ICS-1620 DAC

PCI Express x4 16-channel module

ICS-1620 DAC


High frequency DAC for demanding sonar application

  • High frequency generation allows for transmit pulses suitable for small targets
  • Board-board synchronization facilitates high channel count systems
  • Short form PCI Express™ form factor enables compact, lightweight solution

Designed to work together

The ICS-1620 has been designed to work seamlessly with the Abaco Systems ICS-1640 high speed analog to digital converter card which allows sonar system integrators to easily develop a fully synchronized transmit and receive application.

Compact and well suited for SWaP constrained environment

Short form factor PCI Express x4 card, making it extremely compact and well suited to size- and weight-constrained environments such as unmanned vehicles. The ICS-1620 features 16-channel, 2.5 MHz 16-bit resolution DAC capability, and offers a higher output signal bandwidth than can be achieved with boards using commercially available delta-sigma DACs.  


Form Factor
PCI Express
Analog Output
Max. Sampling/Conversion Frequency
2.5 MHz/ch.
16 MB


  • ICS-1620-SDK-WIN - Software device drivers for Windows operating system
  • ICS-1620-SDK-LX - Software device drivers for Linux operating system
  • CN-P44-M - Mating connector 
  • CBL-1285 - Single ended analog output cable for ICS-1620 (length up to 100cm)
  • CBL-1286 - Differential analog output cable for ICS-1620 (length up to 100cm) 


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