The AMC-1151 delivers high speed, high resolution, analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) and FPGA processing for Military and Signals Intelligence applications that are using MicroTCA infrastructures.

September 18, 2012 — Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima today announced the AMC-1151 Wideband Digital Receiver Module, an ultra high speed digitizer and processing solution that enables direct analog-to-digital conversion between 100 MHz and 3 GHz. The board features a 3.2 GSPS or 3.6 GSPS 12-bit ADC, a Xilinx® Virtex®-6 user programmable FPGA, and 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM. The module supports multi-board synchronization that provides fine phase coherency for multichannel applications. The AMC-1151 can be deployed in MicroTCA (uTCA) and AdvancedTCA (ATCA) environments.

“This is the first module for Spectrum to offer in the Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor which is increasingly being selected for military and signals intelligence applications,” said Mark Briggs, General Manager of Spectrum. “MicroTCA offers affordability, scalability, and a thriving ecosystem.”

The AMC-1151 is an extension of the product family that includes XMC, 3U OpenVPX, and PC/server based variants. This family of high speed digitizers is proven to support multi-board synchronization with phase coherency within 5 degrees between channels, making it attractive for demanding receiver applications, such as direction finding, beamforming and MIMO.

The AMC-1151 features the following:
• One 3.6 GSPS 12-bit ADC channel (or two channels at 1.8 GSPS); alternative build option includes one 3.2 GSPS 12-bit ADC channel (or two channels at 1.6 GSPS)
• Xilinx Virtex-6 User FPGA
• PCI Express Gen2 x4 high speed serial connection
• Digital downconverter (DDC) IP included

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