FMC mezzanine card for embedded computing in radar and communications introduced by Abaco
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the FMC172 wideband low-latency FPGA mezzanine card for advanced embedded computing applications in electronic warfare (EW), digital radar, wideband receivers, wireless communications, and software-defined radio (SDR).
The module brings A/D converter and D/A converter functionality on one card. The FMC172 is based on a high-performance A/D converter from Texas Instruments and D/A converters from E2V.
It offers LVDS interfaces, delivering as much throughput as 6.4 gigasamples per second A/D conversion on one channel, or two channels at 3.2 gigasamples per second. It also offers as much as 6 gigasamples per second D/A conversion. The FMC is suitable for advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) systems.
When paired with Abaco's FPGA carrier cards like the VP889 or VP869, the FMC172 can help systems designers solve difficult challenges when designing modern DSP systems.
The FMC172 allows flexible control of clock source, sampling frequency, and calibration through I2C communication. The A/D converter has individual calibration circuits for fine-tuning of gain, offset, and phase.
The card is equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring, and offers several power-down modes to switch off unused functions or protect the embedded computing card from overheating.
For more information contact Abaco Systems online at www.abaco.com.
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