FPGA mezzanine card – Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

Abaco Systems announces the release of the FMC165 FPGA Mezzanine Card to its portfolio, offering higher analog sampling rates, improved signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and improved synchronization processes on many earlier-generation boards. Useful in direct spectrum conversion applications such as radar / sonar, software-defined radio and ultra-wideband satellite digital receivers for defense, electronic warfare, medical equipment, aerospace and test instrument solutions.

The FMC165 can be integrated with any FMC / FMC + compatible media in an air-cooled configuration and in an air-cooled or conductive cooling environment with Abaco FPGA carrier cards. This new card allows flexible control of the clock via serial communication buses and is equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring, offering several shutdown modes to turn off unused functions to reduce power consumption at the system level.

Recognizing the demand for innovative approaches to existing products, the FMC165 extends the life cycle of the existing FMC160 product with a technological upgrade. The addition of the TI (Texas Instruments) ADC32RF4x Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) provides an increase in sampling rate and dynamic range, improving analog input capabilities over existing products to increase customer productivity.

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