ICS-645B Delivers High Performance, Cost-Effective Data Acquisition


Broadens range of solutions for high frequency sonar, test and measurement, radar Continuing to upgrade its range of industry-leading solutions for applications in high frequency sonar, test and measurement and radar, ICS Sensor Processing – part of Radstone Embedded Computing – today announced the ICS-645B 32-channel high-speed data acquisition card.   Providing a new level of price/performance for the company’s ICS-645 family, the ICS-645B takes full advantage of the higher throughput capabilities of PCI 2.2 with its 64-bit, 66 MHz interface, delivering four times the PCI bandwidth capacity, while the FPDP II interface delivers two and a half times (400 Mbytes/second) the throughput of previous family members. “The ICS-645 product line has led the market for high-speed acoustic ADC boards since it was introduced,” said Scott Hames, Director of Product Management at ICS.  “The announcement of the ICS-645B brings leading-edge performance to acoustic A/D applications while remaining highly affordable.  We believe our customers will agree that the ICS-645B represents outstanding value for money.” With 32 single-ended input channels, simultaneously sampled (even in multi-card systems) by high-speed oversampling ADCs (Analog Devices AD9260) at sample rates up to 20 MSPS (million samples per second) and a programmable clock source, the ICS-645B has been optimized to provide effective, streamlined functionality in a single full length PCI card.  The ICS-645B addresses the challenge of moving data back to the host processor or recorder by providing two high bandwidth data paths:  the 64/66 PCI interface provides sustained aggregate data rates in excess of 300 MBytes/second, while the FPDP II port provides a dedicated connection to collect data from multiple cards. 16 MBytes of onboard storage is provided, allowing the ICS-645B to tolerate unpredictable interrupt latencies encountered in non real-time operating systems. Availability of the ICS-645B is immediate. For product information visit: http://www.ics-ltd.com/images/Product_Brief_4812446.pdf