Maxim's high-speed data acquisition system speeds time to market

September 17, 2014

Toni_McConnel-September 17, 2014

FPGA engineers can quickly evaluate and validate their FPGA-based control systems using the high-speed MAXREFDES74# 18-bit data acquisition system (DAS) reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

The MAXREFDES74# DAS provides an 18-bit acquisition analog input and output front end for applications demanding high precision and high-speed data conversion based on FPGA digital processing. The MAXREFDES74# plugs directly into a standard FPGA I/O expansion (FMC) and is fully equipped with complete hardware, firmware for Zynq FPGAs, Maxim’s easy-to-use PC-GUI, and Gerber files. The online GUI tool displays the performance of the signal chain and eliminates the need for scopes or other equipment to generate and analyze waveforms, greatly simplifying the evaluation and validation phase.

The MAXREFDES74# is a ready-made solution for analog inputs and outputs built for FPGA-based systems. It is flexible and applicable for a wide range of industrial and medical applications, including test and measurement, instrumentation, industrial automation and process control markets.

Key Advantages

  • High performance proven design and GUI simplifies system validation, calibration, and data analysis, offering a complete solution to optimize performance. 
  • Pin compatible 16- or 18-bit signal path ICs provide the ability to tune designs for a variety of FPGA systems in different applications.
  • 16- and 18-bit solutions provide excellent precision and accuracy; an integrated fast SAR data converter enables high speed data conversion.

The board is available for $95 at Maxim's website and select franchised distributors. Evaluation software, GUI, and Gerber files are provided free with the board.

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