Pentek (Long Beach, CA) has announced an enhancement to its fastest-ever data acquisition XMC module for the popular Cobalt family. The Model 71641 is designed to acquire very wide bandwidth radar and communications signals so they can be efficiently delivered and processed. The new module is ideal for wideband radar and software defined radio (SDR) applications. Features include:


  • The capability to digitize one 12-bit channel at 3.6 GHz, or two channels at 1.8 GHz.
  • A programmable one- or two-channel digital downconverter (DDC) loaded into the onoard Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA.
  • An independent 32-bit tuning frequency programmable from DC to ƒs, where ƒs is the A/D sampling frequency.
  • DDC decimation that can be programmed to 8x, 16x, or 32x.


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