The X6-GSPS features two 12-bit, 1.8 GSPS A/Ds that can be interleaved to use as one 3.6 GSPS digitizer. Analog input bandwidth of more than 2.5 GHz supports wideband applications and under sampling. The sample clock may source from either a low-jitter PLL or external input. Multiple cards can be synchronized for wide-channel count sampling and downconversion applications.
A Xilinx Virtex6 SX315T (LX240T and SX475T options) provides a high-performance DSP core with more than 2000 MACs (SX315T). The close integration of the FPGA, 4 banks of 1GB DRAM, analog I/O, and PCIe host interface enables real-time signal processing at high rates. The X6-GSPS power consumption is 16W typical.
The module may be conduction-cooled using VITA20 standard and a heat-spreading plate. Rugged levels for wide-temperature operation from -40 to +85C operation and 0.1 g2/Hz vibration. Conformal coating is available.
The FPGA logic can be customized using VHDL and MATLAB using the Framework Logic tool set. The MATLAB BSP supports real-time hardware-in-the-loop development using the graphical block diagram Simulink environment with Xilinx System Generator.
IP cores for many wireless, DSP, and RADAR functionsm, such as large-scale pre-integrator, DDC, PSK/FSK demod, OFDM receiver, correlators, and large FFT, are available. Software tools for host development include C++ libraries and drivers for Windows, Linux, and VxWorks. Common applications include wireless receiver, WLAN, WCMA, WiMAX front end, radar, medical imaging, high-speed data recording and playback, and IP development.