- May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016 ‚îÄ Pentek, Inc., introduced two FlexorSets featuring the Texas Instruments (TI) ADC32RF45 dual 14-bit 3 GSPS A/D converter. The FlexorSet Model 5973-320 for 3U VPX and Model 7070-320 for PCIe consist of the Flexor Model 3320 configurable 2-Channel A/D and 2-Channel D/A FMC installed on either of two carriers. The carriers contain Pentek FPGA intellectual property (IP) for A/D acquisition and D/A waveform generation, matching the features of the FMC.
The Model 3320 FMC front end accepts two analog RF or IF inputs on front panel connectors into a Texas Instruments ADC32RF45 dual A/D converter with built-in multiband DDCs..
On the output side, the Texas Instruments DAC39J84 D/A converter accepts baseband real or complex data streams from the FPGA. Each stream then passes through digital interpolation and upconversion stages before delivery to the D/A at sampling rates up to 2.8 GSPS.
Users can select from three selectable conversion profiles to match the requirements of a wide range of applications. Profiles include A/D and D/A sample rates, bits of resolution, as well as digital downconverter and digital upconverter modes. Both models offer native x8 PCIe Gen .3 system interfaces, delivering peak rates of up to 8 GB/sec.
FlexorSet carriers offer a choice of Virtex-7 FPGAs to match the specific requirements of the processing task. Optional LVDS connections to the FPGA provide custom I/O for flexible platform configuration. Optional optical interfaces for FPGA gigabit serial links offer fast connections between boards and systems. The 3U VPX Model 5973-320 supports these optical links through VITA 66.4 backplane connectors.
Both FlexorSets come pre-configured with a suite of built-in functions for data acquisition, time tagging and waveform generation, all tailored for the FMC and carrier. This IP enables high performance capture and delivery of data to provide an ideal turn-key signal interface for radar, communications and general data acquisition applications, eliminating the FMC/carrier integration effort typically left to the user.
FlexorSet presents system integrators with an ideal development and deployment platform for custom IP.