Electronic Design

VME A/D Board Drives Dual PowerPC FPGAs

Analog Devices' 210-MHz AD9430 feeds a pair of Xilinx Virtex II Pro FPGAs on Pentek's 6U 6821. Each FPGA incorporates a pair of PowerPC 405 cores. The FPGAs and quad processors can process the analog input and deliver it to front- or rear-panel, low-voltage differential buses. Multiboard support is possible with a front-panel trigger input. Each FPGA has access to its own 128 Mbytes of RAM. Pentek's GateFlow libraries, such as the Wideband Digital Receiver IP Core 422, support the system. Pricing starts at $7595.


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