GE Fanuc ICS-1650 Analog to Digital Converter

The ICS-1650, from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, is a 4-channel high-speed Analog to Digital Converter (ADC). The ICS-1650 is designed for demanding applications such as software-defined radio, diagnostic imaging, radar, and signals intelligence. Available for the ICS-1650 are Windows and Linux Software Development Kits (including API level source code and application examples) and a Hardware Development Kit (including VHDL source code, all timing constraints, and Test Bench and ISE projects) to assist development of FPGA code for those customers who require it.

GE Fanuc ICS-1650 Analog-Digital Converter (ADC)

The ICS-1650 features four 12-bit analog input channels capable of simultaneous sampling rates of up to 250 MHz. Higher channel count systems can be assembled by synchronizing up to four cards together. Advanced signal processing power is provided by a user-programmable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, while powerful additional digital down-conversion (DDC) functionality is optionally provided via a Graychip GC5016 ASIC. 16 MBytes of QDR II SRAM memory is provided for buffering or scratchpad use, and a PCI Express x4 bus interface maximizes overall system throughput.

The four-lane PCI Express interface provides up to 1.25 GB/sec net payload data rate. This is sufficient to allow continuous data acquisition at sample rates exceeding 200 MHz on all four channels, but still provides mechanical compatibility with small form factor motherboards. This is important for users of micro ATX systems, which usually do not provide x8 or wider auxiliary PCI Express slots.

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