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The SonixDAQ is a research add-on to Sonix ultrasound systems that allows the user to collect raw pre-beamformed channel data in parallel. This pre-beamformed data is the raw signal coming from each individual element from the ultrasonic transducer prior to any processing and has proven to be critical in several ultrasound-based signal processing applications.

Parallel access to pre-beamformed data enables the users to collect ultrasound data in lowest possible level. This allows the users to acquire ultrasound data at a rate of up to 20,000 frames per second which is 100 times faster than the frame rate on ultrasound systems.

This page is prepared to help the user in order to setup the SonixDAQ and Sonix systems for data collection.

Technical Specifications

The technical specifications of the SonixDAQ that the user should be aware of before using the device for research include:

  • Supports up to 128 channels (parallel receive) each equipped with an ADC
  • 16GB of internal memory for recording the data
  • 40MHz internal clock
  • Supports both 80MHz sampling (10-bit ADC) and 40MHz sampling (12-bit ADC)
  • Supports external triggering for synchronous data acquisition
  • USB connection for programming the DAQ and transferring data back to the PC

Technical Assistance

For technical assistance, contact:

Ultrasonix Analogic Ultrasound

130-4311 Viking Way

Richmond, BC, Canada


Toll-free in NA: 1-866-437-9508

Tel: 1-604-279-8550

Fax: 1-604-279-8559

Important Notice

The SonixDAQ is a receive module. The SonixDAQ does not control the transmit and has no effect on the actual imaging process of the Sonix ultrasound systems. Thus, it can be used in a parallel manner while a standard ultrasound imaging is in progress.

SonixDAQ can also be combined with the Texo SDK that provides full control over the transmit signals. This way custom signals such as plane wave and angular compounding can be transmitted and corresponding pre-beamform data can be acquired.


PDF Download

Download all SonixDAQ documentation as a PDF

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