FMCs for A/D and D/A data acquisition in radar and communications introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 24 Nov. 2015. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the FlexorSet model 5973-324 for 3U VPX and model 7070-324 for PCI Express for radar, communications, and general data acquisition applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 24 Nov. 2015. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the FlexorSet model 5973-324 for 3U VPX and model 7070-324 for PCI Express data acquisition for radar, communications, and general data acquisition applications.

They consist of the Flexor model 3324 four-channel A/D and four-channel D/A embedded computing FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) installed on either of two carriers.

The carriers contain optimized Pentek field-programmable gate array (FPGA) intellectual property (IP) for A/D acquisition and D/A waveform playback, which is matched to the four 500 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds and the four 1.5 GHz, 16-bit D/As with digital up-converters (DUCs) on the FMC.

The model 3324 FMC front end accepts four analog HF or IF inputs on front panel connectors with transformer coupling into two Texas Instruments ADS54J69 dual A/D converters, boosting density for high channel count systems.

On the output side, a Texas Instruments DAC38J84 D/A converter accepts baseband real or complex data streams from the FPGA. Each stream then passes through digital interpolation and upconversion stages before delivery to the D/A. Output sampling rates up to 1.5 GHz are supported, with or without translation.

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FlexorSet carriers support the 3324 FMC with a choice of Virtex-7 FPGAs to match the specific requirements of the processing task. Optional optical interfaces for gigabit serial inter-board communication and optional LVDS connections to the Virtex-7 FPGA for custom I/O afford flexible configuration of the platform.

Both FlexorSets come pre-configured with built-in functions for data acquisition, time tagging and waveform playback. Pentek's ReadyFlow board support package is available with drivers for Windows and Linux operating systems.

For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.

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