Abaco - ICS-1572A 2-Channel, 250 MHz 16-bit ADC, 2-Channel 500 MHz 16-bit DAC XMC Module

Abaco - ICS-1572A 2-Channel, 250 MHz 16-bit ADC, 2-Channel 500 MHz 16-bit DAC XMC ModuleAbaco - ICS-1572A 2-Channel, 250 MHz 16-bit ADC, 2-Channel 500 MHz 16-bit DAC XMC Module
  • 2 Transformer-coupled Analog Inputs, 16 bits, Fs ≤250 MHz per channel
  • 2 Transformer-coupled Analog Outputs, 16 bits, Fs ≤500 MHz per channel
  • Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T User Programmable FPGA standard, other devices available as an option
  • PCI-e x8 Master/Target Burst Mode DMA capable
  • VxWorks, Linux and Microsoft® Windows® software drivers


Powerful, flexible signal processing

  • High performance digital/analog, analog/digital conversion
  • 16-bit data acquisition speed delivers industry-leading power
  • XMC module provides optimum SWaP characteristic

Demanding radar, sonar, signals intelligence, communications and test and measurement applications are the target for the ICS-1572A, which has at its heart a Xilinx® Virtex®-6 FPGA to deliver the processing power needed for the most demanding tasks.

Off-the-shelf – but highly customizable

The ICS-1572A is equipped with a Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T that can be loaded with standard functions such as wideband DDC, FFT and time stamping - or programmed by the user for any required function.

A broad range of connectivity

Dual transformer-coupled 16-bit analog inputs and outputs (operating at 250MHz/ 500MHz per channel respectively) and PCI Express™ from the FPGA to the host system mean that host integration is straightforward, minimizing effort and time-to-market.

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  • 6 SSMB connectors available from the front panel
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  • buses
  • Flexible clock tree enables
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    • external reference clock
    • external sampling clock
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  • Four lane PCI Express Gen2 interface allows for high-speed data transfer to Host memory
  • Available with either PMC or XMC interface to allow for wide range of host compatibility
  • Available in five ruggedization levels with support for harsh environments and conduction cooling
  • Supports copy mode (duplicates data from one fibre to another while optionally transferring data to Host)
  • VITA 17.1 compliant, upgrade path to VITA 17.2
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  • Real-time multi-channel encoding and decoding for transmission of video over IP data link
  • ITU-T H.264 AVC Codec (MPEG4 Part 10) Main Profile with configurable codec parameters
  • MPEG2 TS multiplexing with audio and metadata encapsulation
  • Data rates from 512kbps to 20Mbps <60ms Latency
  • 1 to 2 channels of HD encoded video up to 1600 X 1200@30fps
  • 1 to 4 channels of Standard Definition video
  • Input sources supported: HD/SD SDI (SMPTE259M/292M), NTSC/ PAL, HDTV (1080p/720p), CVBS, S-Video, Component
  • Support for Base Cameralink input devices
  • Stereo Audio I/O with synchronization to video
  • Metadata Ingest through Ethernet and PCIe
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  • PCIe Gen1 x4 Data link for Raw/ Compressed Video Transport, Metadata and H/W configuration
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    • Usable in the 3rd Nyquist Zone
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    • 2.8 GSPS Update Rate
    • Onboard 48-Bit NCO for Flexible Signal Placement
  • VITA 57.1 HPC compliant
  • Conduction Cooled – Standard Option
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  • Internal clock or external clock
  • Mil-I-46058c Conformal Coating Compliant (optional)
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    • Diasy chain up to eight systems for up to 256 synchronized channels.
  • 16-bit, 1GSPS ADCs with 1.5 GHz analog bandwidth
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  • Picosecond RMS jitter
  • +/- 50 ps skew across channels
  • Five PC821 FPGA boards with Kintex™ Ultrascale FPGAs.
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  • 8GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM SODIMM on each PC821 FPGA board.
  • Two Intel 2.2GHz Xeon E processors.
  • Bi-directional x8 FireFly fiber optic connection providing up to 224 Gbps (optional)
  • PCIe Gen3x8 interface to each PC821 FPGA carrier
  • VHDL source code for the reference firmware
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  • Coax front panel inputs on SSMC connectors
  • Single ended AC-coupled analog inputs
  • Flexible clock tree enables
    • internal clock
    • external clock
  • cascading multiple boards (optional)
  • HPC (high-pin count) compatible
  • Mil-I-46058c Conformal Coating Compliant (optional)

Abaco Systems

Abaco's history goes back more than 30 years, to the days of Plessey Microsystems in the UK – one of the first adopters worldwide of the ‘new’ VME standard. A management buyout saw Plessey become Radstone, who acquired ICS and Octec. Meanwhile, equally prominent embedded computing companies including SBS, VMIC and Condor Engineering were being acquired by GE to bolster its offering in that area – and Radstone was acquired by GE Fanuc Embedded Systems in September 2006. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems subsequently became GE Intelligent Platforms and, in September 2015, the embedded computing part of the business was acquired by Veritas Capital. The resulting business was named Abaco Systems.

We’re 700+ people, with our global headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama; a European headquarters and manufacturing site in Towcester, England; and offices throughout the world.

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