Top ADC and DAC module goes industrial

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 18 April 2008



(2008), "Top ADC and DAC module goes industrial", Microelectronics International, Vol. 25 No. 2.



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Top ADC and DAC module goes industrial

Article Type: New products From: Microelectronics International, Volume 25, Issue 2.

In response to popular industrial demand for its power-house DAQ module, Sundance Multiprocessor Technology of Chesham have created a new version of the best-selling SMT370 (Figure 2), reengineered into an industrial variant.

Figure 2 The SMT370-I. Sundance Multiprocessor Technology's new version of its best-selling SMT370

The standard SMT370 has for five years provided physicists, researchers, system engineers and scientists with a high-quality and tightly integrated analogue interface for their digital signal processing applications. Now, in addition to the installation of industrial- rated components, the heat sink and fan arrangement of the standard version has been replaced by a custom-made anodized aluminium heat sink which doubles as a Faraday cage, protecting the analogue signals from noise. With no air-flow the system is rated to an ambient temperature of 408C, with no moving parts to replace.

The little SMT370-I offers a pair of 14 bit ADCs clocked at 105MHz and a pair of 16 bit DACs clocked up to 400MHz with interpolation. These are integrated with its large Xilinxe Virtexe-II FPGA. The module can be combined with Sundance's extensive range of DSP, FPGA, storage and radio modules to create full digital processing systems from COTS parts.

With comprehensive support from 3L Diamond FPGA, the SMT370 is easily integrated into complex arrays of modules, with all the otherwise tiresome configuration and communication functions handled behind the scenes using a simple but powerful GUI.

The SMT370-I is available now for a 10-off price of $6245, with OEM prices available on request.

Sundance modules are supported by comprehensive firmware and software- development tools from leading suppliers, including TI, Xilinx and MathWorks. The use of Diamond tools from will kick-start any development using its leading-edge Eclipse-based IDE.

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