Digitizer boards have what it takes for high channel count signal processing

Ultra-wideband requires getting the real-world signals into and out of the front-end processors with minimal latency and maximum signal integrity. The Triton V-5 from combines ultra-fast and channels with three Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, while the company’s Orion V-5 boasts twin ADCs with three Virtex-5s. Each board is designed around the ANSI/VITA 41 VXS 6U form factor, which marries the best of industry-standard serial fabrics with interoperable board designs. VITA is the trade consortium that created the Mezzanine Card (FMC) standard, which is now becoming popular on Xilinx reference designs and mezzanine modules. The Triton V-5 features a 10-bit, 2.2 GSps ADC and one 12-bit, 3.0 GSps DAC feeding into the company’s QuiXilica-V5 architecture, delivering 2,336 DSP slices with 1.3 TeraMAC/s of signal processing. The board is ideal for signal jamming, range rate calculations, or data mining. Based on the Euvis MD653D noninterpolating DAC and the E2V AT84AS008 ADC, the board has a common clock but allows multiboard clock synchronization. Using two Euvis MD653D DACs with a 4 GHz bandwidth, the Orion-V5 has similar DSP performance and includes an AC-coupled output that can be single-ended or differential. TEK Microsystems www.tekmicro.com RSC# 41847

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