3U OpenVPX embedded computing module for demanding applications introduced by CES

Posted by John Keller

GENEVA, Switzerland, 31 May 2013. Creative Electronic Systems SA (CES) in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the FIOV-2310 3U OpenVPX embedded computing module for demanding and complex applications.

The computer board has a Xilinx Kintex-7 325T/410T user-programmable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) at its core and enables the flexible configuration of the high-speed links between the FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) connector and various VPX backplane profiles.

The Kintex-7 FPGA makes it possible to program the backplane interconnect to a variety of serial fabric protocols, and several configurations are available. PCI Express support is built-in, while Serial RapidIO, serial front-panel data port (SFPDP) and different varieties of Ethernet as fast as 10 gigabits per second can be programmed.

Onboard clock generators are provided, and clock inputs and outputs are available for external synchronization and to improve high-speed signal integrity.

The high-pin count (HPC) FMC connector gives access to a wide range of standard FMC modules. The FIOV-2310 module has options for air-cooled and conduction-cooled operating environments. Software support includes Integrity, Linux, and VxWorks.

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