New XMC-2131 dual DAC module from Spectrum targets SIGINT and electronic warfare applications

BURNABY, British Columbia, 31 Dec. 2009. Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (TSX:VCM) announced the availability of a new high-speed I/O module: the XMC-2131. The XMC-2131 is used in applications such as signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW), and military communications (MILCOM) systems.

BURNABY, British Columbia, 31 Dec. 2009. Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (TSX:VCM) announced the availability of a new high-speed I/O module, the XMC-2131. The XMC-2131 is used in applications such as signals intelligence (SIGINT, electronic warfare (EW), and military communications (MILCOM) systems.

The new device features a large Xilinx Virtex-5 FX130T field programmable gate array (FPGA) combined with high speed dual 300 MSPS 14-bit DACs. The module is compatible with Spectrum's flexComm family of VME-based software reconfigurable solutions including Spectrum's HCDR-1035 family, a solution that offers optimized architecture for defense and commercial signal processing applications. The XMC-2131 is also available with a Xilinx Virtex-5 FX200T FPGA, and can be adapted for use with Spectrum's other product lines.

Making full use of the Virtex-5 FPGA device, the XMC-2131 allows the offloading of more DSP resources from the host, enabling signal processing algorithms to run at faster speeds and higher bandwidths than the previous generation of I/O modules, company officials say. The XMC-2131 module, along with Spectrum's quicComm software development tools, provides customers with new capabilities including access to high-speed, low latency wideband signal conversion and processing.

"Spectrum's software reconfigurable architecture allows our customers to add new capabilities and evolve their existing signal processing system by adopting new modules," says Douglas Fast, president of Spectrum. "These incremental upgrades allow our customers to extend the life of their deployed systems. Customers can also reduce the time and cost of new capability roll-outs since they can reuse their software assets."

For more information, visit www.spectrumsignal.com or call 1-800-663-8986.

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