DATABUSES AND NETWORKING: Multichannel data converter for communications and radar processing introduced by Pentek

Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the model 71651 multi-channel data converter for communications and radar signal processing applications. The 71651, based on the Pentek Cobalt family of Express Mezzanine Cards (XMC), is based on the Xilinx Virtex-6 field-programmable gate array (FPGA), and has digital down and up converters. The 71651 has two channels each of 12-bit, 500 MHz A/D and 16-bit, 800 MHz D/A. The FPGA is preconfigured with data acquisition and playback IP to give the module turnkey functionality, with user customization available.

The model 71651 embedded computing digital signal processor has two input and two output RF channels, transformer-coupled to connect to HF or IF radio stages. The input channels have 12-bit, 500 MHz A/Ds that feed data into the FPGA. The output channels incorporate a Texas Instruments DAC5688 digital upconverter that translates real or complex baseband signals. Dual 16-bit, 800 MHz D/As create real or in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) analog outputs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Pentek online at www.pentek.com.

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