HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the FMC165 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) mezzanine card (FMC) for applications with direct RF down conversion such as radar, sonar, software defined radio, and ultra-wide-band satellite digital receivers for electronic warfare (EW), medical equipment, and test instrumentation.
The FPGA mezzanine card offers high analog sampling rates, improved signal to noise ratio, and enhanced multi-board synchronization processes compared to earlier generations of these cards.
Designers of radar, EW , and similar systems can integrate the FMC165 with any FMC- or FMC Plus- compatible carrier in an air-cooled configuration, and in either air-cooled or conduction-cooled environments with Abaco FPGA carrier cards.
This card controls the clock source through serial communication buses and is equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring. This offers several power-down modes to switch off unused functions to reduce power consumption.
The FMC165 extends the life cycle of the existing FMC160 product with a technology upgrade for applications such as radar and electronic warfare (EW). The addition of the Texas Instruments ADC32RF4x A/D converter can increase in the sampling rate and dynamic range to improve analog input capabilities.
For more information contact Abaco Systems online at www.abaco.com.