Abaco - SPR870A 3U VPX Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter Module

Abaco - SPR870A 3U VPX Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter ModuleAbaco - SPR870A 3U VPX Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter Module
  • 2 Transformer-coupled Analog Inputs, 10 bits, Fs=1.375 GHz per channel
  • 1 Transformer-coupled Analog Outputs, 12 bits, Fs=1.375 GHz per channel
  • Xilinx Virtex-6 SX475T User Programmable FPGA
  • PCIe x4 Master/Target Burst Mode DMA capable
  • VxWorks, Linux and Windows software drivers


High performance for ECM application

  • Wideband signal acquisition and conversion
  • Allows significant improvements in radar, sonar, ISR, SDR, ELINT and RF test systems
  • Enables high speed AD, DA conversion

The SPR870A builds on Abaco Systems' extensive experience and expertise in digital receiver solutions and provides a rugged solution that can significantly reduce NRE and time-to-market

Powerful processing for demanding environment

The 3U VPX SPR870A features Xilinx® Virtex™-6 FPGA technology that supports high throughput in even the most sophisticated applications, while transformer-coupled inputs and outputs provide optimum analog performance.

Go-anywhere flexibility

The small footprint of the SPR870A enables it to be deployed on platforms where size, weight and power (SWaP) are constrained, while its truly rugged manufacture makes it well suited for harsh environments. FPGA user programmability and support for VxWorks®, Linux® and Windows® provide customers with exceptional flexibility.

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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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