Nutaq Innovation Inc.

Nutaq Innovation Inc.

November 13, 2014 05:00 ET

Nutaq Innovation Expands Relationship With a $265,000 Contract to Supply Microdigitizer to MAX IV Laboratory in Sweden


- Model-based design leads to easy portability of algorithms developed on a previous generation Low Level RF (LLRF) system

- Increased safety through ultra-low latency power amplifier shutdown in case of failure detection

- 40% system cost reduction realized through hardware optimization

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - Nutaq Innovation Inc. is proud to announce that it received a purchase order of $265,000 from MAX-lab National Research Laboratory for Nuclear Physics and Synchrotron Radiation Research to deliver MicroDigitizers for digital Low Level RF (LLRF) as part of their MAX IV Synchrotron Accelerator.

This order is a continuation of the Nutaq and MAX-lab relationship. Nutaq's digitizer product line, first sold as a development system for the continuous improvement of LLRF systems in MAX I to III facilities, has recently been selected to be used as a key component of the MAX IV storage rings, which will be inaugurated June 21st 2016. The MicroDigitizer platforms will be used to control the RF voltage of the accelerating cavities of the future MAX IV synchrotron light source, and monitor other RF signals of the amplifiers that provide the power to these cavities. It will also have safety utilities to shut-down the amplifiers in microseconds in case a failure is detected.

"We chose Nutaq for MAX IV LLRF because it will allow us to implement in a single FPGA all the digital signal processing involved to control the RF voltage (100 MHz) of two accelerating cavities with enough resolution and bandwidth which is critical for the beam operation of the MAX IV Synchrotron Accelerator " said Lars Malmgren, Manager RF group.

"This contract came to fruition through our ongoing project with the ALBA Synchrotron in Spain, as MAX IV has decided to select the same solution based on performance reached by Nutaq's solution at ALBA," said Francis Letourneau, Vice President of Sale, Nutaq Innovation Inc. "The digitizer solution will also be used at synchrotron facilities like Solaris Synchrotron Center in Poland."

About Nutaq Innovation

Leveraging decades of digital signal processing (DSP) expertise, we help our customers cut their time-to-market by providing them with rapid-prototyping development, test and validation systems, which are helping fuel next generation wireless standards and innovations, such as software-defined radios (SDR), 5G, HetNet and the IoT, as well as in the scientific and defense markets. For more information:

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About MAX IV laboratory

MAX IV Laboratory is a national laboratory hosted by Lund University. It operates accelerators producing x-rays of very high intensity and quality. Almost 1000 scientists per year come to the lab and use the x-rays for scientific research making the invisible visible. It is presently building a new project which will be the brightest x-ray source in the world when opening to users in 2016. Additional information about MAX IV Lab is available at

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