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Echotek Series ECV4-4 Four-Channel, Wideband, Virtex-4-Based Digital Receivers

Product Description

The EchotekTM Series ECV4-4 family of digital receivers implements a flexible baseboard plus mezzanine architecture while supporting an extremely high density of FPGA-processing power. This combination of flexibility and power allows the family to deliver unique capabilities, such as multi-board coherency, while addressing a range of analog signal requirements.


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  • Seven user-programmable VirtexTM-4 FPGAs plus one Stratix® FPGA
  • Multiple backplane interfaces for VXS, RACE++®, and VME64x
  • Unique analog mezzanine cards coupled with FPGA-based digital baseboard
  • Multiple high-speed data links run up to 400 MB/s for 4-bit connections and 800 MB/s for 8-bit connections
  • High-speed A/D conversion with resolution from 8 bits to 16 bits
  • Massive processing power from 8 FPGAs on the baseboard
  • Optimized for composite, multi-channel data processing
  • Well suited to COMINT, telecommunications, and radar applications
  • Flexible architecture for a wide range of bandwidths
  • Multiple backplane interfaces for VXS, RACE++®, and VME64x


Virtex-4 FPGAs
7 FPGAs total
   2,496 XtremeDSP slices
   40,752 Kb of block RAM
   467,656 logic cells
4 channelizers
   Xilinx Virtex-4 XC4VSX55
2 cross-channel processors
   Xilinx Virtex-4 XC4VFX60 or XC4VFX100
1 control processor
   Xilinx Virtex-4 XC4VFX60 or XC4VFX100
   Supports VxWorks accessible via TCP/IP over the VME connector

1 Stratix FPGA
1 data transfer processor
   Altera Stratix EP1S60

DDR SDRAM (5 banks total
  128 MB with 32M x 32-bit chips or
   256 MB with 64M x 32-bit chips
   2 MB with 512K x 32-bit chips
   256 MB with 256M x 8-bit chips


Ruggedization level
  Operating: 0ºC to 40ºC with 300 LFM appropriate airflow
   Storage: -20ºC to +80ºC
   Commercial grade, cooled by blown air
   For use in benign environments and software development applications