The Curtiss-Wright FMC-516 quad channel 250 MSPS 16-bit ADC (Analog to digital converter) FMC FPGA mezzanine card provides the low latency, high-performance functionality necessary for applications such as signal intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW) and radar (including beamforming).
- Number of Channels: 4
- Resolution: 16b
- Maximum Sampling Frequency: 250MSPS
- Input Bandwidth (3dB): up to 500 MHz
- Ruggedization: Air and conduction-cooled
- Signal Intelligence (SIGINT)
- Electronic Warfare (EW)/li>
FMC-516 Quad 250MSPS 16b ADC FMC
The FMC-516 provides the low latency, high-performance functionality necessary for applications such as signal intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW) and radar (including beamforming) through the density, speed and resolution of data delivered to the FPGA host through the FMC-516. The FMC (VITA 57) specification allows I/O devices to be directly coupled to a host FPGA. This makes the FMC516 an ideal digital receiver front end. On the FMC-516, the four ADC devices connect through the high bandwidth FMC connector to an FPGA-based host board which maximizes data throughput and minimizes latency.
The FMC-516, available in rugged air and conduction-cooled variations, can be synchronized with multiple FMC-516 modules to provide coherent sampling for a scalable solution. The FMC-516 supports an onboard programmable sample clock generator as well as an external reference input. Multiple FMC-516 boards can be synchronized to increase the number of input channels through the use of trigger input/output signals directly under the control of the FPGA. The FMC-516 can be used on platforms like Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions CHAMP-WB or CHAMP-FX4.
Curtiss-Wright’s FusionXF development kit includes software, HDL and utilities with examples and infrastructure for using the FMC-516 on each supported host.