• Wideband ADC/DAC ProductsMulti-Channel Open Architecture Solutions

    Wideband ADC/DAC Products
    Multi-Channel Open Architecture Solutions

    Form factors for desktop, emebedded, and conduction cooled systems.
  • Model 277Quad 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC Digitizer

    Model 277
    Quad 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC Digitizer

    Available in PCIe, XMC, conduction cooled XMC, and VPX formats. Read More
  • Model 272Dual 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC/DAC Digitizer/Generator

    Model 272
    Dual 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC/DAC Digitizer/Generator

    Available in PCIe, XMC, conduction cooled XMC, and VPX formats. Read More
  • Model 27612-bit / 1.5 GHz ADC Digitizer

    Model 276
    12-bit / 1.5 GHz ADC Digitizer

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

    Model 277
    Quad 16-bit / 250 MHz ADC Digitizer

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

imageWe offer a catalog of signal processing 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, and up/down converters. Some of our latest products are featured in the adjacent showcase. Datasheets are available directly from 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

  • 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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  • RF Up Converter
    The RF up converter product is built around a wideband quadrature modulator and broadband frequency synthesizer. The quadrature modulator features an extremely wide 500 MHz modulation bandwidth and operates over a very wide carrier frequency range from 10 MHz to
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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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