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Overview

TORNADO Digital Radio Controllers from MicroLAB Systems are designed for real-time multi-channel RF-signal processing with on-board DSP and feature unique combination of accuracy, performance and system integration capabilities. They can be used either as stand-alone embedded controllers with built-in external host communication interfaces and powered from a single wide range power supply, or can be a part of integrated system installed onto and hosted by either TORNADO-E2 DSP controllers or TORNADO-HCX host communication controllers. Finally, the number of synchronously processed RF channels can be easily increased by means of synchronization links across several boards.

TORNADO Digital Radio Controllers use TI C6xxx DSP and TI/Graychip digital-down converters (DDC) for RF-signal processing. They come with comprehensive software utilities and ready-to-run demo samples.

Key features

multi-channel RF input
multi-channel TI/Graychip DDC with FIFO and data streams switch
TI C6xxx DSP with on-board RAM and FLASH memories
480 Mbit/s USB 2.0 device interface for host PC communication
384 kBaud UARTs  with RS232C interfaces
multi-channel DAC and synchronous serial output ports for external receiver control
host 533 Mbyte/s PIOX2 32-bit parallel DCM site interface or host 533 Mbyte/s 32-bit HCX DCM site interface for external host board control
system μ-controller (MC) with on-board power supply control, board and external temperature monitoring, on-board and chassis fans control, remote power-supply control, NvRAM and EEPROM areas, and more...
JTAG port for DSP debugging via MicroLAB Systems MIRAGE-Nxx or TI XDS JTAG emulators
compact either PIOX2 or industry standard 3U form-factor
  comprehensive software utilities and ready-to-run demo samples

System integration capabilities

stand-alone operation with host PC communication via Ethernet, USB, or UART ports

installs onto TORNADO-E2 controllers and TORNADO Digital Radio Controllers  via PIOX2 or HCX DCM site interface for hosting, data post-processing, networking, external communication and mass storage capabilities

multiple TORNADO Digital Radio Controllers  can integrate into one synchronously sampling system increasing the number of RF channels

Applications

telecommunication
monitoring
networking
instrumentation
education

TORNADO-PX/DDC4G rev.3A Digital Radio Receiver Controller DCM
TORNADO-PX/DDC4G rev.3A Digital Radio Receiver Controller DCM
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TORNADO Digital Radio Receiver Block Diagram
TORNADO Digital Radio Receivers Block Diagram
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TORNADO-E2/6713 DSP Controller with TORNADO-PX/DDC4G rev.3A Digital Radio Receiver DCM
TORNADO-PX/DDC4G rev.3A Digital Radio Receiver DCM installed onto TORNADO-E2/6713 DSP Controller
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TORNADO-PX/DDC4G Digital Radio Receiver DCM installed onto TORNADO-HCX/8349 Host Communication Controller
TORNADO-PX/DDC4G rev.3A
Digital Radio Receiver Controller DCM installed onto TORNADO-HCX/8349 Host Communication Controller
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TORNADO-E2/6713 DSP Controller with TORNADO-PX/DDC4G rev3 Digital Radio Receiver Controller DCM and TORNADO-HCX/8349 Host Communication Controller DCM
TORNADO-E2/6713
DSP Controller with TORNADO-PX/DDC4G rev.3A Digital Radio Receiver DCM and TORNADO-HCX/8349 Host Communication Controller DCM
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TORNADO Digital Radio Receiver Controllers

p/n RF
inputs
DDC
channels
sampling frequency
generator
DSP max
memory
external
I/F
DAC
channels
XSOUT
channels
XSL
ports
host DCM
site I/F
power & physical options Pdf.GIF (224 bytes)
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TORNADO-
PX/DDC4G
rev.3A
2x
@14bit
 105MSPS
4x 100MHz
93.3333MHz
ext-clock
TI 'C416
@ 1 GHz
(8000MIPS)
512Kx32
SBSRAM

16Mx32
SDRAM

8Mx8
FLASH

2ch. UART
384 kBaud

USB 2.0
(device)

4x
@16 bit
2x
@8/16/24/30 bit
2x 32-bit PIOX2
(533 MByte/s)
with 512Kx32 SDPRAM
+5v//+14v
@ 1.5A

75x96mm

spread spectrum  clocking
(-SSC)
pdfsmall.gif (153 bytes)

 

Utility software and on-line manuals:

TORNADO-PX/DDC4G rev.3A Quad-channel DRR DSP Coprocessor DCM Software Utilities and On-line Documentation
(Call MicroLAB Systems to receive this documentation)

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