Dual wideband transceiver in FMC format

Paul Boughton

VadaTech has launched a dual wideband transceiver in the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) format for embedded designs.

The FMC214 has a frequency range of 70 MHz to 6 GHz and is ideal for LTE cellular, software defined radio (SDR), and other advanced RF applications.

It uses eight microminiature, 50Ω impedance SSMC RF connectors for the input/output and combines RF front end, frequency synthesisers for transmit and receive and mixed-signal baseband section with a flexible digital interface to host the processor through the low pin count 160pin LPC connector on the board.

The board provides an instantaneous bandwidth programmable from 200KHz to 56MHz with external clocking via the FMC connector from an on-board internal clock and can operate from 70MHz to 6.0 GHz frequency range, covering most licensed and unlicensed bands. The FMC214 is also Time Domain Duplex (TDD) and Frequency Domain Duplex (FDD) compatible to support the different RF protocols used around the world.

The FMC board also supports LVDS 2.5V I/O signalling as well as SPI and parallel CMOS controlled buses. 

VadaTech provides FMC boards in network interface, RF module, and A/D & D/A converter styles as well as FPGAs and an ecosystem of other boards, chassis, and application-ready platforms in various form factors