Milestone set to accelerate widespread adoption of All Programmable
devices and ADI’s data converters in communications equipment
Transition to the high-speed transceiver based JESD204B standard opens up significant upsides for improving system performance in communications equipment. JESD204B offers manufacturers numerous advantages, including higher level system integration, deterministic latency capability, easier multi-channel synchronization, smaller and lower-cost device packages, reduced PCB complexity and cost, and better system modularization.
“By demonstrating JESD204B interoperability,
“Interoperability testing between Xilinx FPGAs and ADI data converters is a significant milestone for analog and digital designers worldwide and it will reinforce industry confidence in this emerging high-speed converter interface. The results confirm that off-the-shelf ADI JESD204B data converters and Xilinx FPGAs work together seamlessly,” said
Developed by the JEDEC standards organization, the new JESD204B specification overcomes connectivity limitations between the logic device and the multiple data converter devices used in multi-mode wireless radios, wideband backhaul modems, ultrasound monitors and other high performance equipment. JESD204B eliminates the connectivity bottleneck, complexity and improves system performance while lowering cost.
The joint interoperability lab testing successfully validated JESD204B subclass 0 and subclass 1 (deterministic latency) functionality by running a comprehensive set of tests between the Xilinx Kintex-7 XC7K325T FPGA and ADI’s AD9250 device. Read the complete JESD204B