Hello. I am designing a nuclear physics experiment for which I would like to perform pulse shape analysis of detector signals in real time in order to determine whether or not to trigger my computer to write the information to disk. The idea is to use a fast sampling ADC (between 500 MS/s and 1 GS/s) to sample the pulse shape in real time and use FPGA logic to look for some characteristic pulse shapes: dual peaking, pulse length, peak height, deviation from a characteristic shape, etc. If the conditions are met I would then write the pulse shape to disk.
I have found digitizer units from other companies which have the capacity to do what I want, but combinations of price, poor application support and non-programmable FPGAs have been deal breakers. I found an article ((http://newscenter.ti.com/index.php?s=32851&item=124566) from a while back that shows an integrated development board that TI used to sell that appears to be perfect for my application - reasonable price, fast sampling, free FPGA resources for firmware development. Is something like this still available from TI?