ISI / Molex XU-AWG PCI Express XMC Module

ISI / Molex XU-AWG PCI Express XMC Module features two eight-lane high-speed serial links: one on XMC connector P15 and one on P16. These links can support several protocols, including up to eight-lane PCIe, Aurora, or user defined. The XU-AWG XMC card has two AC-coupled single-ended digital-to-analog converter (DAC) outputs with programmable DC bias. The high-speed, high-performance Analog Devices AD9162 DACs employ synchronization support, fixed latency, interpolation, and unique output circuits providing improved frequency synthesis in the 2nd and 3rd Nyquist zones. A Xilinx Kintex® Ultrascale XCKU060 FPGA with 4GB DDR4 RAM memory offers a high-performance DSP core for demanding applications such as RADAR and wireless IF generation. The close integration of the analog front-end, memory, and host interface with the FPGA enable real-time signal processing.

Typical applications for ISI / Molex XU-AWG PCI Express XMC Module include high-speed arbitrary waveform generation, IP development, instrumentation, automated test equipment software, and much more.


  • AD9162 DAC supports enhanced second and third Nyquist and frequency doubling 2x modes
  • Single-ended AC-coupled outputs with programmable DC bias digital inverse sinc filter
  • 48-bit NCO
  • Fixed deterministic latency
  • Interpolation filters: 1x (bypass mode), 2x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x,12x,16x, 24x
  • Internal TI LMK04828 or LMK04821 primary reference PLL with zero delay mode
  • Individually delay-controlled reference clock to each DAC secondary PLL and FPGA
  • Advanced triggering input registered to JESD204B reference clock
  • Internal or external reference clock
  • External clock and trigger inputs
  • Reference clock output
  • XCKU060 Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA
  • 4GB DDR4 DRAM in 2 banks each with 64-bit interface


  • High-speed arbitrary waveform generation
  • IP development
  • Instrumentation and automated test equipment software
  • VHDL framework logic
  • RADAR simulation and jammers
  • Electronic warfare
  • Windows/Linux drivers
  • C++ development kit

XU-AWG Block Diagram

ISI / Molex XU-AWG PCI Express XMC Module

XMC PCIe x8 Adapter Block Diagram

ISI / Molex XU-AWG PCI Express XMC Module
Publicado: 2021-12-10 | Actualizado: 2022-03-23