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Analog Devices Unveils Converter, Driver Amplifier, FMC Module

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:45pm
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Powered by the AD9625-2.5 A/D converter and ADA4961 RF amplifier, the module provides all hardware and software for wideband RF GSPS data converter interoperability with FPGA platforms.

Norwood, MA — Analog Devices announced immediate availability of the AD-FMCADC2-EBZ FMC module with HDL code and software drivers for rapid design prototyping and interoperability with Xilinx FPGAs. The AD-FMCADC2-EBZ board incorporates the 12-bit, 2.5-GSPS AD9625-2.5 A/D converter, also introduced today, with input balun, power supplies and software stack. This module provides superior wideband dynamic performance and integrated functionality and enables development and prototyping of advanced RF sampling architectures. With its 76 dBc of spurious-free dynamic range at 1.8 GHz Ain, the AD9625-2.5’s breakthrough-level of wideband dynamic performance means that designers can capture and process 4X cleaner spectrum than is currently available by competitive devices.

“Ingespace has developed a wideband data acquisition system that is essentially based on several AD9625-2.5s. It is clear that the AD9625-2.5 GSPS is by far the best component on the market because it offers excellent linearity in the DC / 1 GHz band and 80 dB SFDR. In addition, the choice of the JESD204B interface allows us to couple several AD9625-2.5s to the same Virtex7 FPGA, thereby increasing performance by limiting the complexity and the total cost of the system. Finally, its small size and limited power dissipation has enabled us to produce a compact solution that requires a very light dissipation system,” said Olivier Fouquet, President of Ingespace SARL. “Having developed a DC coupling solution on the analog input, it is now possible to acquire more than 2 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth by making use of complex sampling. This type of solution has great potential in the fields of telecommunications, aerospace and defense."

The AD9625-2.5 A/D converter is the third GSPS data converter that ADI has announced in the last month and the latest addition to ADI’s wideband RF signal processing solutions portfolio. This portfolio of solutions provides previously unavailable dynamic performance for better signal extraction in noisy RF environments over a wider bandwidth than ever before.

Rapid Prototyping GSPS FMC Module for FPGA Interoperability

The AD-FMCADC2-EBZ FMC module features the AD9625-2.5 GSPS data converter, an input balun, clock oscillator, and power management supplies in a proven signal chain design to reduce prototyping from months to hours while reducing project risk.  The module comes with a comprehensive content stack of reference designs, software and HDL code to reduce programing and design time for any application.

For more information, visit www.analog.com.

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