The AMC523 is a dual DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) module compliant to the MicroTCA.4 specification. The unit has an on-board, re-configurable FPGA which interfaces directly to the GbE and PCIe bus. It also has 12 channels ADC digital LVDS routed to the FPGA from the MRT523 RTM.
The FPGA has an interface to the DDR3 memory. This allows for large buffer sizes to be stored during processing as well as for queuing the data to the host.
The AMC523 allows for flexible external clocking as well as internal clocking. The module has a Trig In/Out signal that is sourced from the front panel or port 17. Each input/output goes to the Rear Transition Module (RTM) connector that complies with μTCA.4. Each of the ADC/DAC single ended inputs are converted to differential signals.
The FPGA interfaces to the front panel via quad SFP+, I/O headers, JTAG, CLK In/Trig In/Out, and LEDs. An RS-232 port is also available from the FPGA if the customer desires to implement a soft-processor in the FPGA and utilize a serial console.