October 15, 2014 11:34 ET

4DSP Breaks New Barrier in FMC Form Factor With 2.5GHz Instantaneous Analog Bandwidth Solution

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - October 15, 2014) - 4DSP announces the release of a new analog-to-digital (A/D) / digital-to-analog (D/A) FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) card for single-channel data acquisition and high-speed signal processing and recording. The FMC170 is an FMC daughter card that provides one 10-bit A/D channel with speeds up to 5 Gsps and one 10-bit D/A channel at 5 Gsps. It offers front panel analog I/O access and can be used in a conduction-cooled environment. This module delivers high-bandwidth connectivity for calculation-heavy FPGA-based applications. The FMC170 is very well-suited for high performance applications in the communications, medical, and defense industries.

The low latency data path of the FMC170 enables 2.5GHz of instantaneous bandwidth in both the receive and transmit directions. The analog signal input and output are AC-coupled and connected to MMCX or SSMC coax connectors on the front panel. The FMC170 allows flexible control of clock source, sampling frequency, and calibration through I2C communication. The FMC170 is ideal for the high data throughput requirements of RADAR/SONAR and aerospace.

"4DSP's extensive portfolio of FMC modules offers the most diverse range of capabilities in the embedded computing industry," said Engineering Manager, Peter Kortekaas. "With the FMC170, we are bringing yet another choice for compact, high-bandwidth A/D and D/A to market for maximum performance in a variety of demanding real-time applications."


  • Single-channel, 10-bit A/D up to 5Gsps
  • Single-channel, 10-bit D/A up to 5Gsps
  • VITA 57.1-2010 compliant
  • Conduction-cooled - Standard Option
  • AC-coupled analog signals
  • LVDS IO signaling
  • 6 SSMC or MMCX front panel connectors
  • Clock source, sampling frequency, and calibration through I2C communication
  • Flexible clock tree enables:
    • Internal clock source
    • External sampling or reference clock
  • Power-down modes to switch off unused functions for system power savings
  • Mil-I-46058c Conformal Coating Compliant (optional)
  • HPC - High Pin Count connector


  • Software-defined radio (SDR)
  • Direct RF Down Conversion
  • RADAR/SONAR Electronic Warfare
  • Direction finding
  • Ultra-wideband satellite digital receivers
  • Wireless communication transceivers and base stations
  • Medical equipment
  • Aerospace and test measurement instruments


  • 4FM GUI offers multiple functions including the ability to monitor voltage and temperature; perform memory tests; measure the PCIe bandwidth; update FPGA firmware; and access StellarIP.
  • StellarIP is available for this product. It provides a simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation.
  • Data analyzer makes it possible to display digitized data in real time.
  • This module can be used on any VITA 57.1-compliant carrier card.
  • User Manual
  • Performance Report
  • Support provided on 4DSP's support forum private boards
  • Reference designs available for multiple FPGA carriers

More details about this product can be found here:

About 4DSP LLC
4DSP is an innovative Austin, Texas-based corporation dedicated to the design and manufacture of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) board-level electronics, FPGA Intellectual Property (IP Core), and system level solutions. With the most advanced digitizers and FPGA-based products, 4DSP has a reputation for delivering high-performance DSP solutions for the specific embedded computing requirements of Military, Aerospace, Biomedical and Chemical Science applications. As an AS9100 certified company, 4DSP excels at providing solutions that make an impact in both the lab and the field. More information about 4DSP can be found at

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Contact Information

  • Sales Contacts:

    USA / International
    Michael Brown
    Tel. +1 800-816-1751
    Fax. +1 (775) 473-9928
    4DSP LLC
    3101 Bee Caves Road, Suite 350
    Austin, TX 78746, USA

    Erik Barhorst
    Tel. +31-172-782-190
    Fax. +31-172-891-261
    4DSP BV
    Ondernemingsweg 66f, 2404HN
    Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands