New Analog-to-Digital Converter Mezzanine Card Combines 3 GHz Sampling Rates and up to 6 GB/s Data Throughput
High Wycombe, UK – March 2, 2009 — Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, VXS, and CompactPCI products for the aerospace and defense (A&D) market, has introduced its highest sampling rate, highest bandwidth FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module, the new ADC512, a 3GS/s 8-bit, dual channel analog-to-digital converter (ADC) card, able to support up to 6 GB/s data throughput. Designed for use in demanding direct RF downconversion, SigInt/Surveillance, Satellite communications and SDR, the ADC512 speeds and simplifies the integration of FPGAs into embedded system design by providing high bandwidth I/O direct to the host card’s FPGAs. The module eliminates data bottlenecks to increase DSP subsystem performance by routing high-speed ADC I/O directly to the host board’s FPGAs via the FMC connector.
Available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, the ADC512 has two onboard National Semiconductor ADC083000 ADC devices. Each of the module’s ADCs supports a sampling rate up 3000 MS/s per channel. By routing the ADC device interfaces directly to the FMC connector, the ADC512 enables an FPGA on the host board to directly control and receive data. The ADC512 supports an external clock input to control the sampling rate for both ADC channels Input and output triggers are provided enabling the number of input channels to be increased by synchronizing multiple ADC512 modules.
About FMC (VITA 57)
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. About half the size of a PMC mezzanine module, FMCs provide a small footprint, reduced I/O bottlenecks, increased flexibility, and reduced cost through the elimination of redundant interfaces. To maximize data throughput and minimize latency, the FMC connector provides numerous I/O pins that support high-speed signals for moving data between the FMC and the FPGA.
Curtiss-Wright Controls provides HDL example code for the ADC512 to simplify and speed integration into the HDL development suite for Curtiss-Wright Controls FPGA host boards, such as the FPE650 (Quad FPGA VPX), HPE720 (MPC8641D/dual FPGA VPX) and FPE320 (3U FPGA VPX).
ADC512 Key Features:
• FMC / VITA 57 mezzanine module
• Dual 8-bit, 3GS/s National Semiconductor ADC083000 ADCs
• Maximum sample rate 3GS/s per channel
• Maximum analog input bandwidth per channel 3 GHz
• Supports trigger input and multi-board synchronization
Pricing for ADC512 starts at $7,565 US. Availability is Q2, 2009.
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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the defense and aerospace industry’s most comprehensive and experienced single source for rugged embedded computing solutions. Our complete portfolio of products includes processing, data communications, digital signal processing, video and graphics, recording and storage, analog acquisition and reconstruction, radar and integrated subsystems. All our quality products are architected with the most advanced technology for a rugged environment and are enhanced by services such as life cycle management and custom engineering. As part of the Motion Control division of Curtiss-Wright, our focus on engineering excellence is based on more than a century of innovation that includes some of the most important advancements in aviation pioneered by our founders, Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright. For more information about Curtiss-Wright visit www.cwcembedded.com.
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