Eight New FMC Boards Offer Up to 5 Gig Samples/Sec

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The release of eight new analog-to-digital / digital-to-analog boards based on the FPGA mezzanine card standard (FMC) has been announced by 4DSP, LLC.

These latest 4DSP FMC boards are based on the new open industry standard developed by a consortium of companies working through the ANSI/VITA organizations, as defined in the ANSI/VITA 57.1 2008 specification. FMC modules are designed to connect to FMC compliant carrier cards in the CompactPCI, VPX or PCI express form factors.

“Xilinx played a leading role in the creation of the VITA-57 standard and has adopted it in the development boards shipping in our Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGA development kits,” commented Raj Seelam, senior manager, Xilinx Platform Solutions. “We believe the FMC standard makes it much easier for customers to create prototyping or production systems leveraging the FPGA’s inherent flexibility and expandability. We are gratified to see that our Alliance Program member, 4DSP, has enthusiastically adopted the FMC standard to make these cards part of their product line. Their design expertise for high performance DSP systems is of great value to users or Xilinx FPGAs,” added Raj.

The 4DSP FMC Series cards provide a large range of bit-width and sample rates. Unique features include a user selectable option to have data sampled by an internal clock source (optionally locked to an external reference) or use an externally supplied sample clock. A trigger input for customized sampling control is also available. I/O connections are on the front panel as per VITA 57.1. Cascading multiple FMC boards for synchronized high channel count is possible.

Equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring the 4DSP Series FMC cards have several power-down modes to switch off un-used functions to reduce system level power and heat. These features are well suited for software defined radio (SDR) and similar applications where battery or other low-power sources are required. The 4DSP Series of FMC cards are ideal for man-pack, ground mobile vehicles, UAVs and other airborne applications where limited power sources effect mission range and on-station mission time. The boards are also available with Mil-I-46058c compliant conformal coating for hostile environmental applications.

The following products make up the new range of eight 4DSP analog-to-digital / digital-to-analog boards based on the FPGA Mezzanine Card Standard:

  • Model No. FMC103 = 4-Channel 210 Msps @ 12-bit FMC-LPC A/D Converter Board
  • Model No. FMC104 = 4-Channel 250 Msps @ 14-bit FMC-LPC A/D Converter Board
  • Model No. FMC107 = 8-Channel 65 Msps @ 12-bit FMC-LPC A/D Converter Board
  • Model No. FMC108 = 8-Channel 250 Msps @ 14-bit FMC-HPC A/D Converter Board
  • Model No. FMC110 = 2 Channel 1 Gsps @ 12-bit A/D and 2 Channel 1 Gsps @ 16-bit D/A FMC-LPC Converter Board
  • Model No. FMC122 = 1-Channel 2.50 Gsps @ 8-bit and 2-Channel 1.25 Gsps @ 8-bit FMC-HPC Converter Board
  • Model No. FMC125 = Quad Channel Tri-Mode 8-bit A/D: 1.25 Gsps - 2.5 Gsps - 5.0 Gsps FMC-HPC Converter Board
  • Model No. FMC126 = Quad Channel Tri-Mode 10-bit A/D: 1.25 Gsps / 2.5 Gsps / 5.0 Gsps FMC-HPC Converter Board

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Douglas Sherrod, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Tel. +1 (775) 233-5784 Fax. +1 (775) 473-9928
E-mail: sales(at)4dsp(dot)com Web: http://www.4dsp.com
4DSP, LLC, 955 South Virginia St, Suite 214, Reno, NV 89502, USA

Erik Barhorst,
Tel. +31-172-782-190 Fax. +31-172-891-261
E-mail: saleseurope(at)4dsp(dot)com Web: http://www.4dsp.com
4DSP BV, Ondernemingsweg 66f, 2404HN, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

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More technical information about the FMC VITA 57.1 Standard can be found at http://www.vita.com/fmc.html.

Information on Xilinx Evaluation Kits is available from http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards_kits/fmc.htm

For more specific technical information about 4DSP’s FMC Series of products go to the following web link: http://www.4dsp.com/fmc_list.php or alternatively, email 4DSP, Inc. at sales@4dsp.com or call (775) 997-2089

About 4DSP, LLC
4DSP is an innovative hardware, software and VHDL IP Core manufacturer specializing in low-power, low-weight and compact FPGA based signal and image processing systems. Headquartered in Reno Nevada, USA with offices in the Netherlands, 4DSP is a developer of VHDL arithmetic based reconfigurable computers (FPGAs) of advanced architecture which offer customers maximum flexibility and scalability. 4DSP offers customer build-to-spec hardware and VHDL systems that deliver unmatched performance for a broad range of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) applications for video image processing, software defined radio (SDR), RADAR and many more real-time embedded applications.


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