GE's High Performance ADC/DAC Module

GE Intelligent Platforms announced the ICS-1572A ADC/DAC (Analog-Digital Converter/Digital-Analog Converter) transceiver XMC module. Designed to act as a powerful link between the analog world of sensors and the digital world of computing, it can be deployed in the most demanding radar, signals intelligence, communications and test and measurement applications. The new board features 16-bit data acquisition at up to 250MHz and the latest Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA processor to deliver performance in a cost-effective, compact, lightweight form factor. The ICS-1572A delivers customer advantages, including the ability to perform faster sweeps when scanning for spectral activity; the opportunity to use lower cost analog RF equipment; the capability to reduce the cost of the system back-end processing engine; the facility to use electronic ‘steering’ rather than physical array steering; and the option of using existing arrays for multiple purposes.