High-Speed DSP Platform

At a Glance

  • Micro-TCA platform for real-time testing of digital signal processing algrorithms
  • Various plug-in boards, such as ADC, DAC, Multi-100G-Interface or FPGA processors


  • 56 GSa/s, 8-bit ADC and 65 GSa/s, 8-bit DAC plug-in boards with real-time data interface
  • Multiple ADC/DAC boards can be combined in one platform, to generate synchronized multi-chanel (1 to 16) ADCs and DACs
  • Free-programmable internal Virtex Ultrascale/Ultrascale+ FPGA plug-in boards
  • High-speed interfacing between boards within the platform and to external FPGA boards
  • Platform based on Micro-TCA standard
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connection for data exchange and FPGA programming
  • Ready-to-use IP Cores available


  • Test of DSP algorithms in realtime
  • Online transmission performance evaluation of coherent optical transmission systems
  • Online measurement and debugging
  • Prototyping of FPGA-based real-time transceivers


Real-time processing