• Model 377Quad 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC With FPGA

    Model 377
    Quad 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC With FPGA

    Available in XMC, conduction cooled XMC, and PCIe formats. Read More
  • Model 376Dual 12-bit / 1.6 GHz ADC With FPGA

    Model 376
    Dual 12-bit / 1.6 GHz ADC With FPGA

    Available in XMC, conduction cooled XMC, and PCIe formats. Read More
  • Model 277Quad 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC Digitizer

    Model 277
    Quad 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC Digitizer

    Available in XMC, conduction cooled XMC, and PCIe formats. Read More
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Welcome to the Red Rapids website

imageWe offer a catalog of signal acquisition and generation hardware products that are targeted at communication, telemetry, radar, spectrum monitoring, and test/measurement applications. All of our products are built around open architecture standards for embedded systems (XMC/VPX/cPCI), rugged systems (CCXMC) and server/desktop computers (PCIe). Feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail if you have any questions or don't see what you need.

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Open architecture hardware solutions

imageOur product portfolio includes analog/digital signal converters, FPGA DSP accelerators, and up/down converters. Some of our latest products are featured in the adjacent showcase. Datasheets are available under the products listing of the main menu while detailed documentation and software is available under the downloads listing. We invite you to experience the price/performance advantage that our products offer.

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A sharp focus on a single vision

imageIt has been over twenty years since our founders set out to produce affordable commercial products for high performance signal conversion/conditioning. Now after thousands of boards have been placed in service around the globe, we remain dedicated to that core objective. While technical innovation is obviously important, we recognize that the true key to product success is continuous customer service; before and after the sale.

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Product Portfolio

  • Xilinx FPGA Based DSP Accelerators
    The FPGA based DSP accelerator products provide an ideal platform to rapidly field application specific signal acquisition and generation functions minus the expense of custom hardware development. Several products share a common FPGA processing architecture and code base with a
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  • Plug and Play ADC/DAC
    The plug and play ADC/DAC products perform general purpose signal acquisition and generation for a broad range of applications (scientific, medical, industrial, communications). The hardware incorporates a rich set of software programmable features that include selectable operating modes (continuous, snapshot,
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  • Digital Up/Down Converters
    The digital up/down converter products feature software programmable tuners that perform frequency translation and bandwidth reduction to achieve the desired signal characteristics. The hardware incorporates a rich set of software programmable features that include selectable operating modes (continuous, snapshot, periodic),
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Technical White Papers

Event Scheduler Simplifies TDMA and Radar Processing

The Red Rapids event scheduler allows precision timing of receiver or transmitter time slots encapsulated within a repeating frame. Up to 512 independent slots can be defined within the frame using the ADC or DAC sample clock as the time base.

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VITA Radio Transport Standard (ANSI/VITA 49)

Red Rapids has adopted the IF Data Packet defined by the VITA Radio Transport (VRT) Standard (ANSI/VITA 49.0) as the data format for all products that produce a digitized stream of data. A summary of the specification is provided here as an introduction to the standard.

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Basic Principles of Direct Memory Access (DMA)

It helps to understand some basic computer architecture concepts to appreciate the power and limitations of DMA transfers. It would be impossible to support high data rate transfer peripherals if the central processing unit (CPU) had to manage these transactions.

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