Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) introduced the new Echotek(R) Series family of high-performance, Virtex(TM)-5-based digital receivers. The new Echotek Series DCM-V5-XMC digital receiver features the latest in A/D and D/A technology, allowing for high-speed/high-resolution data conversion while still preserving the quality of the original signal. It implements either a Virtex-5 SX95T or LX155T FPGA, which can be programmed by the end user for customer-specific application features.
Each Virtex-5 FPGA is accompanied by both DDR-II-SDRAM and QDR-II-SRAM memory chips; the memory is available for buffering input data streams and for supporting computationally intense applications. This set of flexible resources delivers unique capabilities, such as multi-board coherency, making the new product especially well suited for beamforming and direction-finding, as required by many radar, signals intelligence, electronics intelligence, and communications applications.
- User-programmable Virtex-5 FPGA functions as the primary data processor
- Supported by Mercury’s EchoCore firmware library
- Two, single IF channel, Texas Instruments ADS6149 analog-to-digital converters
- 128 MB of DDR-II SDRAM, accessible by user-programmable applications
- Two high-speed serial XMC connectors
- One single-channel Maxim MAX 19692 digital-to-analog converter
- High-speed A/D and D/A conversion with Virtex-5 FPGA processing
- Flexible, high-performance data conversion
- 14-bit analog-to-digital at up to 250 MSPS
- 12-bit digital-to-analog at up to 2.3 GSPS
- Complementary to Echotek Series RF 1800GT Wideband Microwave Receiver
More info: Mercury DCM-V5-XMC Digital Receiver (pdf)