The Vantage Research Ultrasound Systems

The VANTAGE platform is the most flexible technology for Research Ultrasound 

With more channels, a wider frequency range, multi-channel arbitrary waveform generation capability, 14-bit A/D conversion, and greater control, flexibility and speed than other research products, the Vantage systems are breakthrough technology.  Providing easy programmability, over 100 example scripts and a familiar MATLAB® interface, Verasonics systems are incredibly powerful tools for ultrasound research.

Key System Specifications of the Vantage Platforms

The Vantage System is available in four models with a variety of configurations and options:

Vantage 64™ Vantage 64 LE™ Vantage 128™ Vantage 256™
Channels  64 Tx / 64 Rx  128 Tx / 64 Rx 128 Tx / 128 Rx  256 Tx / 256 Rx
Configurations
Standard Frequency
High Frequency N/A
Low Frequency
HIFU N/A
Licensable Options
 Extended Transmit  N/A
 Arbitrary Waveform
 Synchronization Triggers  INCLUDED  INCLUDED
 Image Reconstruction  INCLUDED  INCLUDED  INCLUDED
 UTA Compatibility
 UTA 260-S  ✓  ✓
 UTA 260-D  ✓
 UTA 360  ✓
 UTA 408  ✓
 UTA 408-GE  ✓*   ✓*  ✓
 UTA 160-DH/32 LEMO (NDT)  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 UTA 260-MUX (biomedical)  ✓
 Accessories
 Multi-System Sync Module N/A  N/A  ✓  ✓
 Backshell Connector Kit  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
Signal Breakout Board  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓

✓ = purchasable configuration or option.  All Vantage systems can be reconfigured or upgraded to additional options.
* some probes supported

Transmit

  • All transmit and receive channels are independently controlled
  • Standard frequency range: 0.5 MHz to 20 MHz
    • (2 – 42 MHz with High Frequency configuration)
    • (50 kHz – 1.5 MHz with Low Frequency configuration)
  • Time delay resolution: 4.0 nsec.
  • Programmable pulser amplitude, 3 to 190V p-p
  • Tri-state drive: + high voltage, – high voltage and ground
  • Per-channel, programmable center frequency, pulse width (pulse duty cycle), pulse length, polarity and delay
  • Per-channel transmit apodization using pulse width modulation
  • Maximum burst length (without Extended Transmit option) is a few microseconds at transmit center frequency
  • Power limit, single channel: up to 100 Watts peak, 8 Watts average (into 50 Ohms)

Transmit Options

  • Extended Transmit option: Enables pulses up to a few milliseconds in duration (for radiation force methods and for long coded excitation pulses)
  • Arbitrary Waveform: Per-channel programming of tri-state transition timing on a 4 ns grid

Receive

  • Real-time access to RF data for each channel
  • Standard frequency range: 0.5 – 27 MHz
    • (1 – 50 MHz with High Frequency configuration)
    • (50 kHz – 1.5 MHz with Low Frequency configuration)
  • Programmable anti-aliasing filter cutoff: 10, 15, 20 and 30 MHz, and in addition, 35 and 50 MHz with High Frequency configuration
  • 14 bit A/D converters with programmable sample rate up to 62.5 MHz
  • Two independent, user-programmable, symmetrical RF data digital (23 tap and 41 tap)

How Fast is Vantage?

Data acquisition into local memory up to 100,000 frames/second, limited only by acoustic travel time. RF Data transfer to host computer via 8 PCI express lanes with a sustained data transfer rate up to 6.6 GB/s. 64 MB/channel local buffer memory for RF acquisitions.  Digital averaging, filtering and decimation may be performed on up to 1000 acquisitions to improve SNR and reduce bandwidth.

Vantage Host Controller

The Vantage system includes a powerful host controller workstation that has been optimized to provide the best performance with your Vantage system.  It comes with a custom BIOS, installed Verasonics software including HAL, VSX, firmware and drivers; PCI express host adapter, MATLAB software, and over 100 example scripts.

Technology White Papers

High Frequency Imaging with the Vantage System

Read the new Bandwidth Sampling white paper and learn about signal processing techniques to acquire data up to 50 MHz

Bandwidth Sampling

Arbitrary Waveform generation with the Vantage Platform

This white paper describes the rationale for,
and benefits of, using the Vantage
Arbitrary Waveform capability

Arbitrary Waveforms

Download the Vantage brochure
and product specifications

Vantage Brochure

Download information about
Vantage Transmit Options

Optional Features

Special Offers for Existing Customers:
Upgrade your V-1 system to Vantage

Upgrade Opportunities

The Vantage System is intended to be used for research and experimental uses only.  The Vantage System is not a diagnostic ultrasound device.  Images shown are for demonstration purposes only.