FPGA mezzanine card offers higher analog sampling rates and improved SNR

08-06-2021 |
Abaco systems
Subsidies and systems

Abaco Systems has released in its portfolio the FMC165 FPGA Mezzanine Card, which allows higher analog sampling rates, improved SNR and improved synchronization processes on many boards from earlier generations. Favorable for direct spectrum conversion applications, including radar / sonar, software-defined radio and ultra-wideband digital satellite receivers for defense solutions, medical equipment, space and space technology.

The device can be combined with any FMC / FMC + compatible media in an air-cooled configuration and in an air-cooled or conductive cooling environment with the company’s FPGA carrier cards. This new card provides flexible control of the clock source via serial communication buses and is equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring, allowing 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 device extends the life cycle of the existing FMC160 product by upgrading the technology. The addition of the Texas Instruments ADC32RF4x ADC increases the sampling rate and dynamic range, increasing the analog input capabilities relative to the current product to increase customer productivity.

According to Pete Thompson, vice president of product management at Abaco Systems, “We are committed to delivering products that meet the new challenges our customers bring us, especially in emerging military environments, and FMC165 is achieving its goal. Abaco is at the forefront of innovation and offers a mature product upgrade to meet the new requirements for the specific needs of our customers. “