GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the ICS-1556B 4-channel, 400MHz, 14-bit A-D converter PCI mezzanine card (PMC) for demanding military communications applications, such as software-defined radio, signals intelligence (SIGINT), digital receivers, and real-time tactical communications. The ICS-1556B sampling rate of 400MHz, 14-bit resolution, and on-board signal processing enables simplification of VHF and some UHF radios by bringing the ability to digitize these spectra directly. The card also can help eliminate intermediate analog down-conversion stages. In particular, the ICS-1556B enables the potential interoperating software-defined radio with the new radio systems used by international military forces and public safety groups, such as police and firefighters. The ICS-1556B also includes an on-board Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T FPGA to allow users to develop their own front-end, signal-processing functionality and execute it at high speed on the board. For more information, visit GE Fanuc online at www.gefanucembedded.com.