Rugged SOSA-aligned 3U OpenVPX FPGA embedded computing card for military use offered by Annapolis Micro

Jan. 20, 2021
The card is aligned with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) open-systems standard, offers a 100-gigabit Ethernet FPGA, and low SWaP-C.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Annapolis Micro Systems Inc. in Annapolis, Md., is introducing the WILDSTAR 3XR0 3U OpenVPX field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processor card for military and other rugged embedded computing applications.

The card is aligned with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) open-systems standard. It offers 100-gigabit Ethernet FPGA that combines the processing and A/D and D/A converting power of two Gen 3 Xilinx UltraScale+ radio frequency system-on-chip (RFSoC) FPGAs with the ability to incorporate 18+ GHz digitization.

The WILDSTAR 3XR0 3U OpenVPX card has a full-length coax-connected analog interface mezzanine site, which users can populate with a direct RF digitization mezzanine, or a third-party analog superheterodyne tuner to digitize 18+ GHz signals.

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An integrated tuner delivers lower size, weight, power consumption, and cost (SWaP-C) than a separate standalone tuner, while enabling separate upgrades of tuner, digitizer, and processor separately. In addition to two Gen 3 RFSoC FPGAs, an on-board XCZU5EV Xilinx MPSoC power-efficient ARM cores.

The rugged 3XR0 operates in temperatures from -55 to 85 degrees Celsius via air, conduction, or air-flow-through cooling. The 3XR0 supports SOSA and VITA 65 backplane slot profiles architectures.

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