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SCALABLE PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CONTROLLER

A complete, compact, programmable, affordable and easy to use multichannel source measurement unit (SMU) for low power applications from simple electronic circuits to complex photonic integrated circuits.

Nicslab XDAC-40MUB Front Image

Better control, more accurate with rich features

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  • USB ports

  • Functional GPIO

  • Gigabit Ethernet

  • High scalability up to 120 channels in a box

  • High-resolution control with 16-bit standard

  • Flexible unipolar, bipolar, and differential output

  • Enable range span configuration through software

Your new source measurement system

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Real time monitoring
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Flexible output range
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Easy to use GUI
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High scalability
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Model Comparison

XPOW
Unipolar output

  • 8/40/120 Channels

  • 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller

  • 16-bit resolution

  • Output: 0 - 36 Volt, 0 - 300 mA (Basic) + 0 - 5 Volt, 0 - 10 Volt, 0 - 20 Volt, 0 - 200 mA, 0 - 100 mA, 0 - 50 mA (Premium range option)

  • Measurement time :

    • 393 ms (1 Channel)​

    • 1134 ms (40 Channels)

    • 1280 ms (120 Channels)

  • USB Port

  • Sharing Ground

XDAC-U
Unipolar output

  • 8/40/120 Channels

  • Quad Core Cortex 64-bit ARM v8

  • 16-bit resolution

  • Output: 0 - 36 Volt, 0 - 300 mA (Basic) 0 - 5 Volt, 0 - 10 Volt, 0 - 20 Volt, 0 - 200 mA, 0 - 100 mA, 0 - 50 mA (Premium range option)

  • Measurement time :

    • 104 ms (1 channel)

    • 269 ms (40 Channels)

    • 449 ms (120 Channels)

  • Gigabit Ethernet & USB port

  • Sharing Ground

XDAC-MUB
Bipolar output

  • 8/40/120 Channels

  • Quad Core Cortex 64-bit ARM v8

  • 16-bit resolution

  • Output: ±18 Volt, ±500 mA (Basic) + ±2.5 Volt, ±5 Volt, ±10 Volt (Premium range option)

  • Measurement time :

    • 5.492 ms (8 Channels)

    • 15 ms (40/120 Channels)

  • Gigabit Ethernet & USB port

  • Sharing Ground

XDAC-MUB-DIFF
Differential output

  • 8/40 Channels

  • Quad Core Cortex 64-bit ARM v8

  • 16-bit resolution

  • Output: ±18 Volt, ±500 mA (Basic) +±2.5 Volt, ±5 Volt, ±10 Volt (Premium range option)

  • Measurement time :

    • 5.492 ms (8 Channels)

    • 15 ms (40 Channels)

  • Gigabit Ethernet & USB port

  • No Sharing Ground

XPOW vs XDAC

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​Why choose XDAC ?

  • Faster communication speed

  • More suitable for large scale control

  • Better sensor calibration

Graphical User Interface

Our multichannel source measurement system can be controlled directly with GUI or SCPI commands (Python, C++, and Matlab). These features bring flexibility for the users. There are two GUI options to choose, Basic with essential features and Premium with additional advanced features.

Basic Feature

XPOW-40AX Panel image with premium feature crossed

Slider

Yes

Yes

Voltage reading

Yes

Yes

Current reading

Yes

Yes

Enable SCPI command

Yes

Yes

Notes

No

Yes

Type input with resolution option

No

Yes

Save and upload settings

No

Yes

Record

No

Yes

Comma-separated values (CSV) template

No

Yes

Sequence programming with CSV

No

Yes

Python programming template

No

Yes

Lock

No

Yes

Premium Feature

XPOW-40AX Panel with all features enabled
Software Features
Basic
Premium
Slider
Yes
Yes
Voltage reading
Yes
Yes
Current reading
Yes
Yes
Enable SCPI command
Yes
Yes
Notes
No
Yes
Type input with resolution option
No
Yes
Save and upload settings
No
Yes
Record
No
Yes
Comma-separated values (CSV) template
No
Yes
Sequence programming with CSV
No
Yes
Python programming template
No
Yes
Lock
No
Yes
Range span configuration through software
No
Yes
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Multiconnector

M1

  • 40 Channels

  • 2xFFC (20, 24, 50 pin)

  • 16xSMA

  • 2x40 pin 2.54 mm

M2

  • 120 Channels

  • 3xFFC 50 pin 

  • 6x40 pin 2.54 mm

M3

  • 40 Channels

  • 2x40 banana 4mm 

  • 2x40 pin 2.54 mm

M4

  • 40 Channels

  • 2xFFC (24 pin, 50 pin, D-Sub 25)

  • 2x40 pin 2.54 mm

M5

  • 120 Channels

  • 10x D-Sub 25

  • 6x40 pin 2.54 mm

M6

  • 120 Channels

  • 3xFFC 50 pin

  • 6x40 pin 2.54 mm

Installation Guide Video

We provide several videos to help you set up XPOW/XDAC multichannel source measurement system and install GUI/SCPI command to control the system. 

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