comLoop Count 1 to 16,777,215.Burst trigger: Unlimited—Quantum Waveform size must be an integer multiple of four samples.

Page 22 - Table 7

© National Instruments Corporation 29 NI 5421 SpecificationsCalibrationPowerTable 11. Specification Valu e CommentsSelf-Calibration An onboard, 24-bi

Page 23 - Table 7. (Continued)

© National Instruments Corporation 3 NI 5421 SpecificationsAmplitude and OffsetAmplitude RangePath LoadAmplitude (Vpk-pk) 1. Amplitude values assume t

Page 24 - Start Trigger

NI 5421 Specifications 30 ni.comSoftwareTable 13. Specification Valu e CommentsDriver SoftwareNI-FGEN 2.0 or later version. NI-FGEN is an IVI-complia

Page 25 - Table 8. (Continued)

© National Instruments Corporation 31 NI 5421 SpecificationsEnvironmentNI PXI-5421 EnvironmentNote To ensure that the NI PXI-5421 cools effectively, f

Page 26 - Table 9

NI 5421 Specifications 32 ni.comNI PCI-5421 EnvironmentNote To ensure that the NI PCI-5421 cools effectively, follow the guidelines in the Maintain Fo

Page 27 - Table 10

© National Instruments Corporation 33 NI 5421 SpecificationsSafety, Electromagnetic Compatibility, and CE ComplianceTable 16. Specification Val ue Co

Page 28 - Table 10. (Continued)

NI 5421 Specifications 34 ni.comPhysicalTable 17. Specification Valu e CommentsDimensionsNI PXI-5421 NI PCI-5421—3U, One Slot, PXI/cPCI Module2.0 × 1

Page 29 - Calibration

© National Instruments Corporation 35 NI 5421 SpecificationsNI PXI-5421 Only—Front Panel LED IndicatorsLabel Function For more information, refer to

Page 30 - Software

National Instruments, NI, ni.com, and LabVIEW are trademarks of National Instruments Corporation. Refer to the Terms of Use section on ni.com/legal f

Page 31 - Environment

NI 5421 Specifications 4 ni.comMaximum Output VoltageMaximum Output Vo l t a g ePath Load Maximum Output Voltage (Vpk-pk) The Maximum Output Voltage o

Page 32 - NI PCI-5421 Environment

© National Instruments Corporation 5 NI 5421 SpecificationsOutput CouplingDC —Output EnableSoftware-selectable. When disabled, CH 0 out is terminated

Page 33 - CE Compliance

NI 5421 Specifications 6 ni.comFigure 1. Normalized Passband Flatness, Direct PathFigure 2. Pulse Response, Low-Gain Amplifier Path 50 Ω Load1.0M 10

Page 34 - Physical

© National Instruments Corporation 7 NI 5421 SpecificationsTable 1. (Continued)Specification Value CommentsSuggested Maximum Frequencies for Common F

Page 35 - Table 17. (Continued)

NI 5421 Specifications 8 ni.comSpectral Characteristics (Continued)Spurious-Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) with HarmonicsPath Amplitude –1 dBFS.Measured fr

Page 36 - Where to Go for Support

© National Instruments Corporation 9 NI 5421 SpecificationsSpectral Characteristics (Continued)0 ºC to 40 ºC Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)Path Ampli

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