Spectrum Announces New Ultra-High Speed 3.2 GSPS 12-bit ADC and FPGA Processing XMC Module

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The XMC-1151 provides ultra-high speed analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) at 12-bit 3.2 GSPS combined with high-density FPGA processing in a rugged, space-efficient XMC (VITA 42.3) module.

XMC-1151

Spectrum is excited to offer customers one of the industry's fastest available 12-bit ADCs combined with high-density FPGA processing.

Spectrum today announced the latest member of its family of analog I/O and processing modules, the XMC-1151. The XMC-1151 provides ultra-high speed analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) at 12-bit 3.2 GSPS combined with high-density FPGA processing in a rugged, space-efficient XMC (VITA 42.3) module. The XMC-1151 enables direct conversion of low-pass or bandpass analog or RF signals up to 1.6 GHz input bandwidth. This allows users to reduce overall system size, cost and power consumption for applications such as software defined radio (SDR), Electronic Support Measures (ESM), RADAR, and SIGINT.

“Spectrum is excited to offer customers one of the industry’s fastest available 12-bit ADCs combined with high-density FPGA processing,” said Douglas Fast, President of Spectrum. “The XMC-1151 satisfies our customers' need for an ultra-high bandwidth I/O and processing solution that is compact and modular enough to be deployed in a variety of applications in both benign and harsh environments.”

The XMC-1151 uses the latest 12-bit National Semiconductor ADC12D1600 device, which supports sampling rates of up to 1.6 GSPS when operated in dual-channel mode, or 3.2 GSPS in single-channel interleaved mode. The ADC is tightly coupled with a large Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA for high-bandwidth signal processing functions such as channelization, filtering, and demodulation.

Other notable features of the XMC-1151 include:

  • Up to 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • XMC (VITA 42.3) form factor
  • PCI Express x8 Gen 2 supporting up to 4 GB/sec to host carrier
  • Rugged, conduction-cooled or air-cooled format
  • Multi-board synchronization for phase-coherent sampling applications such as beam forming, direction finding, emitter location and SIGINT
  • General purpose digital I/O including user-configurable high-speed serial links
  • For a full listing of features and specifications, visit the XMC-1151 product page

The XMC-1151 is compatible with third party single-board computers (SBC) and host carriers that support XMC (VITA 42.3) modules. Spectrum’s quicComm™ software suite enables users to rapidly integrate systems with other Spectrum modules, carrier boards and SBCs. The XMC-1151 is also available with different FPGA options (LX130T to SX475T), and ruggedization levels including extended temperature and conduction cooling. A 3U OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) version of this module is also planned.

Call us today at 1.800.663.8986 to order. For more information, visit http://www.spectrumsignal.com.

ABOUT SPECTRUM SIGNAL PROCESSING BY VECIMA
Spectrum Signal Processing designs and builds board and system-level hardware solutions for demanding signal and video processing applications. Spectrum combines high-performance data acquisition (RF, analog and digital I/O) and reconfigurable signal and video processing hardware with its best-in-class support and engineering services to enable customers to rapidly develop and then deploy their products and systems. Spectrum has worked with both commercial and military customers worldwide to develop and deliver solutions optimized for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), video, military (MILCOM) communications and satellite communications (SATCOM) markets. For more information on Spectrum and its products, please visit http://www.spectrumsignal.com. Spectrum is part of Vecima Networks Inc and its products are designed and manufactured in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. See http://www.vecima.com for more information on Vecima.

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