Abaco Brings Greater Bandwidth to Leading Edge Radar Applications with New High Performance FMC+ Direct RF Conversion Module


 

• FMC134 can operate as 4-channel 3.2GSPS or 2-channel 6.4GSPS analog RF to digital converter • Total maximum transfer rate of 200 Gigabits/second • Fully compliant with VITA 57.4 standard for compatibility, interoperability.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— June 12 2017 Responding to the accelerating trend towards wider bandwidth multi-channel receivers in modern radar systems, Abaco Systems today announced the FMC134 FMC+ FPGA Mezzanine Card Direct RF Conversion Module. It brings industry-leading ADC performance and density: the card can operate as a 4-channel receiver at 3.2GSPS or a 2-channel receiver at 6.4GSPS. Using 16 of the available 32 high speed JESD204B lanes, the FMC134 is capable of a total maximum transfer rate of 200 Gigabits/second. Unlike some alternative solutions, it is fully compliant with the VITA 57.4 standard, providing customers with the assurance of compatibility and interoperability across different FPGA carriers.

The critical I/O functionality provided by the FMC134 adds further strength and capability to Abaco’s growing mission ready systems offering.

The FMC134 is ideally suited for applications including traditional and bi-static radar; multi-channel radar; digital beamforming; wideband receivers; wireless communication SDR; and signals intelligence receivers.

The FMC134 is built with expandability in mind. It supports FMC stacking, giving customers the ability to take advantage of unused signals for the possibility of up to eight ADC channels on a single FMC site at 3.2GSPS or four channels at 6.4GSPS.

JESD204B devices offer customers significant benefits in terms of low power consumption, high performance and small form factor. However: development timelines can be extended. To address this challenge, Abaco provides the JESD204B core as part of the FMC134 board support package, and this works out of the box when used in combination with an Abaco FPGA carrier card - saving customers extensive integration time and effort.

 “The FMC134 extends our leadership in rugged data acquisition solutions and reflects our commitment to bringing the newest technology to our customers with state-of-the-art analog I/O technology combined with the latest high performance COTS standard form factors,” said Mrinal Iyengar, Vice President, Product Management at Abaco Systems. “Pairing the FMC134 with our industry-leading FPGA carrier cards - such as the VP880 or VP868 - gives our customers the platform to solve some of the most difficult challenges in modern DSP systems.”

The FMC134 includes two reference outputs and an external trigger input for multi-board synchronization.

For more information:

Product page

Datasheet

 

About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We deliver and support open modular solutions developed to upgrade and enhance the growing data, analytics, communications and sensor processing capabilities of our target applications. This, together with our 800+ professionals’ unwavering focus on our customers’ success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com

4DSP

 

4DSP Updates its Industry-Leading FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) Line with the FMC216, 16-channel D/A card

October 13, 2015

Austin, TX - 4DSP today announced the release of a new FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC – VITA 57.1) for high-speed waveform generation. The FMC216 provides sixteen 16-bit D/A channel at 312.5Msps (interpolated to 2.5Gsps). The design is based on Texas Instruments DAC39J84 Digital-to-Analog converter. As the only conduction-cooled capable module in this frequency range, the FMC216 provides high-performance analog outputs and, when combined with FPGAs and DSPs, offers an excellent solution for demanding real-time, embedded applications in the communications, defense, and medical industries. It is especially well-suited for low-power aerospace applications where the highest level of performance is required while ensuring that mission range is not affected.

“4DSP continues to lead the embedded computing market with the broadest portfolio and the greatest range of capabilities offered in the FMC form factor,” said Peter Kortekaas, Director of Engineering at 4DSP’s Austin headquarters. “Our customers often push silicon devices to the limit, so we focus on boards designed for maximum performance while providing reference designs and development tools that mitigate risk in the system development and integration cycle,” he added.

The FMC216 can be clocked by either an internal clock source (optionally locked to an external reference) or an externally supplied sample clock. In addition, a trigger input for customized sampling control is available. It has a high-pin count (HPC) connector, front panel I/O, and can be used in a conduction-cooled environment. The analog signals are DC-coupled. Flexible control of clock source is possible through serial communication busses.

