Nallatech recently shipped their BenADC 3G(TM) COTS FPGA product to S2 Corporation. S2 will be using the BenADC 3G for the development and testing of a new generation of ultra-wideband sensor technology for RADAR, LADAR and spectral analysis applications.
The BenADC 3G is the industry’s only COTS product combining the extreme DSP capabilities of a Xilinx FPGA with two National Semiconductor 8-bit 3 GSPS ADCs providing users with a powerful data acquisition and processing platform. Each analog input channel on the BenADC 3G is capable of up to 7.2 effective number of bits (ENOB), 45 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and 58 dB spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) when sampling a 748 MHz input signal at 3 GSPS. Multiple trigger and clock signal inputs allow simultaneous sampling of multiple analog channels enabling customers to easily scale their application.
The BenADC 3G is available with a choice of Xilinx Virtex-4(TM) SX55, LX100 or LX160 user FPGAs and is delivered with a suite of optimized IP cores and reference designs. Xilinx System Generator library components are also provided allowing non-VHDL users to target the hardware using Simulink. Software support includes Windows, Linux and VXWorks.