ATS9870: SyncBoard 4x

If your application requires more than 2 channels for data acquisition, you can synchronize multiple digitizers on all platforms using a Master/Slave SyncBoard 9870.  Note that ATS9870 board must be hardware version 1.3 or higher.

SyncBoard 9870 is a mezzanine board that connects to the Master/Slave connector along the top edge of the ATS9870 and sits parallel to the motherboard.

SyncBoard 9870 4x allows a 2-, 3-, or 4-board Master/Slave system with single-slot spacing for up to 8 channels of data acquisition.

If you require 2-slot spacing between ATS9870 cards to support a motherboard that spaces out the on-board x8 or x16 slots by two slots, use the SyncBoard 9870 4x-W.

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  • Enables up to 8 channels of data acquisition
  • Complete synchronization between Master board and all Slave boards
  • SyncBoard 9870 copies all clock and trigger signals and supplies them to all connected Slave boards
  • Allows the use of variable frequency clocks

Complete synchronization between Master board and all Slave boards

The Master board’s clock and trigger signals are copied by the SyncBoard 9870 and supplied to all the Slave boards. This guarantees complete synchronization between the Master board and all Slave boards. SyncBoard 9870 allows the use of variable frequency clocks in Master/Slave configuration. A Master/Slave system samples all inputs simultaneously and also triggers simultaneously on the same clock edge.

For optimal trigger accuracy, only the Master board is allowed to trigger the acquisition system.