The ICS-1554 PMC Module, from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, features four 16-bit ADCs sampling synchronously at frequencies up to 160 MHz. Combining the ICS-1554 with an appropriate host processor offers a very powerful single slot IF processing solution for software defined radio applications. The ICS-1554 is ideal for communications, radar, wireless test and measurement, 3G and 4G cellular base station development, signal intelligence, smart antenna, radar beam forming, and satellite ground stations.
Simultaneous down conversion of up to 16 arbitrary signal bands is implemented by four Graychip GC4016 digital down converters. A Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95 FPGA is provided for user-defined signal processing functions, giving greater capacity and lower power consumption than previous generations of GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms digital receivers. The FPGA, which is almost 100% available to the application, provides a powerful signal processing capability that can be loaded with standard functions such as wide band DDC, FFT and time stamping, or programmed by the user.
The ICS-1554 achieves its high performance in part through the implementation of four Graychip digital down-converters, while support for simultaneous wide- and narrow-band operation is enabled by the use of dual decoupled FIFO memory. 64 User I/Os connected directly from the FPGA to the Pn4 connector provide an alternative high-speed data path from the module. The I/O pins support LVTTL and LVDS transmit signaling and can be factory-configured for LVDS receive operation.
Included is a Hardware Development Kit (HDK) providing support for users who wish to implement their own signal processing algorithms in the FPGA. Alternatively, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms can develop FPGA cores specific to customer needs.
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