Interactive Circuits and Systems (ICS) Ltd. in Ottawa is offering the ICS-1580 baseband-processing engine for software-defined radio (SDR) applications. The ICS-1580 is for high-data-rate, computationally intensive applications, and has a user-programmable Xilinx Virtex II Pro field-programmable gate array (FPGA) surrounded with memory and high-speed data I/O. It includes four banks of SDRAM memory, four banks of high-speed QDRII SRAM, and two 128-megabit flash memory devices. For data I/O, legacy systems can rely on the 64/66 PCI interface, while more modern applications can make use of the ICS-1580A’s high-speed serial-switched-fabric capabilities, which provide aggregate bandwidth of 25 gigabits per second. Built in the industry-standard PMC form factor, the ICS-1580 enables designers to add FPGA-based processing power to any host equipped with a PMC site. For more information contact ICS online at www.ics-ltd.com.