Abaco: wideband low latency FMC module offers leading ADC and DAC functionality

Abaco announced the FMC172 Wideband Low Latency FMC Module. Designed for customers developing advanced embedded computing applications in electronic warfare, digital radar, wide band receivers and wireless communications SDR among others, it brings industry leading ADC and DAC functionality on a single card.

The FMC172 is based on the latest high-performance ADC device from Texas Instruments and DAC devices from E2V. It is the fastest ADC Abaco offers with LVDS interfaces, delivering up to 6.4 GSPS ADC on a single channel (or two channels @ 3.2 GSPS) and up to 6.0 GSPS DAC, making it among the fastest low-latency devices available on the market. The combination of the FMC172’s >6.0 GHz bandwidth, its high sample rate and low latency is ideal for advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) systems. The FMC172’s level of analog I/O performance is key to advanced multi-channel receivers.

When paired with Abaco’s state-of-the-art FPGA carrier cards such as the VP889 or VP869, the FMC172 gives customers the platform to solve some of the most difficult challenges when designing modern DSP systems.

The FMC172 allows flexible control of clock source, sampling frequency, and calibration through I2C communication. The ADC has individual calibration circuits for fine-tuning of gain, offset, and phase. The card is equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring and offers several power-down modes to switch off unused functions or protect the card from overheating.

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