XRM2-DA5 - RF/IF Signal Sampling/Generation



  • RF/IF Signal Sampling/Generation
  • High Speed Analog Data Capture.
  • High Speed Analog Signal Generation

Board Features

  • Dual 14-bit 3Gsps ADCs
  • ADC is JESD204B compliant
  • Single 16-bit 2.5Gsps DAC
  • External Clock Input
  • On-board precision oscillator
  • Alpha Data XRM2 I/O Module


The XRM2-DA5 is an I/O Module which provides dual channel ADC and single channel DAC interfaces.

The XRM2-DA5 is designed for use with Alpha Data's XRM2 compliant carrier cards. It provides the user with dual high speed Analog to Digital Converters at 14bits/3GHz and a single high speed Digital to Analog converter at 16bits/1GHz along with an external clock input and clock output and a number of bidirectional trigger/synchronisation signals.

Board Format

Alpha Data XRM2 I/O Module

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

CodeCooling OptionOperating Temp.Storage Temp.
AC1Air Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C-55°C+100°C

Operating Humidity range:

Up to 95% (non-condensing)

EMC Conformity:

FCC 47CFR Part 2
EN55022:2010 Equipment ClassB

For more information on the operating conditions for the different cooling options go to: Alpha Data Environmental Specification Page.

Or read: Alpha Data Environment Specification (PDF).

I/O Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyDescription
ANALOG I/O (Front Panel)
ADC2Dual Analog to Digital Converters
Resolution: 14-bit
Max Clock Rate: 3 GHz
Impedance: 50 Ohm
Levels: Power: +10 dBm to -10 dBm in 1 dB
Connector: MMCX
FSI Range adjustable in 1 dB steps
DAC1Single Digital to Analog Converter
Resolution: 16-bit
Max Clock Rate: 1GHz
Impedance: 50 Ohm
Levels: ±1V (open circuit)| ±500mV (50Ω load)
Connector: MMCX
DISCRETE I/O (Front Panel)
External clock input1External clock input
Max Clock Rate: 1400MHz
Bandwidth: 5MHz to 1400MHz (100MHz nominal)
Impedance: 50 Ohm
Levels: -6dBm to +12dBm (nominal 0 dBm)
Connector: MMCX
The external clock input is only used as an input to the clock synthesiser circuitry
TriggerI/O2Bidirectional Trigger Signal
Impedance: 50R
Levels: 3V3 or 5V
Connector: MMCX
Internal Clock1Internal Clock
Max Clock Rate: 100MHz
On-board precision oscillator


No specific software required

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  • XRM2-DA5 Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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