RF Engines Ltd. (RFEL), a UK-based signal processing design house, and high-speed data converter supplier Acqiris (Geneva, Switzerland), are announcing details of a new high-speed digitizer design and processing core.
For its part, RFEL will supply a system-on-a-chip (SoC) for one of Acqiris's new high-speed digitizers, the Model AC240, a 2-Gsample/s cPCI (CompactPCI) card. Acqiris's card carries a large on-board Xilinx Virtex II PRO70 FPGA that will hold RFEL's realtime processing engine.
This should be a marriage made in electronics heaven, as Acqiris is well-known for its high-speed data-acq and analysis products for test-and-measurement and ATE. Products include single-channel and multi-channel digitizers with Gsample/s performance for PCI, CompactPCI, and PXI bus platforms.
In this first application, a pulse frequency measurement core will be provided by RFEL. The processing power on the card will support applications that require large FFT (fast Fourier transform) algorithms of up to 32-kpoints, running in realtime at the full input-rate provided by the card's front-end.
In the past, RFEL has provided signal processing cores, SoC designs, and FPGA-based boards for applications in defense, communications, and instrumentation, so it's well suited to hold up its end of this accord with Aqiris. RFEL's past accomplishments included complex front-end, realtime, and wide-band and narrow-band channelization wares. RFEL provides a range of standard cores, as well as system design services for special applications.
Get more information from RF Engines, Innovation Centre, St Cross Business Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5WB, Great Britain. Phone: +44 (0) 1983 550330. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Contact Acqiris USA, PO Box 2203, 234 Cromwell Hill Rd., Monroe, New York 10950-1430. Phone: 845-782-6544. Fax: 845-782-4745. E-mail: email@example.com.
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