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The ICS-1572A is an ADC/DAC XMC transceiver module designed for the most demanding radar, signals intelligence, communications and test and measurement applications, it features 16-bit data acquisition at up to 250MHz and the latest Xilinx® Virtex™-6 FPGA to deliver unprecedented performance in a cost-effective, compact, lightweight form factor.

The ICS-1572A delivers speeds of up to 250MHz where typical 16-bit solutions are limited to frequencies of 200MHz or less. The ICS-1572A uses the latest generation FPGA from Xilinx, providing significantly more processing power than products based on earlier generations and reducing the load on the back-end processing engine.

The ICS-1572A provides two 16-bit ADCs sampling synchronously at frequencies up to 250MHz and two 16-bit DACs at up to 500MHz. The ADC input pass band is 4.5 to 800 MHz (3dB) to allow for under-sampling applications.

A Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA is provided for user-defined signal processing functions, giving greater capacity than previous generations; other Virtex-6 devices are available as options. The Virtex-6 device also provides a PCI Express® interface to the host system. Other protocols, such as  Serial RapidIO™ can be provided on request. The FPGA provides a powerful signal processing capability that can be loaded with standard functions such as wideband DDC, FFT and time stamping, or programmed by the user for any required function.

  • 2 Transformer-coupled Analog Inputs, 16-bits, Fs < 250MHz per channel
  • 2 Transformer-coupled Analog Outputs, 16-bits, Fs < 500MHz per channel
  • Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T User Programmable FPGA standard, other devices available as an option
  • PCIe x8 Master/Target Burst Mode DMA capable
  • VxWorks, Linux and Windows software drivers
  Type Title
Datasheet ICS-1572A Product Data Sheet
Brochures 2011 Military and Aerospace Product Selection Guide
68-page Product Selection Guide
Brochures Radio and Radar
8-page Radio and Radar Brochure
Brochures Sensor Processing
12-page Sensor Processing brochure
White Papers GPUDirect™ RDMA
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual ICS-1572 Hardware Development Kit Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual ICS-1572 Operator's Manual
Requires Authorization Software Reference ICS-1572 Software Development Kit User's Manual
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Huntsville, AL 35803-3308

Support Phone: 1-800-433-2682
Support E-mail: support.embeddedsystems.ip@ge.com
RMA E-mail: repairs.huntsville.ip@ge.com

Europe, Middle East, Africa Support

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Support Phone: +49 821 5034-170
Hour: Monday - Thursday, excluding holidays from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM GMT+1; Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Support E-mail: support.augsburg.ip@ge.com

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