Embedded systems supplier Curtiss-Wright introduces FPGA-based VITA 57 embedded computer

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, 1 June 2009. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in High Wycombe, England, is introducing the quad channel ADC513 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) embedded computing module -- a 1.5-gigasamples-per-second 8-bit, analog-to-digital converter card that supports data throughput per channel of as much as 1,500 megasamples per second.

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, 1 June 2009. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in High Wycombe, England, is introducing the quad channel ADC513 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) embedded computing module -- a 1.5-gigasamples-per-second 8-bit, analog-to-digital converter card that supports data throughput per channel of as much as 1,500 megasamples per second.

FMC modules enable I/O devices that reside on an industry standard (VITA 57) mezzanine card to be attached to, and directly controlled by FPGAs that reside on a host board.

Designed for demanding military embedded systems that involve direct RF downconversion, digital video surveillance, military signals intelligence, satellite communications and software defined radio applications, the ADC513 provides bandwidth I/O direct to the host card's field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The module routes high-speed A-D I/O directly to the host board's FPGAs via the FMC connector.

Available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, the ADC513 has two onboard National Semiconductor ADC08D1520 A-D devices. Each of the module's four A-D channels supports a sampling rate of as much as 1,500 megasamples per second.

By routing the A-D device interfaces directly to the FMC connector, the ADC513 enables an FPGA on the host board to directly control and receive data. The ADC513 supports an external sample clock input for all A-D channels. Input and output triggers are provided enabling the number of input channels to be increased by synchronizing several ADC513 modules.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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