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Model 53690 L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Channel 200 MHz A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX

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  • Accepts RF Signals from 925 to 2175 MHz
  • Programmable LNA boosts LNB (low noise block) antenna signal levels with up to 60 dB gain
  • Programmable analog downconverter provides I + Q baseband signals with bandwidths ranging from 4 to 40 MHz
  • Two 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • Supports Xilinx Virtex-6 LXT and SXT FPGA
  • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM or 32 MB of QDRII+ SRAM
  • Sample clock synchronization to an external system reference
  • Clock/sync bus for multiboard synchronization
  • Optional LVDS connections to the Virtex-6 FPGA for custom I/O
  • 3U VPX form factor provides a compact, rugged platform
  • Compatible with several VITA standards including: VITA-46, VITA-48 and VITA-65 (OpenVPXTM System Specification)
  • Ruggedized and conduction-cooled versions available


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Model 53690

Cobalt Xilinx Virtex-6

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Please note that some hardware and software manuals are used for more than one Pentek product. Although the model numbers given in the description of each manual below may vary, these manuals are all used for the product described on this web page.

Part No.
800.53690 Installation Guide Model 53690 L-band Tuner & 2-Channel A/D Cobalt Family VPX Module 1.5 (4/1/2014)
800.71603 Addendum Model 716xx Reprogram FPGA from FLASH 1.0 (12/24/2013)
800.71690 Operating Manual Model 71690 L-band Tuner & 2-Channel A/D Cobalt Family XMC Module 1.9 (7/9/2015)
801.71690 Programmer's Reference ReadyFlow Board Support Libraries for Model 71690 1.0 (2/14/2012)
809.7x690 Supplemental Manual Vendor Data Sheets for Model 7x690 Series Operating Manuals 1.0 (1/24/2012)
815.71690 User's Guide Model 4995A Option 169 Windows ReadyFlow BSP for Model 71690 1.0 (11/13/2015)
816.71690 User's Guide Model 4994A Option 169 Linux ReadyFlow BSP for Model 71690 1.1A (6/14/2012)
820.53690 User's Guide Getting Started Guide for Model 53690 2.2 (6/12/2014)
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Model 4953 GateFlow FPGA Design Kit for Pentek Modules for Model 53690
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Model 4996A ReadyFlow Board Support Packages (BSPs) for VxWorks for Model 53690

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4953 169 GateFlow FPGA Design Kit for Pentek Modules
4994A 169 ReadyFlow Board Support Packages (BSPs) for Linux
4995A 169 ReadyFlow Board Support Packages (BSPs) for Windows
4996A 169 ReadyFlow Board Support Packages (BSPs) for VxWorks

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