GE ICS-1572A ADC/DAC Module Features Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA

GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the ICS-1572A ADC/DAC (Analog-Digital Converter/Digital-Analog Converter) transceiver XMC module. The GE ICS-1572A features the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, two 16-bit ADCs sampling synchronously at frequencies up to 250 MHz and two 16-bit DACs at up to 500 MHz. The FPGA offers signal processing capability that can be loaded with standard functions such as wideband DDC, FFT and time stamping, or programmed by the user for any required function. The module is ideal for radar, test and measurement, signals intelligence, and communications applications.

GE Intelligent Platforms ICS-1572A ADC/DAC (Analog-Digital Converter/Digital-Analog Converter) transceiver XMC module

ICS-1572A ADC/DAC Transceiver XMC Module Features

  • Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA
  • Other Virtex-6 devices are available as options
  • Virtex-6 device provides a PCI Express interface to the host system
  • Other protocols, such as Serial RapidIO, can be provided on request
  • Two 16-bit ADCs sampling synchronously at frequencies up to 250 MHz
  • Two 16-bit DACs at up to 500 MHz
  • ADC input pass band is 4.5 to 800 MHz (3dB) for under-sampling applications
  • Faster sweeps when scanning for spectral activity
  • Enables lower cost analog RF equipment
  • Reduces the cost of the system back-end processing engine
  • Electronic steering can be used instead of physical array steering
  • Can use existing arrays for multiple purposes
  • XMC form factor for more compact solutions
  • Higher sampling rates for higher instantaneous bandwidth to be captured
  • High speed DDR3 memory
  • Deep waveform storage
  • Tolerates the interrupt latency associated with non-real time operating systems
  • Cost-effective, compact, lightweight form factor
  • Ideal for radar, signals intelligence, communications and test and measurement applications

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