AF209

Arbitrary Broadband Signal Generation L, S and C bands, Automatic Test Equipment (ATE)

Single Slot FMC HPC
Single channel 12-bit 4.5 Gsps DAC
Conduction or Air-Cooled

AF209 - Arbitrary Broadband Signal Generation L, S and C bands, Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) - Apissys

 

Applications

  • Test & Measurement
  • Radar Transmitter
  • Software Defined Radio

Features

  • 1 channel 12-bit, 4.5 Gsps DAC
  • External clock and reference input
  • Internal low jitter clock generation
  • External trigger input and output
  • VITA 57 FMC form factor
  • Air cooled and Conduction cooled rugged versions
  • FPGA firmware cores
     

The AF2094 is part of ApisSys' range of modular IOs solutions based on the VITA 57, FPGA Mezzanine Card standard.

The AF209 provides customers with a single channel 12-bit up to 4.5 Gsps DAC capability, ideally suited for test and measurement, Software Defined Radio or Radar Transmitter applications.

The AF209 DAC channel is AC coupled with an output bandwidth wider than 7 GHz for a full scale signal of -3 dBm (450 mVpp).

 

The AF209 provides an internal ultra-low jitter clock generation and can be used with either an external clock or an external reference for higher flexibility.

The AF209 features an external trigger input and an external trigger output used to synchronize processing with external events.

The AF209is fully supported on ApisSys 3U VPX FPGA processing engines.

     

12-bit 4.5 Gsps DAC

The AF209 Digital to Analog conversion is performed by one e2v EV12DS400 12-bit 4.5 Gsps DAC.
The AF209 provides one front panel SSMC connector for the analog output.
The output signal is single ended AC coupled with an output bandwidth from 1 MHz to more than 7 GHz with -3 dBm output level.

Clock

The AF209 provides an internal ultra low jitter clock generator locked on a 100 MHz internal reference.
The AF209 provides a front panel SSMC connector for an external reference from 10 to 100 MHz, a front panel SSMC connector for an external clock input from 500 MHz to 4.5 GHz and a front panel SSMC connector for an external clock output.
Estimated jitter from the internal clock generation (including 100 MHz reference and clock distribution) is below 200 fs for a 4.5 GHz clock. Added jitter on external clock is lower than 100 fs.

Trigger and Synchronization

The AF209 provides a front panel SSMC connector for an external trigger input and one front panel SSMC connector for an external trigger output.
The trigger input and output signals are buffered with ultrafast PECL buffers.

FMC interface

The AF209 features a VITA 57 – FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) compliant interface.
The FMC uses High Pin Count (HPC) interface with 1.8V or 2.5V Vadj.
The FMC MGT interfaces are unused.

 

Firmware

The AF209 comes with a firmware package which includes VHDL cores allowing control and communication with all AF209 hardware resources.
A base design is provided which demonstrates the use of the AF209 and gives users a starting point for firmware development.
The AF209 firmware package is supported on the Xilinx VIVADO ® 2015.2 design suites and later versions.
The AF209 firmware package has been fully validated on AV108 and other ApisSys FMC carrier products.

Software

The AF209 is delivered with control software compatible with AV108 and other ApisSys FMC carrier products.
An application example is provided as source code.

Ruggedization

The AF209 is delivered in air cooled and conduction cooled standard or rugged versions for use in severe environmental conditions.
Standard VITA 47 supported ruggedization levels are EAC4, EAC6 and ECC3.

     

Analog Output

  • Output coupling: AC
    • Full power bandwidth > 6.5 GHz
    • Full scale : -3 dBm
  • Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Connector: SSMC

Digital to Analog Conversion

  • Single channel
  • Resolution: 12 bit
  • Sampling Frequency 500 MHz to 4.5 GHz

Sampling Performances

  • 4.5 Gsps, Fout = 1500 MHz, -1dBFS:
    • NRZ mode SFDR: 55.5 dBc
    • NRTZ mode SFDR : 56 dBc
  • 4.5 Gsps, Fout = 3.0 GHz, -1dBFS:
    • NRTZ mode SFDR : 56 dBc
    • RTZ mode SFDR: 52.5 dBc
    • RF mode SFDR: -50.5 dBc
  • 4.5 Gsps, Fout = 5.0 GHz, -1dBFS:
    • RF mode SFDR: 50 dBc
 

