NI High-Speed Digitizers Help
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The NI 5620/5621 uses a PLL to synchronize the 64 MHz sample clock to a
10 MHz reference clock. You can either supply the reference clock through the SMA connector
(REF CLK IN) on the front panel or use the system reference clock on the PXI backplane.
The PXI bus and the NI 5620/5621 have the following timing and triggering features that you
can use for synchronizing multiple digitizers:
- System Reference Clock—A 10 MHz clock on the PXI backplane with ±100 ppm
accuracy. It is independently distributed to each PXI peripheral slot through equal-length traces
with a skew of less than 1 ns between slots. Multiple devices can use this common timebase for
synchronization, which allows each NI 5620/5621 to phase lock to the system reference clock.
SMA connector (REF CLK IN)—A 10 MHz reference input that you can use to connect an
external frequency source for synchronization.