More details about this product can be found on the following page:
FMC216

Features

  • 16-channel D/A 16-bit 312.5Msps
  • VITA 57.1-2010 compliant
  • Single-ended, DC-coupled analog signals
  • Breakout cable with SMA connectors available from the front panel
  • Clock source, sampling frequency through SPI communication busses
  • Flexible clock tree enables:
    • Onboard VCO
    • External reference clock
    • External sampling clock
  • Power-down modes to switch off unused functions for system power savings
  • Mil-I-46058c Conformal Coating available (optional)
  • HPC – High Pin Count Connector
  • JESD204B signaling

Applications

  • Direct RF Up-conversion
  • Software defined radio (SDR)
  • RADAR/SONAR Electronic Warfare
  • Wideband satellite transmitter
  • Medical equipment
  • Aerospace and test instrumentation

Board Support Package

  • 4FM GUI offers multiple functions including the ability to monitor voltage and temperature; perform memory tests; measure the PCIe bandwidth; update FPGA firmware; and access StellarIP
  • StellarIP available for this product. It offers a simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation.
  • Data analyzer makes it possible to display digitized data real time
  • User Manual
  • Performance Report
  • Support provided on 4DSP's support forum private boards
  • Reference designs available for multiple FPGA carriers

Sales Contacts:

USA / International
Michael Brown
Tel. +1 (800) 816-1751 Fax. +1 (775) 473-9928
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4DSP LLC, 310
1 Bee Caves Road, Suite 350, Austin, TX 78746, USA

Europe
Erik Barhorst
Tel. +31-172-749749 Fax. +31-172-891-261
E-mail: Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它 Web: www.4dsp.com
4DSP BV, Ondernemingsweg 66f, 2404HN, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

About 4DSP LLC

4DSP is an innovative Austin, Texas-based corporation dedicated to the design and manufacture of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) board-level electronics, FPGA Intellectual Property (IP Core), and system level solutions. With the most advanced digitizers and FPGA-based products, 4DSP has a reputation for delivering high-performance DSP solutions for the specific embedded computing requirements of Military, Aerospace, Biomedical and Chemical Science applications. As an AS9100 certified company, 4DSP excels at providing solutions that make an impact in both the lab and the field. More information about 4DSP can be found at http://www.4dsp.com.

4DSP FMC216
 
4DSP FMC216
 
 



 

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4DSP

 

4DSP Introduces Xilinx SDAccel Support and UltraScale FPGA Performance for Its Compact Embedded System

May 26, 2015

Austin, TX - 4DSP today announced two new additions to its Compact Embedded System (CES) line. The CES820 and the ruggedized CESCC820 variant both feature an upgraded Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA and support for the new SDAccel development environment. These standalone, small form factor systems are complete and generic processing platforms for data acquisition, signal processing, and communication. The powerful UltraScale FPGA provides a flexible processing backbone for interfacing to the FMC site, CPU, and external DDR3 SDRAM, with plenty of room left over for high-performance digital signal processing.

“Our continuing focus on building complimentary products for our industry-leading FMC line has been validated yet again with the successful introduction of the CES820,” said Richard Gary, 4DSP Sales Manager. “From our discussions with key customers, we know that these products have received tremendous interest. They offer high-end data acquisition and processing in small, ruggedized form factors, making them ideal for an incredible number of applications in both the lab and the field.”

The CES820 enclosure measures about five inches per side and weighs less than 1 Kg. Designed with Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) in mind, this system provides a quad-core, low-power Atom CPU that is tightly coupled to the UltraScale FPGA and FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC – VITA 57.1). The CES820 is ideal for development and prototyping purposes. It can serve as a customizable standalone lab computer and instrument or as a deployed embedded solution. The ruggedized CESCC820 version features a slightly larger, more robust, and vibration-resistant chassis which offers conduction cooling and space for additional FMC modules. It optionally offers a dual 10Gb Ethernet port for high-bandwidth applications in the military and aerospace markets. These characteristics give the CESCC820 I/O versatility and flexible functionality while enabling the system to be deployed in a wider range of demanding environments.

