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The X-RAD in a PCI Express form factor hardware development platform that can be used for a variety of applications, such as Software Defined Radio and Satellite Modem/Transceiver. The X-RAD module has been optimized to provide high performance signal conversion using high speed ADCs and DACs. Paired with a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, algorithms such as digital up/down conversion, FIR filtering, digital modulation/demodulation, and other functions associated with processing a 500MHz of higher Transponder block in satellite communication applications can be developed.


  • Software Defined Radio's
  • Satellite MODEM's
  • High End/Military Wireless Communication Systems
  • WiMAX/LTE Development
  • Multi-user, simultaneous modulation/demodulation

Key Features

  • Instantaneous Bandwidth in excess of 500MHz.
  • Sustained PCI Bandwidth of 3 GBytes per second.
  • Two High Speed 10-bit A/D Converters up to 1.6 GSPS (Giga Samples per Second).
  • Two High Speed 12-bit D/A Converters up to 3.2GSPS.
  • Ultra High Performance Xilinx Virtex-6 DSP FPGA with 2000+ DSP Cores.
  • DDR3 Memory Bank, up to 2GB, (256Mx64) connected to the FPGA.
  • Up to 8 lanes of PCI Express 2.0
  • PLL-based clock generation and distribution.
  • Total accumulated jitter of 45fs @ 12kHz-20MHz; 150fs @ 100Hz - 100MHz with 10MHz reference.
  • PCI Express form factor.
  • Front Panel Interface including SMA connectors for analog signals I/O, 10MHz Reference IN/OUT, and Indicator LEDs.