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The SPR870A 3U VPX Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter module builds on GE's legacy of industry-leading digital receiver families and extending still further the growing ecosystem of GE 3U VPX solutions. It features Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA technology to enable its deployment in wideband signal acquisition and conversion applications such as radar ECM (Electronic Counter Measures), pulse intercept and analysis (ELINT) and RF (radio frequency) test applications. 

Fully rugged and conduction-cooled, the SPR870A is capable of digitizing analog input signals from below 50 MHz to over 1.5 GHz, using a dual channel 10-bit ADC (analog to digital converter) and one 12-bit DAC (digital to analog converter), and re-creating analog output waveforms over a similar frequency range. An open source Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA is provided for user-defined signal processing functions, giving greater capacity than previous generations. A second Virtex-6 provides a PCIe interface to the system controller. Other protocols, such as sRIO can be provided on request. Legacy systems use carefully tuned analog components to determine key transmitter identification parameters such as instantaneous frequency, and modulation rate and the SPR870A allows these parameters to be measured using DSP techniques rather than analog circuits, making them much faster, more acurate and more flexible. Waveforms can now be stored as they are received, used as raw data to generate false returns, and played back on demand.

  • 2 Transformer-coupled analog inputs, 10-bits, Fs 1.375GHz per channel
  • 1 Transformer-coupled analog outputs, 12-bits, Fs 1.375GHz per channel
  • Xillinx Virtex-6 SX475T User Programmable FPGA standard and other devices optionally available
  • PCIe x4 Master/Target Burst Mode DMA capable
  • VxWorks, Linux and Windows software drivers
  • SPR870A Press Release
  • Sensor Processing Resource Page
  • Ruggedization Levels
  • PLM Program
  Type Title
Datasheet SPR870A 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
Configuration Guide Ruggedization Levels
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual SPR870A Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Software Manual SPR870A Software Development Kit User's Manual
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Primary Support

Huntsville, AL
12090 South Memorial Parkway
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

Augsburg, Germany
Memminger Str. 14 D-86159

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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