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Pentek Cobalt Analog I/O with Virtex-6 FPGA




pentek cobalt virtex-6 analog io cards
Pentek
Pentek's Virtex-6 FPGA based family of XMC, PCIe & cPCI cards (for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing), provide a range of analog front end features delivering excellent dynamic range and input/output bandwidth for signal intelligence, radar and beamforming applications.

The memory architecture is modular, giving users a choice of memory types. Applications requiring deep, fast memory can choose the DDR3. Other applications requiring simultaneous read/write access can choose QDRII+. For ultimate flexibility, a mixture of both memory types is available.

PCI Express (Gen 2.0) is used as the primary control and data streaming interface. With lane widths upto x8, data can be moved on and off the board at rates up to 2GB/sec (full duplex). Such rates are invaluable for moving the full bandwidth, multi-channel data required in many applications. With dual XMC connectors, the module can support additional protocols, like Aurora, or Serial RapidIO on the second connector. This is ideal for applications that require high-speed board-to-board communication paths while still maintaining the PCIe interface.

As with previous Pentek products the modules feature high-speed ADC/DAC channels linked to FPGAs which can implement Digital Down Conversion (DDC). Customers who want an off-the-shelf solution can buy the product with a DDC core pre-loaded into the FPGA. Alternatively, customers can write their own FPGA code and download it to the board using the Gateflow FPGA Design Kit.

  • Virtex 6 (LX130T, LX240T or SX315T)
  • Modular memory (DDR3 SDRAM/QDRII+ SRAM)
  • PCIe (Gen 2.0) upto x8
  • LVDS connections to V6 FPGA for custom I/O
  • Multiboard analog clock synchronisation
The XMC (Model 716XX) card is used as the base module and is listed in the table below. PCIe, cPCI and AMC form factors are supported through the use of an appropriate Pentek carrier card.


XMC, PCIe & cPCI (Virtex-6 FPGA)

Product Name
Description

Product Name: Model 71620

Description

3ch ADC, 16 bit, 200MHz + 2ch DAC, 16 bit, 800MHz

Product Name: Model 71621

Description

3ch ADC, 16 bit, 200MHz (with 3 x Multiband DDC) + 2ch DAC, 16 bit, 800MHz

Product Name: Model 71630

Description

1ch ADC, 12 bit, 1GHz + 1ch DAC, 16 bit, 1GHz

Product Name: Model 71640

Description

1ch ADC, 12 bit, 3.6GHz OR 2ch ADC, 16 bit, 1.8GHz

Product Name: Model 71641

Description

1ch ADC, 12 bit, 3.6GHz OR 2ch ADC, 16 bit, 1.8GHz (with Programmable 1 or 2 channel DDC)

Product Name: Model 71650

Description

2ch ADC, 12 bit, 500MHz + 2ch DAC, 16 bit, 800MHz

Product Name: Model 71651

Description

2ch ADC, 12 bit, 500MHz + 2ch DAC, 16 bit, 800MHz (Two multiband DDCs)

Product Name: Model 71660

Description

4ch ADC, 16 bit, 200MHz

Product Name: Model 71661

Description

4ch ADC, 16 bit, 200MHz (with 4 x Multiband DDC)

Product Name: Model 71662

Description

4ch ADC, 16 bit, 200MHz (with 32 Channel DDC)

Product Name: Model 71663

Description

4ch ADC, 16 bit, 200MHz (with 1100 Channel DDC, Complete GSM channelizer with analog IF interface)

Product Name: Model 71664

Description

4ch ADC, 16 bit, 200MHz (Digital down converter (DDC), interpolation and beamforming IP, VITA 49 Radio Transport protocol engine)

Product Name: Model 71670

Description

4ch DAC, 16 bit, 1.25GHz (with 4 Channel DUC)

Product Name: Model 71671

Description

4ch DAC, 16 bit, 1.25GHz (with 4 Channel DUC), Extended interpolation range from 2x to 1,048,576x

Product Name: Model 71690

Description

L-Band RF Tuner with 2ch 200 MHz A/D