Trigger

  • External trigger Input
    • Input Low: 1.15V to 1.35Vp
    • Input High: 1.85V to 2.05Vp
    • Connector: SSMC, 50 Ohms
  • External trigger Output
    • Output Low: 0.6Vp
    • Output High: 1.4Vp
    • Connector: SSMC, 50 Ohms

Clock

  • Internal low jitter clock (assembly option):
    • 500 MHz to 4.5 GHz
    • Internal jitter: < 200 fs
  • External Input Clock:
    • Frequency: 500 MHz to 4.5 GHz
    • Level: 10 dBm to 15 dBm
    • Added jitter (Ext clock) < 100 fs
    • Connector: SSMC, 50 Ohms
  • External Output Clock:
    • Frequency: sampling clock
    • Level: 0 dBm
    • Connector: SSMC, 50 Ohms
  • External reference:
    • Frequency: 10 MHz to 100 MHz
    • Level: 10 dBm to 15 dBm
    • Connector: SMC, 50 Ohms
 

FMC interface

  • HPC:
    • LA(0:33): LVDS 1.8V or 2.5V
    • HA(0:23): LVDS 1.8V or 2.5V
    • HB(0:21): LVCMOS 1.8V or 2.5V

Software support

  • Software Drivers and Application example
    • Windows and Linux

Firmware support

  • VHDL cores for all hardware resources
  • Base design
  • Supported by Xilinx VIVADO 2015.2 and later

Ruggedization

  • As per VITA 47:
    • Air cooled : EAC4 and EAC6
    • Conduction cooled : ECC3

Power dissipation

  • +12V: 0.5 A max (6.1W)
  • +3.3V: < 0.2 A (0.7W)
  • VADJ (1.8V or 2.5V): 0.2 A max (0.4W)
  • +3.3VAUX: < 0.1 A (0.4W)

Weight

  • Air cooled : 50g
  • Conduction cooled : 55g
     
Part Number   A F 209 - rr - a
Ruggedization level Air Standard - - - - AS - -
  Air Rugged - - - - AR - -
  Conduction Standard - - - - CS - -
     
  Air flow, Standard
AS (VITA 47 EAC4)*
Air flow, Rugged
AR (VITA 47 EAC6)*
Conduction Standard
CS (VITA 47 ECC3)*
Conduction Rugged
CR (VITA47 ECC4)*
Operating
Temperature
0°C to +55°C (1)
(8 CFM airfl ow at sea level)
-40 to +70ºC (1)
(8 CFM airfl ow at sea level)
-40°C to +70°C
(Card Edge)
-40°C to +85°C
(Card Edge)
Non Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C -50°C to +100°C -50°C to +100°C -55°C to +105°C
Operating
Vibration
(Random)
5Hz - 100Hz +3 dB/octave
100Hz-1kHz = 0.04 g2/Hz
1kHz - 2kHz -6 dB/octave
5Hz - 100Hz +3 dB/octave
100Hz - 1kHz = 0.04 g2/Hz
1kHz - 2kHz -6 dB/octave
5Hz - 100Hz +3 dB/octave
100Hz - 1kHz = 0.1 g2/Hz
1kHz - 2kHz -6 dB/octave
5Hz - 100Hz +3 dB/octave
100Hz - 1kHz = 0.1 g2/Hz
1kHz - 2kHz -6 dB/octave
Operating Shock 20g, 11 millisecond, half-sine 20g, 11 millisecond, half-sine 40g, 11 millisecond, half-sine 40g, 11 millisecond, half-sine
Operating
Relative Humidity
0% to 95%
non-condensing
0% to 95%
non-condensing
0% to 95%
non-condensing
0% to 95%
non-condensing
Operating
Altitude
@ 0 to 10,000 ft
with adequate airflow
@ 0 to 30,000 ft
with adequate airflow
@ 0 to 30,000 ft @ 0 to 60,000 ft
Conformal Coating No Optional (acrylic 1B31) Yes (default acrylic 1B31) Yes (default acrylic 1B31)

*Reference to ANSI-VITA standard VITA 47 (r2) for the listed parameters only. Temperature cycling or other not listed VITA 47 requirements on demand

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