Pentek Announces 6.4 GHz A/D and D/A Jade XMC Module, Model 71141

Post date: Aug 28, 2017 6:45:50 PM

Pentek Announces 6.4 GHz A/D and D/A Jade XMC Module for Wideband Defense, Radar and Communication Applications

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ─August 28, 2017─Pentek, Inc., today introduced the newest member of the Jade™ family of high-performance data converter XMC modules based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA. The Model 71141 is a 6.4 GHz dual channel analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter with programmable DDCs (digital downconverters) and DUCs (digital upconverters).

The Model 71141 is suitable for connection to IF or RF signals for very wideband communications or radar system applications including:∙ Satellite communications (SATCOM)

∙ Phased array radar, SIGINT and ELINT

∙ Synthetic aperture radar (SAR)

∙ Time-of-flight and LIDAR distance measurement

∙ RF sampling software defined radio (SDR)

For applications that require unique functions, users can install custom IP for specialized data processing tasks. Pentek’s Navigator™ FPGA Design Kit includes source code for all factory-installed IP modules. Developers can integrate their own IP with the Pentek functions or use the Navigator kit to completely replace the Pentek IP with their own.

“The new Jade product family of high-performance processing boards utilize TI’sADC12DJ3200 and DAC38RF82 RF sampling data converters to boost wideband solution performance to a new level ─ two times faster than previous generations of Pentek products,” said VC Kumar, high-speed data converter manager at Texas Instruments. He added, “Designers can leverage this performance to move closer to the antenna, capture the wider bandwidths and process more information in real time.”

“With direct radio frequency (RF) sampling of signals up to 8.1 GHz, the Model 71141 not only covers L-band, S-band and C-band, but also extends into X-band. Now RF designers can digitize large frequency spans with a single board solution,” said Bob Sgandurra, director of Product Management.

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