The ADX-3500 is a low power, highly flexible, performance optimized Analog-Digital Converter XMC/PMC board. By integrating a very high sample rate ADC, a cost-effective and power-conscious FPGA, and industry standard XMC/PMC off-board interfaces - the ADX-3500 achieves best-in-class performance for the engineer that has SWaP limitations and high performance requirements. Employing innovative design techniques, DEG engineers created a rugged and conduction-cooled product that works equally well in either an air-cooled VME/VXS chassis or a desktop PC. The ADX-3500 converts analog signals into 8 bit data with either a single channel at 3Gsps or two channels at 1.5Gsps. Following digitization, numerous digital signal processing operations can be performed in the user programmable Virtex-5 FPGA.
Engineers can either incorporate DEG’s DSP functions or develop their own algorithms in the ADX-3500’s open architecture. Either way, DEG engineers provide industry-leading design guidance and support for customers. Typical functions include Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs), Digital Down Conversion (DDC), and digital filtering. Regardless of whether the FPGA is used for processing, the sample data can be quickly and easily transferred off board via either the PCI-X bus or PCI-Express/RocketIO transceivers.