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.