Radio Giga Features Xilinx FPGAs

Sundance introduced Radio Giga for the high-end communications market. Radio Giga is ideal for applications like 3G/4G Radio, wireless infrastructure applications, broadband cable modem head-end systems, and Software Defined Radio (SDR). Radio Giga provides designers with a cross technology platform (XTP) that is user configurable by processing fabric, architecture, comms ports, and protocol. In addition to dual C6455 TI GHz DSPs, Radio Giga features the Xilinx Virtex 4 and Virtex 5 FPGAs.

Radio Giga features multiple Virtex 4 and Virtex 5 Xilinx FPGAs, Dual C Series TI DSP engines with 260MBytes/s Serial RapidIO (SRIO) communication links, Power PC processor cores, and 6 channels of low power GHz e2v ADC. Being 1U compliant, Radio Giga delivers incredible rack real-estate efficiencies and offers both Gigabit Ethernet and USB interconnect.

Radio Giga features dual 1Gsps ADC from e2v. Its integrated demultiplexer and easy interleaving are user friendly and easy to use, and its low power characteristics were consistent with Radio Giga’s small energy footprint. 6 channels of GHz e2v ADC are available on Radio Giga for maximum bandwidth.

With an operating frequency of 1GHz and 2MB on-chip level 2 cache each, the dual C6455 TI GHz DSPs deliver the highest fixed point processing power in the C6000 family. Design support is available from TI’s Code Composer Studio and 3L’s Diamond multiprocessor tool suite, and Radio Giga’s hardware conforms to the Texas Instruments Module (TIM) standard.

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