VMETRO adds analog and serial I/O for FPGA-based PMCs

HOUSTON, 2 April 2007. VMETRO in Houston is announcing a trio of I/O modules for its FPGA-based PCI mezzanine card (PMC) products.

HOUSTON, 2 April 2007. VMETRO in Houston is announcing a trio of I/O modules for its FPGA-based PCI mezzanine card (PMC) products (related product).

Users can choose the front-end processing appropriate to the application from a dual channel 105 mega-samples per second (MSPS) analog input, a dual channel 210 MSPS analog output or a RS485 module.

All three I/O modules integrate into a VMETRO PMC-FPGA03, PMC-FPGA05 or DEV-FPGA05 card. These field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based PMC/PCI boards feature Xilinx Virtex-II Pro or Virtex-5 FPGAs and memory banks directly connected to the FPGA for signal and data processing in computationally intensive applications.

Designed for digital signal processing (DSP) applications including Software Defined Radio (SDR), these products provide processing and I/O in a single, compact and flexible platform.

The ADC-MOD1 module has a dual channel 105 MSPS 14-bit analog front-end. It includes an on-module 105 MHz sample clock and the ability to accept an external reference and trigger input. Four pairs of LVDS I/O are provided for general purpose use such as synchronizing multiple boards.

Complementing the analog input module is a dual channel 210 MSPS 14-bit analog output module. The DAC-MOD1 module also has provision for an external clock source, trigger input and general LVDS I/O signals. The product also feature a 210 MHz on-module oscillator.

The third module, the RS485-MOD2, is a 33 channel RS485/RS422 transceiver. For flexibility, all channels can be programmed to be inputs or outputs. Applications for this module include digital camera interfaces and general purpose control.

For more information contact VMETRO online at www.vmetro.com.

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