Radstone's ICS (Interactive Circuits & Systems)has a new baseband processing engine, the ICS-1580, which it has designed for use in high data rate, computationally intensive applications common in software defined radio systems.
The ICS-1580 features a user-programmable Xilinx Virtex II Pro FPGA and includes four banks of SDRAM memory, four banks of high-speed QDRII SRAM, and two 128-Mbit flash memory devices. For data I/O, legacy systems can rely on the 64/66 PCI interface, while more modern applications can make use of the ICS-1580A's high-speed serial switched fabric capabilities, which provide aggregate bandwidth of 25 Gbits/second.
The ICS-1580 is built on the compact PMC form factor and is targeted for the increasing number of applications for environments that are constrained in weight or size.
High-performance data acquisition and processing systems can be quickly deployed by combining the ICS-1580 with existing SDR modules such as the ICS-554, 564, or 572. The 400 MHz Power PCs (embedded in the Virtex II FPGA) run a pre-installed TimeSys Linux kernel, allowing remote systems to operate autonomously, and the ICS-supplied EDK/HDK enable rapid development and shorter time to market.
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