400 Gb/s Components and Test & Measurement Solutions

VEGA Signal Converters

Micram VEGA DAC/ADC chips are the only products of their kind providing real-time, streaming, unbuffered data conversion with flexible sampling rates of up to and above 30GS/s. VEGAenables the only practical, running 100G data transmission development environment available today. VEGA give 100GbE developers the power to make immediate, significant progress by providing an off-the-shelf, full-bandwidth 100G environment – without a custom chip run. VEGA is open, scalable and easily adapted to any application-specific requirements.

Unlike other DAC/ADC product architectures which force early design decisions that are costly and time-consuming to change, VEGA enables developers to rapidly prototype their ideas, test them and make revisions on the fly. With VEGA, developers can quickly assemble a highly productive, real-time 100G development system and start creating system-level product designs immediately.

DAC I and DAC II

Following the success of our original digital to analog converter chip, the sold-out DAC25, Micram now offers a family of second generation VEGA DACs offering developers even more performance and design flexibility: VEGA DAC I with sampling rates up to 25GS/s, and VEGA DAC II which achieves sampling rates as high as 34 GS/s. Incorporating everything we’ve learned from the success of VEGA DAC25, our latest chips deliver extraordinary performance that meets the capabilities of the latest generation of FPGAs, including the Xilinx VIRTEX-5, VIRTEX-6 and Altera Stratix IV.

For more information on the DAC I and II click here.

ADC 30

The ground-breaking VEGA ADC 30 is a 30 GS/s, 6 bit analog to digital converter with 20 GHZ bandwidth. Even greater performance can be achieved with two VEGA ADC 30 evaluation boards can be configured in a multi-channel interleave mode, enabling a effective 60 GS/s sampling rate @ 20 GHz bandwidth.
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The Low Risk Path for 100GbE Development

The competitive advantage available to developers using VEGA is potentially game-changing. Already  up to four VEGA chips can be synchronized for an interleave mode using the CD15/CD17 versatile clock distribution module. See also the application note on synchronizing up to  4 VEGA converters:   030_Synchronizing VEGA Modules
VEGA converters will be delivering their unbeatable level of performance in a single BGA package that will interface with standard or custom specific DSP or FPGA data processors and provide a remarkably flexible and efficient core for system-level 100GbE products. There is no clearer path to the 100GbE market available today.

 

VEGA Evaluation Board

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VEGA Evaluation Board

Evaluation board usable with both ADC and DAC Includes microcontroller with USB interface for testing w/o FPGA   Most circuitry is located on the back side of the evaluation board   Test Setup with FPGA Front: Evaluation Board with DAC module Back: Xilinx ML424 Board with Virtex4-FX140 (24 RocketIOs) 15 GHz clock is fed to the DAC module (blue cable) Reference clock (:40) for FPGA is generated by DAC 48 RF-cables for 24 differential SerDes links...

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ADC 30

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ADC 30

VEGA ADC 30 Key Data The ADC 30 is designed for 30GS/s to show the inherent performance and functional capability of the VEGA modular approach. It consists of an input-amplifier, track-and-hold circuit, ADC-core and output logic. The converter has a bandwidth of 20GHz, which shows up when operating two ADCs in interleave mode to provide 60GS/s @ 20 GHz. Like DAC II, the ADC30s are available with an evaluation board. The ADC chip is mounted to the PCB board on a chip-carrier (shown here) which allows easy swapping of ADC chips to different...

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Clock Distribution Module: CD17

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Clock Distribution Module:  CD17

CD17 17 GHz Versatile Clock Distribution Module The CD17 is a versatile clock distribution module for clock signals up to 17 GHz. Key features are: single-ended and differential IO operation, programmable reference clock divider, synchronous clock start/stop, broadband operation, adjustable main clock output swing and delay, single supply voltage, PLL, crystal oscillator and 17 GHz VCO. Main purpose of the CD17 is driving and synchronizing multiple multiplexers, ADCs or DACs. The symmetrical clock input buffer allows for single ended as well...

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DAC I and DAC II

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DAC I and DAC II

DAC I and DAC II We are now offering two versions of our second-generation VEGA DAC: DAC I with sampling rates up to 25 GS/s, and DAC II which achieves rates as high as 34GS/s. The VEGA DAC digital-to-analog signal converter family, with a sample rate of up to 34GS/s at 20GHz bandwidth. Incorporating everything we’ve learned from the success of the sold-out VEGA DAC25, our latest chip delivers extraordinary performance that meets – and even exceeds – the capabilities of the latest generation of FPGAs, including the Xilinx...

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