BALTIMORE, 11 July 2007. Nallatech, maker of high-performance FPGA computing solutions, made the first customer shipment of the new BenADC 3GTM COTS FPGA product. S2 Corporation took delivery of the BenADC 3G for the development and testing of a new generation of ultra-wideband sensor technology for RADAR, LADAR, and spectral analysis applications.
The BenADC 3G is the industry's only COTS product combining the DSP capabilities of a Xilinx FPGA with two National Semiconductor 8-bit 3 GSPS ADCs -- which combine to provide a powerful data acquisition and processing platform.
Each analog input channel on the BenADC 3G is capable of up to 7.2 effective number of bits (ENOB), 45dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and 58dB spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) when sampling a 748MHz input signal at 3 GSPS. Multiple trigger and clock signal inputs allow simultaneous sampling of multiple analog channels enabling customers to easily scale their application.
The BenADC 3G is available with a choice of Xilinx Virtex-4TM SX55, LX100, or LX160 user FPGAs and is delivered with a suite of optimized IP cores and reference designs. Xilinx System Generator library components are also provided, allowing non-VHDL users to target the hardware using Simulink.