Model 71664 is a member of Pentekís Cobalt family of XMC modules based on the Xilinx Virtex-6 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). Designed as a multichannel, high-speed data converter, it uses programmable digital downconverters (DDCs) and its PCIExpress output supports the VITA 49.0 Radio Transport (VRT) standard. The 71664 is suitable for connection to HF or IF ports of a communications or radar system. The built-in data-capture feature offers users a platform for developing and deploying custom FPGA-processing intellectual property (IP). The system includes four analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and four banks of memory. In addition†to†supporting PCI Express Gen. 2, the Model 71664 includes a general-purpose connector for application-specific I/O. Pentekís Cobalt architecture organizes the FPGA as a container for data-processing applications in which each function exists as an IP module. For applications that require specialized function, users can integrate their own IP with the Pentek factory-installed functions or use the GateFlow kit to completely replace the†Pentek IP with their own. The Virtex-6 FPGA site can be populated with two different FPGAs (LX240T or SX315T) to match†the specific requirements of the processing task.
- Complete radar and software radio interface solution
- PCIe output supports VITA 49.0 VITA Radio Transport (VRT) Standard
- Supports Xilinx Virtex-6 LXT and SXT FPGAs
- Four 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
- Four multiband DDCs
- Multiboard programmable beamformer