FMC from VadaTech has four TI ADCs for lidar systems

The FMC254 is the latest FPGA mezzanine card (FMC+) from VadaTech. It is designed to VITA 57.4 specifications.

The card has four ADCs by Texas Instruments. The TI ADC12SJ1600s, each provide 12-bit resolution at 1.6Gsamples per second. According to VadaTech, this  ADC was selected for its performance in light detection and ranging (lidar) systems. The full-power input bandwidth also enables direct RF sampling of L-band and S-band.

The four individual ADCs allow interleaving among the four channels. This can be accomplished by skewing the sampling clock across the four ADCs.

The card also has four analogue inputs, clock and trigger interfaces which are routed via the small format SSMC connectors. The internal clock frequency is programmable and the clock is capable of locking to an external reference.

VadaTech manufactures integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms.

It provides embedded computing from board-level products, chassis-level platforms, to configurable application-ready systems. The company has a focus on AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, VPX and PCIe and says its combination of electrical, mechanical, software, and system-level expertise provides customised commercial or rugged computing to meet the most complex customer requirements.

VadaTech also offers specialised products for VME, CompactPCI, and other architectures.

A member of PICMG and VITA, VadaTech has headquarters, design and manufacturing facilities in Henderson, Nevada, USA, with design, support and sales offices in Europe and Asia Pacific. 

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