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.
Responding to the accelerating trend towards wider
bandwidth multi-channel receivers in modern radar systems, Abaco
Systems 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
The FMC134 is built with expandability in mind.
It supports FMC stacking, giving customers the ability to take
signals for the possibility of up to eight ADC channels on a single
FMC site at 3.2GSPS or four channels at 6.4GSPS.
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.”
FMC134 includes two reference outputs and an external trigger input for multi-board