FPGA BOARDS: XMC embedded computing module for radar and software-defined radio introduced by Pentek

Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing model 71641 Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) module for wideband radar and software-defined radio (SDR) applications.

The model 71641 embedded computing module can digitize one 12-bit channel at 3.6 GHz, or two channels at 1.8 GHz, and comes preconfigured with a programmable one- or two-channel digital down converter loaded into the onboard Xilinx Virtex-6 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The Virtex-6 FPGA has a Pentek-designed digital down converter IP core that supports single- and dual-channel modes, accepting data samples from the A/D converter at the 3.6 GHz rate in single-channel mode or 1.8 GHz in two-channel operation.

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