FPGA Mezzanine Card Simplifies JESD204B-Compatible Data Converter-to-FPGA Connectivity

  FPGA Mezzanine Card Simplifies JESD204B-Compatible Data Converter-to-FPGA

electronica 2012

Business Wire

MUNICH & NORWOOD, Mass. -- November 13, 2012

Today at the electronica 2012 trade show, Munich, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
introduced an FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) that incorporates JEDEC JESD204B
SerDes (serializer/de-serializer) technology to allow digital and analog
designers to simplify high-speed data converter-to-FPGA connectivity. Watch
this 90 second video to see how easy and fast prototyping with ADI JESD204B
data converters and Xilinx Inc. FPGA platforms can be:

The FMC176 is a 14-bit, 250-MSPS, A/D converter FMC that supports JESD204B
Subclass 1 deterministic latency, providing the connectivity and functionality
to quickly combine with Xilinx’s Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGA platforms in a
variety of compute-intensive FPGA-based applications. It also features two
Analog Devices AD9129 14-bit RF D/A converters to support high-speed
communications applications with up to 5.6-GSPS throughput.

  *Learn more about the FMC176, for information and ordering from Avnet Inc.:
  *Find more about the AD9250 A/D Data Converter:
  *Find more about the AD9129 D/A Data Converter:
  *Get questions answered by ADI engineers on EngineerZone™, ADI’s online
    technical support community: http://ez.analog.com/community/fpga

“Designing multi-channel medical equipment or multi-standard, multi-carrier
base stations means that today’s engineering requirements are increasingly
governed by the need for higher speed and resolution,” said Raj Seelam,
director of marketing at Xilinx. “By collaborating with Analog Devices, we’re
not only addressing our customers’ high-speed signal processing needs, we’re
supporting easy-to-use, board-level development platforms that deliver
out-of-the-box, direct connectivity between Xilinx FPGAs and ADI’s high-speed

About The FMC176 JESD204B FPGA Mezzanine Card

The FMC176 features two AD9250, dual-channel, 14-bit, 250-MSPS A/D converters
with JESD204B-compatible serial output data interface and two AD9129 dual
16-bit 5.6-GSPS RF D/A converters.

The FMC176’s 14-bit, 250-MSPS channels can be clocked by an internal clock
source or an externally supplied sample clock. There is one trigger input for
customized sampling control. Each of the two on-board AD9250 A/D converters
supports Subclass 1 deterministic latency and a SYNCREF signal for precise
synchronization of all four channels. The FMCs are mechanically and
electrically compliant with FMC standard ANSI/VITA 57.1. The FMCs have a
high-pin-count connector, front panel I/O and can be used in a
conduction-cooled environment.

The FMC allows flexible control on sampling frequency, analog input gain, and
over-range detection through serial communication buses. The FMC is equipped
with power supply and temperature monitoring and offer several power-down
modes to switch off unused functions or protect the card from overheating.

Pricing and Availability

Product     Availability     Price
FMC176      NOW              $2995

About Analog Devices

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in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves
over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic
equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of
high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal
processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood,
Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.
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