Quad 12GSps 16-Bit DAC WFMC+ – WWQDA1

This high performance quad channel 12GSps DAC with two input bandwidth options, optional 50Ω SSMC I/O connectors, internal sample clock options and internal 10MHz reference clock options.

Compatible with any WILDSTAR mainboard with a WFMC+ slot.

The Quad 12GSps 16-Bit DAC WFMC+ allows sample rates as high as 12GSps and provides four channels of high speed, precision digital-to-analog converter outputs for a compatible motherboard. It provides excellent analog performance with flexible high-precision trigger options.

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  • Four DAC channels running at 12GSps 16-bits
  • Capability to have eight DAC channels in one 6U OpenVPX slot when plugged into WILDSTAR OpenVPX FPGA mainboards
  • Compatible with any WILDSTAR mainboard with a WFMC+ slot
  • Firmware and Software for four channel data transmit interface and clock trigger synchronization provided in CoreFire Next and VHDL source

DAC Performance

  • Sample Rate: 1.5GSps – 12GSps (Analog Devices AD9164)
  • Resolution: 16 Bits
  • Direct RF synthesis at 6GSps
    • Up to 2.5GHz in Baseband Mode
    • Up to 6GHz in 2x Normal Mode
    • 1.5 to 7.5GHz in Mix Mode
  • Bypassable Interpolation
    • 2x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 24x

I/O Connectors

  • Optional 50Ω SSMC or VITA 67
  • Seven 50Ω Front Panel Connectors
    • Four Analog Outputs
    • External Sample Clock
    • PLL Reference Input
    • Trigger Input


Clock Synchronization

  • Software-selectable external clock input or onboard PLL clock
  • All DACs across multiple mezzanine cards can be synchronized using WILDSTAR Clock Distribution Boards and select WILDSTAR Backplanes

Mechanical and Environmental

  • Integrated Heatsink and EMI / Crosstalk Shields
  • Commercial and Industrial Temperatures Available
  • Air Cooled and Conduction Cooled supported

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