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2 ch 400 MS/s, 14 bit ADC,  2 ch 500 MS/s, 16 bit DAC & Virtex-6 FPGA


  • Two 400 MSPS, 14-bit A/D channels
  • Two 500 MSPS, 16-bit D/A channels
  • Xilinx Virtex6 SX315T/SX475T or LX240T
  • 4 Banks of 1GB DRAM (4 GB total)
  • Ultra-low jitter programmable clock
  • Gen2 x8 PCI Express providing 2 GB/s sustained transfer rates
  • PMC/XMC Module (75×150 mm)
  • Conduction Cooling per VITA 20
  • Environmental Levels for -40to 85C operation, 9g RMS sine, 0.1g2/Hz random vibration
  • Adapters for VPX, Compact PCI, desktop PCI and cabled PCI Express systems


  • Wireless Receiver and Transmitter
  • LTE, WiMAX Physical Layer
  • Medical Imaging
  • High Speed Data Recording and Playback
  • IP Development

2 ch 400 MS/s, 14 bit ADC,  2 ch 500 MS/s, 16 bit DAC & Virtex-6 FPGA

The X6-400M features two 14-bit 400MSPS or 12-bit 500 MSPS A/Ds, either AC or DC-coupled, plus two 500MSPS update rate DACs. The DAC can be used a single 1 GHz output channel. Analog IO is either AC or DC coupled. Receiver IF frequencies of up to 250 MHz are supported. The sample clock is from either a low-jitter PLL or external input. Multiple cards can be
synchronized for sampling.

A Xilinx Virtex6 LX240T (LX315T and SX475T options) with 4 banks of 1 GB DRAM provides a very high performance DSP core with over 2000 MACs (SX315T). The close integration of the analog IO, memory and host interface with the FPGA enables real-time signal processing at extremely high rates.

The X6-400M power consumption is 19W for typical operation. The module may be conduction cooled using VITA20 standard and a heat spreading plate. Ruggedization levels for wide-temperature operation from -40 to 85C operation and 0.1 g2 /Hz vibration. Conformal coating is available.

The FPGA logic can be fully customized using VHDL and MATLAB using the Frame Work Logic tool set. The MATLAB BSP supports real-time hardwarein-the-loop development using the graphical block diagram Simulink environment with Xilinx System Generator. IP cores for many wireless and DSP functions such as DDC, PSK/FSK demod, OFDM receiver, correlators and large FFT are available.

Software tools for host development include C libraries and drivers for Windows, Linux and VxWorks. Application examples demonstrating the module features are provided.

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