Electronic Design

Receiver/Exciter Module Keeps Troops And Assets Safe

Deployable in harsh environments, the SPR870A 3U VPX wideband digital receiver/exciter module handles real-time processing in radar, ISR, and other high performance applications such as troop and asset safety. Fully rugged and conduction-cooled, the module is capable of digitizing analog input signals from below 50 MHz to over 1.5 GHz using a dual channel 10-bit ADC and two 12-bit DACs and recreating analog output waveforms over a similar frequency range. In near real time, the ADC input pass band is 10 MHz to 3 GHz (3 dB) to allow for second Nyquist applications. An open source Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA is on board as well as up to four banks of DDR3 SDRAM. A second Virtex-6 provides a Gen 2 PCI Express interface to the system controller. GE FANUC INTELLIGENT PLATFORMS, Charlottesville, VA. (434) 978-5000.

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