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VMETRO upgrades analog performance of 1.5GSPS ADC XMC module

Houston, Tex.—VMETRO announced an improved analog performance high-speed analog input XMC module with the latest generation Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA. The AD1520 is a dual-channel 1.5GSPS ADC XMC/PMC module.

The analog input of the AD1520 uses a National Semiconductor ADC08D1520 8-bit converter that is directly connected to either a Virtex-5 SX95T, LX110T or LX155T FPGA back-end. This combination of high-speed analog input and high-performance FPGA processing is ideal for demanding real-time applications such as Electronic Warfare (EW), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), Radar and Telecommunications.

The AD1520 board shows typical performance characteristics of 7.4 ENOB, 61 dBc SFDR and 47 db SNR at 373 MHz. The full power input bandwidth extends to beyond 2GHz. All of these metrics improve upon the AD1500 and across the input spectrum.

The AD1520 has LVPECL trigger input and output connections along with sample clock input and general purpose I/Os on the front panel. This connectivity allows the AD1520 to be operated in a range of modes, including multi-board synchronous sampling. A companion product, the XCLK1 clock generator PMC/XMC card, can be used to generate low skew, minimal jitter clock signals to the ADC boards and coordinate multi-board synchronization.

Pricing: Starts at $11,430.
Availability: In XMC and PMC form factors, for air and conduction-cooled environments.
Datasheet: Click here.

VMETRO Inc., www.vmetro.com

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