The Jade model 71871

Digital Module Generates Four Channels to 1.25 GHz

April 10, 2020
This compact digital waveform generator uses a pair of high-speed DACs to produce four wideband signal channels with output frequencies to 1.25 GHz.

The latest addition to the Jade Architecture family of digital waveform generators from Pentek, the model 71871, is a powerful four-channel module with digital-to-analog converter (DAC) reaching 1.25 GHz.

The module is based on two model DAC3884 16-b DACs from Texas Instruments working at sampling rates to 1.25 GHz. It includes a versatile Kintex Ultrascale field-programmable gate array (FPGA) from Xilinx that supports generation of waveforms from on-board and off-board memory sources. Output waveforms with as much as 250 MHz bandwidth can be independently generated by the four channels.

“The Jade Model 71871 builds on the capabilities of the popular Jade line of XMCs,” said Robert Sgandurra, Pentek’s director of product management. “Pentek’s Navigator Design Suite adds more IP with each product release, all of which is fully available to our customers for even more effective product development.”

The waveform generator is designed for rugged operating environments and for air- and conduction-cooled systems. It is available with different FPGAs depending upon the demands of an application, with the highest level of signal-processing capabilities well suited for beamforming, modulation, encoding and encryption of signals prior to transmission.

The most advanced FPGAs are part of the most expensive solutions, with lower-cost FPGAs available as part of the tradeoffs in meeting simpler signal-processing requirements. The waveform generator can be supplied with several types of connectors, including μSync connectors that allow multiple modules to be synchronized.

Sponsored Recommendations

Getting Started with Python for VNA Automation

April 19, 2024
The video goes through the steps for starting to use Python and SCPI commands to automate Copper Mountain Technologies VNAs. The process of downloading and installing Python IDC...

Can I Use the VNA Software Without an Instrument?

April 19, 2024
Our VNA software application offers a demo mode feature, which does not require a physical VNA to use. Demo mode is easy to access and allows you to simulate the use of various...

Introduction to Copper Mountain Technologies' Multiport VNA

April 19, 2024
Modern RF applications are constantly evolving and demand increasingly sophisticated test instrumentation, perfect for a multiport VNA.

Automating Vector Network Analyzer Measurements

April 19, 2024
Copper Mountain Technology VNAs can be automated by using either of two interfaces: a COM (also known as ActiveX) interface, or a TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) socket interface...