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ADI unveils rapid prototyping kit

13 Nov 2014

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 AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ

Analog Devices Inc. developed a rapid prototyping kit that simplifies wide-dynamic-range GSPS data converter-to-FPGA (field-programmable gate arrays) connectivity.

Digital and analogue designers can use the AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ Rapid Prototyping Kit to quickly prototype the high-speed JEDEC JESD204B SerDes (serialiser/de-serialiser) GSPS data converter-to-FPGA interface on major FPGA platforms, including Xilinx's UltraScale FPGA and Zynq All Programmable SoC devices for radar, instrumentation, wireless radio and other data acquisition applications.

"The AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ FMC module offers Xilinx customers up to 2GHz of usable analogue bandwidth with a JESD204B interface for rapidly prototyping a variety of wideband RF applications that demand the high DSP performance available in Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs and Zynq All Programmable SoC devices," said Tom Hill, senior manager, DSP Solutions at Xilinx. "For this reason, Xilinx selected this module for our upcoming Kintex UltraScale DSP kit."

The AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ is a prototyping system in an FMC form factor for verifying hardware and processing algorithms and rapidly moving from prototype to production in order to reduce the time and risk associated with designing wideband RF signal processing systems. Its performance, bandwidth and integrated functionality allow designers to achieve better signal acquisition in congested RF environments over a wider bandwidth than ever before with the industry's best dynamic range and noise performance.

In addition, it EBZ provides tested reference designs including ultra-high-speed data converters, driver amplifiers, clocks and power management ICs. Also included are HDL (hardware description language) code, device drivers, an eye analyser tool and online support at ADI's EngineerZone online technical support community.

The AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ Rapid Prototyping Kit includes an on-board AD9680 dual-channel, 14bit, 1GSPS, A/D converter. When converting a 1GHz input, the A/D converter achieves spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) performance of 80dBc and 61.4dBFS signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) while consuming 1.65W of total power per channel.

The D/A converter in the kit is the 4-channel, 16bit, 2.8GSPS, AD9144, of which two channels are accessed on the board. It features 82dBc SFDR and a maximum sample rate of 2.8GSPS, permitting multi-carrier generation up to the Nyquist frequency.

The AD9523-1 low-jitter clock generator provides a low-power, multi-output, clock distribution function with low jitter performance, along with an on-chip PLL and VCO with two VCO dividers.




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