Spectre

Spectre is a high performance, scalable Analog RF to 10 GigE platform.

Spectre enables both Transmit and Receive RF applications from 400MHz to 4GHz at 200MHz bandwidth with streaming to and from 10Gbit/s Ethernet.

Rather than performing any on board processing Spectre hands off the digitised RF for processing elsewhere.

Spectre can be used as a desktop unit or as multiple units mounted in a chassis.

This flexibility means that Spectre is suitable for applications ranging from Research or Academia to Industrial or Military.

Spectre features a Xilinx Kintex XC7K160 FPGA and 512MB DDR3 RAM.

Spectre Photo

Performance

  • Bandwidth: Up to 200MHz
  • RF Selection: 400MHz to 4GHz
  • ADC: Dual, 16-Bit 310 MSPS anti-aliasing
  • DAC: Dual, 16-Bit 1230 MSPS anti-aliasing

Interfaces

  • RF In/Out: SMA
  • Transmit Power: 0dBm
  • Receive Level: 0dBm
  • Ethernet: SFP+ 10GigE Optical Ethernet
  • Additional interface expansion board providing USB for JTAG and debug, USB serial for console, reset button, jtag header, SMA for Clock reference and 2 screw terminal connector for power (not required when chassis is used)

Spectre Diagram

Physical

  • Dimensions: 160mm x 100mm VME Card Profile
  • Weight:270g (298g including development jig)

Environmental

  • Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C with cooling fan (recommended)
  • Humidity: 90% non-condensing

Power

  • DC Input: 12 volts at 1.4A
  • Power Consumption: 16.8W running typical streaming application running.

 

For more information download: Spectre datasheet.