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Industry’s First COTS Mezzanine with 64 GSps ADC/DAC Sample Rates Is Introduced by Annapolis Micro Systems

Annapolis, Md. (January 21, 2022) – Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, today announced the availability of the industry’s first COTS FMC+ Mezzanine Card to feature Jariet Technologies’ Electra-MA chip with 64 GS/s, 10-bit ADC and DAC capability. It is targeted at demanding applications requiring direct sampling frequency coverage anywhere from 0.1 to 36 GHz, and/or wide instantaneous bandwidths.

This breakthrough, direct sampling Jariet transceiver performs frequency conversion and filtering in the digital domain, eliminating the need for costly analog frequency conversion. The WILD FMC+ DME1 ADC & DAC Card thus provides an unprecedented level of performance and integration for RF and microwave systems:

  • 2-Channel, 40 to 64 GSps, 10b ADC
  • 2-Channel, 40 to 64 GSps, 10b DAC

It has a usable analog bandwidth of 36 GHz and a maximum instantaneous bandwidth of 6.4 GHz on both channels simultaneously. All transceiver channels feature onboard digital downconverters (DDCs) and digital upconverters (DUCs), including sub-band channelizers for dynamic frequency selection.

“We are excited to be the first company to use Jariet’s Electra-MA transceiver in a COTS mezzanine,” said Noah Donaldson, Annapolis Micro Systems Chief Technology Officer. “This daughter card integration allows for maximum flexibility of use, and for significantly higher performance than adding the transceiver directly to a baseboard.”

“The DME1 WFMC+ from Annapolis Micro Systems represents a significant milestone in the maturity of direct sampling transceiver products,” said Craig Hornbuckle, Chief Technology Officer of Jariet Technologies. “While ADC and DAC prototypes sampling at tens of Gigasamples per second have existed in the lab for a few years, the technology has finally reached the level of maturity necessary to practically deploy it for the warfighter. Flexible spectrum access from VHF through Ka-band will be a gamechanger in the competition to control the electromagnetic spectrum.”

The DME1 is available for use with 3rd party FMC+ baseboards or with Annapolis’ WILDSTAR 3U OpenVPX Baseboards (one WFMC+ mezzanine site) or 6U OpenVPX Baseboards (two WFMC+ mezzanine sites). Annapolis WILDSTAR Baseboards utilize up to three high-performance FPGAs.

The DME1 is one of dozens of products that comprise Annapolis’ proven WILD100 EcoSystem that aligns with SOSA™ 1.0. The EcoSystem is an interoperable portfolio of rugged high-performance OpenVPX COTS boards and systems that are used for challenging data acquisition, digital signal processing, and data storage applications.

The WILD100 EcoSystem includes these 3U VPX products:

The WILD100 EcoSystem also includes these 6U VPX products:

Suitable for either a 3U or 6U VPX system are Annapolis’ WILD Chassis Managers. They are secure VITA 46.11/SOSA-aligned chassis managers that implement a Xilinx UltraScale+ Zynq and latest Microsemi PolarFire FPGA. Support for MIL-STD-1553 is included.

Annapolis’ powerful BSP options include 40/100GbE IP and both VxWorks 7 and Linux support.

Annapolis high-performance products are designed for advanced HPC, ISR, and multi-function EW applications, including phased array radar, cybersecurity network processing, DRFM, beamforming, sensor processing, wireless communication, and radar signal processing.

About Jariet
Founded in 2015, Jariet Technologies, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-frequency ADC and DAC products for both Defense and Commercial Wireless applications. Best known for industry-leading, direct sampling ADC and DAC technology and their delivery on multiple DARPA MTO programs, Jariet products are disrupting the way that RF, Microwave, and mmWave systems are architected.

Jariet’s product vision is “Digital Microwave,” wherein extremely high-speed ADCs and DACs are used to directly sample signals as high as Ka-band, bringing the digital domain closer to the antenna.  Direct Sampling transceivers such as Jariet’s 64 GS/s Electra-MA product perform frequency conversion and filtering operations in the digital domain, eliminating the need for the complex analog frequency conversion structures that are normally needed for C, X, Ku, K, and Ka-band sampling. Compared with traditional approaches, Digital Microwave ICs enable higher RF port density for digital phased arrays, lower front-end distortion and phase noise, and faster, lower cost development.

Jariet is headquartered in Redondo Beach, CA and is a registered small business. Learn more at https://jariettech.com/

About Annapolis Micro Systems

Founded in 1982, Annapolis Micro Systems is the leader in FPGA-based super-high-performance systems utilized for signal processing applications for defense and commercial requirements.

Annapolis systems are truly COTS-based due to the development of a breakthrough product line – WILDSTAR™ – and ecosystem – WILD100™ – that feature unprecedented interoperability, scalability, and forward/backward compatibility.

All Annapolis products are engineered and manufactured under one roof in the United States.  This co-location of engineering and manufacturing allows for better quality control and production flexibility, and substantially more aggressive delivery schedules.

Learn more at https://www.annapmicro.com/

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