Two ADCs in a box?

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A posting here in the community lead me to wonder if there are two ADCs in a 6500.  To create the I/Q channels I would expect so. A digital trick Hilbert transform to make generate a Q from I doesn't seem feasible.  

In checking the docs about the 6500, it implies one ADC converter.

The radio obviously works as built, this is more a tech/edu question.

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The ADC over samples in real mode. FPGA down samples and the implements complex I/Q mixers in the FPGA. it's all digital. No need for two ADCs unless you want to do diversity or receive on two antennas at the same time.