AD350 Digitizer and Waveform Generator

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The AD350 is a low-cost, low-power digitizer and waveform generator available in the PMC form factor. The AD350 features two 14-bit A/D channel inputs sampling up to 150MSPS, and a dual-channel 16-bit 500Msps high-speed D/A converter. With two on-board Cyclone III FPGA devices, the AD350 is the ideal prototyping system to implement flexible and scalable multi-input and multi-output antenna transmitter systems (MIMO)

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  • Two channels - AC coupling
  • Resolution: 14-bit
  • Maximum sampling frequency: 150MSPS
  • Two channels - AC coupling
  • Resolution: 16-bit
  • Maximum sampling frequency: 500MSPS
  • High speed DSP processing in Altera Cyclone III ® FPGA
  • FPGA A: EP3C40 or EP3C120
  • FPGA B: EP3C120 with to 288 embedded multipliers
  • FPGA configuration on-board storage
  • Off-the-shelf IP cores
  • FPGA firmware design services available upon request
  • 4 banks of DDR2 SDRAM (512MB, up to 2GB)
  • 128Mbit flash device
PCI interface
  • PCI 64/32-bit 66MHz, 3.3V
  • PCI 64/32-bit 33MHz, 3.3V
Measured sustained bandwidth
64-bit 66MHz : Peaks at 350MBytes/s
32-bit 33MHz : Peaks at 80MBytes/s

Front Panel FPGA
  • 4FM GUI offers multiple functions including the ability to monitor voltage and temperature; perform memory tests; measure the PCIe bandwidth; update FPGA firmware; and access StellarIP
  • StellarIP available for this product. A simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation
  • FPGA reference design
  • Software GUI for card control
  • Software utility to program on-board Flash with FPGA configuration data
  • Device driver for Windows 2000/XP, Linux and VxWorks
  • Test/demonstration application
  • Custom FPGA firmware /application /driver development available upon request
Application examples
  • Real-time DSP functions (e.g. Floating Point FFT, FIR, Polyphase filterbanks, DDC, etc...)
  • Software defined radio (SDR)
  • MIMO
  • Wireless communication receivers
  • Test and measurement instruments
  • Motor control applications
  • Aerospace measurement instruments
  • Low-power medical MRI equipment