Teledyne e2v and Logic-X are collaborating on the design and development of an FPGA mezzanine card (FMC). It will incorporate two of the latest converter chips from Teledyne e2v: the EV12DS460A and the EV12AS350B.
The EV12DS460A is a ground-breaking DAC which provides an analogue bandwidth beyond 7GHz – facilitating multi-band, direct digital synthesis up to K-band (26.5GHz), with a very short latency of three clock cycles. The EV12AS350B is set to be the only 12-bit resolution ADC on the market that combines signal digitization at 5.4GSps, input bandwidth in excess of 4.8GHz and latency as low as 26 clock cycles with a noise floor of -150dBm/Hz.
With these two products Logic-X designed the LXD30000 with an analogue input stage that has a very wide input -3 dB bandwidth above 4.8GHz and low latency 5.4GSps ADC (EV12AS350B). With this device the FMC delivers unmatched performance with regards to SFDR, close in phase noise and latency (4.8ns). Sampling at 5.4GSps oﬀers an instantaneous bandwidth of 2.7GHz. Surpassing the analog input, the analog output on the FMC oﬀers an even lower latency (0.6 ns) using the EV12DS460A DAC device. The output passband is from 0.5MHz to 7GHz and the instantaneous output bandwidth is 1.35GHz. Both the ADC and DAC oﬀer 12-bits resolution further contributing to achieve best in class signal to noise ratios..
“As microwave technology becomes increasingly digital, we are pleased to support and to enable the Logic-X team to push the analogue bandwidths and extend the digital control of microwave and RF signals. Because LXD30000 leverages well the benefits of the extended analogue bandwidths and the short latency of our devices, Logic-X is now strongly positioned to digitise and process the microwave world, and on this journey we continue to work hard on our R&D to deliver Logic-X with disruptive next generations of data conversion technology,” said Nicolas Chantier, Marketing Director, Data and Signal Processing Solutions.