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PMC ADC Module Features High Resolution, Bandwidth

The ICS-1556B is a four-channel, 400-MHz, 14-bit analog-to-digital converter in the PMC format. The module targets demanding communication applications such as software-defined radio, signal intelligence, digital receivers, and tactical communications, where it is important to convert analog data to digital information as close to real-time as possible. The device also includes an on-board Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T FPGA to allow users to develop their own front-end signal processing functionality and execute it at high speed on the board, maximizing overall system-level performance. As signal processing becomes increasingly mission-critical, it is becoming vital to process as much raw incoming data as possible at the front end, close to the receiving antenna, freeing the back end processor to perform high-speed interpretation of the data. The ICS-1556B allows users to do this with its four 14-bit ADCs sampling synchronously at frequencies up to 400 MHz, and a fast (64-bit/133-MHz) PCI-X interface. The powerful signal processing capability provided by the FPGA allows the user to perform standard functions such as wideband digital down conversion, FFTs, and time stamping—or to implement any other required functionality. GE FANUC INTELLIGENT PLATFORMS, Charlottesville, VA. (781) 401-7700.


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