The CES820 and CESCC820 systems are the first 4DSP products to support the revolutionary Xilinx SDAccel development environment, opening up new algorithm acceleration possibilities for low-power digital signal processing applications. “With SDAccel, Xilinx has introduced the first architecturally optimizing compiler for OpenCL, C, and C++, enabling software engineers to dynamically program the functionality they need inside of the FPGA,” said Yousef Khalilollahi, Senior Director, Aerospace and Defense, Xilinx. “Combined with SDAccel, the 4DSP CES820 and CESCC820 deliver high-level programmability for anti-jamming, compression, encryption, high-performance signal processing in communication signal analysis, and other advanced Aerospace & Defense applications.”

FMCs for the CES820 and CESCC820 can be selected from 4DSP’s extensive and diverse portfolio or from a third-party vendor. The 4DSP Board Support Package (BSP) and StellarIP firmware tool and library are included with these systems, allowing designers to jump into development with modular reference designs that exercise the systems’ capabilities and provide high-level interfaces and driver support.

More details about these products can be found here:
http://www.4dsp.com/CES820.php
http://www.4dsp.com/CES820CC.php

Features

System IO

  • HDMI
  • USB
  • eSATA (not available for ruggedized system)
  • 1Gb Ethernet
  • 2x 10Gb Ethernet (optional)
  • FMC HPC site
  • JTAG
  • PCIe communication between processor and FPGA
Processor - System Controller
  • Intel Atom Quad Core 1.91 GHz Processor
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 64GB SSD (2x 64GB SSD option available for ruggedized system)
  • Windows and Linux support
FPGA
  • Kintex UltraScale XCKU040
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • SDAccel support
Power
  • DC16V - 30V
Dimensions and Weight
  • CES820
    • 132 x 75 x 125 mm (WxHxD)
    • 0.86 Kg
  • CESCC820
    • Enclosure base – 148 x 163 mm (WxD)
    • Enclosure body – 121 x 163 mm (WxD)
    • Height - 100 mm
    • Weight – 3.0 Kg

Applications

  • Beamforming
  • Direction finding
  • Software defined radio (SDR)
  • Satellite communications systems
  • RADAR/SONAR Image Processor
  • RADAR & Radio Jamming
  • JPEG2000 Video Image Processors
  • Baseband Communications Transceivers
  • Multi-channel digital receivers
  • Up to 64M-point floating-point FFT processing
  • Event Processor & Recorder

Board Support Package

  • StellarIP is available for this product. It offers a simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation.
  • Board control and monitoring tools
  • Flash programming utility
  • Confidence tests
  • Host-side API
  • Software program example
  • Xilinx ISE projects
  • Test firmware and VHDL source code
  • Drivers for Windows and Linux
  • Embedded operating system options are available. Contact Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它 for more details.
  • Download the BSP datasheet for more information.

Sales Contacts:

USA / International
Michael Brown
Tel. +1 (800) 816-1751 Fax. +1 (775) 473-9928
E-mail: Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它 Web: www.4dsp.com
4DSP LLC, 310
1 Bee Caves Road, Suite 350, Austin, TX 78746, USA

Europe
Erik Barhorst
Tel. +31-172-749749 Fax. +31-172-891-261
E-mail: Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它 Web: www.4dsp.com
4DSP BV, Ondernemingsweg 66f, 2404HN, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

TAIWAN
Neil Wu
Tel. +886-3-579-0380 Fax. +886-3-579-0370
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About 4DSP LLC

4DSP is an innovative Austin, Texas-based corporation dedicated to the design and manufacture of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) board-level electronics, FPGA Intellectual Property (IP Core), and system level solutions. With the most advanced digitizers and FPGA-based products, 4DSP has a reputation for delivering high-performance DSP solutions for the specific embedded computing requirements of Military, Aerospace, Biomedical and Chemical Science applications. As an AS9100 certified company, 4DSP excels at providing solutions that make an impact in both the lab and the field. More information about 4DSP can be found at http://www.4dsp.com.

                   

4DSP CES820
 
4DSP CES820
4DSP CESCC820
4DSP CESCC820
 






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4DSP is AS9100C quality system certified, manufacturing exclusively in the United States and assuring the highest quality and shortest lead-times in the industry.

 

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