The folks at Innovative Integration have announced the X5-TX, an XMC I/O module featuring four channels of 500 MSPS, 16-bit DAC outputs driven by a Virtex5 FPGA computing core, DRAM and SRAM memory, and eight lane PCI Express host
interface. The DAC devices support up-conversion and interpolation plus a mode providing two channels at a true 1 GSPS, 16-bit rate without interpolation.
A Xilinx Virtex5 SX95T or LX155T with 512 MB DDR2 DRAM and 4MB QDR-II memory provides a very high performance DSP core for demanding applications such as RADAR and direct RF digitizing. The tight integration of analog IO, memory and fast host interface with the FPGA enables real-time signal processing at rates exceeding 300 GMAC/s.
Innovative's X5-series XMC modules couple their powerful Velocia architecture with a high performance, 8-lane PCI Express interface that provides over 1 GB/s sustained transfer rates to the host. Private serial rapid I/O links to host cards achieving over 1.6 GB/s throughput over P16 are provided for system integration.
X5 cards can be fully customized using VHDL and MATLAB using the FrameWork Logic toolset. The supplied, full-featured MATLAB BSP supports real-time hardware-in-the-loop development using the graphical, block diagram Simulink environment with Xilinx System Generator.
IP logic cores are available for SDR applications that provide multi-channel modulations for PSK and FSK systems. These IP cores transform the X5-TX module into a versatile transmitter, ready for integration into your application.
Software tools for host development are provided free of charge and include C++ libraries and drivers for Windows and Linux. Application examples demonstrating the module features and use are provided, including streaming DAC samples from disk and real-time communication symbol generation. The X5-TX can be used with the Andale high speed data record/playback system for arbitrary waveform generation from recorded data at sustained rates up to 1000 MB/s. This extremely versatile module is easily adapted for use in virtually any type of host system.
Innovative Integration's XMC carrier adapters offer conduction and convection cooling and are available for a range of interfaces including Desktop PCI, Desktop PCI Express, Cabled PCI Express, CompactPCI, and PXI/PXI Express. This module may also readily be installed into Innovative Integration's eInstrument
Embedded PC, SBC-ComEx Single-Board Computer, and Andale Data Loggers.