PCIe x8 Gen2 and SAR Recording System
In this issue you can read about the introduction of PCIe x8 gen2 which
enables significantly increased data transfer rates, and our ongoing
implementation of a SAR recording system.
PCI EXPRESS X8 GEN 2.0 YIELDS 3 GBYTES/S
The ADQ V6 digitizers constitute a leading family of high-speed
digitizers. The unique combination of high sampling rate and high dynamic
range is achieved by SP Devices' proprietary ADC interleaving technology
ADX. The high-speed analog front-ends of the ADQ V6 digitizers are now
complemented by a matching high-speed host interface - PCI Express 8
lanes, generation 2 at 5 GT/s each. The interface enables more than 3
GBytes/s sustained data transfer rate to the host PC. The digitizers are
available in several form factors, which all will be upgraded with the
faster PCI Express link:
PCI Express: The digitizers in are available as 2 slots PCIe boards for
integration in a PC.
PXI Express : The digitizers are available as 2 slots boards for 3U PXIe
Micro-TCA: The digitizers are available as double width, mid-size boards
for Micro-TCA chassis.
SP Devices was awarded the prestigious project to develop a 12-channel
data acquisition system including real time data recording for DLR. The
data acquisition is based on SP Devices high-speed Compact PCI Express
digitizers and its extensive expertise in advanced signal processing. A
12-channel, high-speed SSD (Solid State Disc) recording system will be
optimized for recording the data from the digitizers. Other advanced
features required are channel synchronization, image processing capacity
and a 10 Gb Ethernet module. The system is integrated into a custom
enclosure to meet the tough environmental requirements for a flying
device. SP Devices is a leading specialist in signal processing technology
with several patents in the field of analog to digital signal conversion.
NOW EVEN FASTER - ADQ412-4G OFFERS 4 GS/S WITH 12 BITS VERTICAL
With the latest addition to the ADQ V6 family - the ADQ412-4G - sampling
rate is increased even further, reaching an impressive 4 GS/s with 12 bits
The device is gaining wide popularity within a wide range of application
areas due to its significant improvement in sampling rate. Industry
adopters include physics laboratories, lidar manufacturers, government
agencies, and more. The device hosts a powerful Xilinx Virtex 6 LX240T
FPGA, 1 GByte on-board memory, and comes in a number of form factors
including USB, PCIe, PXIe and Micro-TCA. A software development kit (SDK)
is included free of charge with the purchase of the digitizer, and the
user can gain access to the on-board FPGA through the optional ADQ412
We help our customers to improve competitiveness regardless of where they
are positioned in the value chain. The offering from SP Devices covers the
complete range from Silicon Manufacturers to System Integrators. SP
Devices' products are available as Silicon IP, FPGA IP, reference designs,
and complete digitizer boards.
The ADX interleaving technology is available as silicon IP for chip
manufacturers and semiconductor companies who need to increase ADC
sampling speed. ADX is also available as FPGA IP, targeting the market of
system suppliers, digitizer companies, and T&M companies.
For customers who do not want to design their own digitizer solution, SP
Devices offers both off-the-shelf digitizer solutions as well as
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