The FMC form factor has provided a quantum leap in productivity for companies performing the design and integration of complex data acquisition and signal processing systems
Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
4DSP announced today the release of two new FPGA Mezzanine Cards (FMC – VITA 57.1) for multi-channel data acquisition and high speed signal processing and recording. The FMC168 is a digitizer FMC featuring eight ADC channels with 16-bit resolution and 250 Mega samples per second sampling rate per channel. Using the newly released ADS42LB69 from Texas Instruments, the FMC168 offers an unparalleled level of performance for Software Defined Radio, beamforming and wireless communication infrastructure equipment.
The second released product, the FMC408, is a clock distribution FPGA Mezzanine Card with eight synchronized clock outputs and eight synchronized Pulse Per Second signals. Operating at frequencies up to 4GHz while preserving excellent jitter characteristics the FMC408 makes it possible to build high speed multi-channel solutions with ease.
“The FMC form factor has provided a quantum leap in productivity for companies performing the design and integration of complex data acquisition and signal processing systems” noted Justin Braun, Senior System Engineer at 4DSP in Austin. “The ability to reuse well proven FPGA carrier cards with high performance A/D and D/A off-the-shelf solutions simplifies firmware and software development while taking a lot of risk out of the integration cycle. This translates into shorter and more predictable schedules at a lower cost” he added.
The FMC408 combined with several FMC168 offers 64 fully synchronous A /D channels that can be enclosed in a single ruggedized chassis or 3U server. FMCs can be mounted on PCI-Express, VPX, CompactPCI or AMC FPGA carrier cards. With advances in FPGA device densities and signal processing capabilities on the latest Xilinx Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 platforms, it has become possible to process gigabytes of data real time and on-the-fly. When coupled with a high speed CPU and SSD array for storage, FMC based solutions offer the flexibility, DSP power, scalability and ruggedization levels associated with high end systems in the Telecommunications, Aerospace and Defense industries.
About 4DSP LLC
4DSP is an innovative company specializing in low power, low weight and compact FPGA based signal and image processing systems. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in the Netherlands, 4DSP is a developer of reconfigurable computers of advanced architecture which offer customers maximum flexibility and scalability. 4DSP's hardware platforms deliver unmatched performance for advanced digital signal processing (DSP) applications in embedded computing applications. More information about 4DSP can be found at http://www.4dsp.com.