Echotek ECV4-2 XMC Digital Receiver

Mercury Computer Systems’ Echotek Series ECV4-2 is a family of mixed-signal PMC and XMC (the next-generation PMC) digital receiver modules. The ECV4-2, with input clock capability up to 1.5 GHz, is the highest performing digital receiver in an XMC form factor in the industry.

Echotek Series products lead the mixed-signal industry in extracting clear signals from electronic clutter, forming a bridge between the realms of analog signals and digital processing. After an analog signal is received by an antennae or other sensor, it must be digitized and manipulated into a form amenable to signal processing. The challenge, and the key to successful applications, is to manage this transformation in real time while maintaining the integrity of the original signal.

Mercury Computer Systems Echotek ECV4-2 XMC Digital Receiver

Multi-module configurations can be created supporting synchronized receiver functions, optimized for beamforming and direction-finding as required by radar, SIGINT, ELINT, medical imaging and communications. There are more than a dozen members of the Echotek Series ECV4-2 family, each providing unique I/O connectivity and functionality. Every model is configured with a specific set of A/D or D/A converters addressing a defined bandwidth and frequency for data conversion. Both PMC and XMC modules are available in two- and four-channel versions, with A/D, D/A, and transceiver configurations.

Processing power is delivered by a Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-4 FPGA (field- programmable gate array). This FPGA allows users to run customized algorithms such as digital down/up conversion (wideband or narrowband), Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs), and filtering directly on the ECV4-2. Modules are available in air-cooled or conduction-cooled versions.

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