GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms ICS-1556B ADC PMC Module

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms introduced the ICS-1556B 4-channel 400MHz 14-bit ADC PMC Module. It features very high sampling rate (400MHz) and very high resolution (14-bit). The ICS-1556B also includes an on-board Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T FPGA to enable users to develop their own front end signal processing functionality and execute it at high speed on the board, maximizing overall system-level performance.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms ICS-1556B 4-channel 400MHz 14-bit ADC PMC Module

ICS-1556B Highlights

  • 400MHz bandwidth allows wider instantaneous bandwidth, covers greater number of channels
  • 14-bit resolution delivers increased sensitivity
  • Onboard Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T FPGA provides powerful data processing engine
  • PMC form factor allows flexibility of use with CompactPCI or VME
  • Analog to digital unit enables development of solutions that are faster, more compact, more cost-effective

The ICS-1556B features four 14-bit ADCs sampling synchronously at frequencies up to 400MHz and a fast (64-bit/133MHz) PCI-X interface. The signal processing capability provided by the FPGA enables users to perform standard functions such as wideband DDC (digital down conversion), FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) and time stamping – or to implement any required functionality. A Hardware Development Kit (HDK) provides support for users who wish to implement their own signal processing algorithms in the FPGA.

The ICS-1556B can be used with any type of carrier card that accepts a PMC module, including VME, VPX, PCI and CompactPCI. When used with an appropriate DSP/processor carrier card – such as the GE Fanuc 6U VPX DSP230 multiprocessor – it enables a powerful single slot solution for a broad range of signal processing applications.

The ICS-1556B is ideal for demanding communication applications where the requirement is to convert analog data into digital information in as close to real-time as possible — such as software defined radio, signals intelligence (SIGINT), digital receivers, and tactical communications.

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