VMETRO introduces FPGA-based embedded computer that supports the FMC/VITA 57 standard

VMETRO in Houston is introducing a 3U VPX field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processing engine called the FPE320 that supports the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.

Dec 1st, 2008

VMETRO in Houston is introducing a 3U VPX field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processing engine called the FPE320 that supports the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard. The FPE320 uses the largest available Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs and an onboard FMC mezzanine site, and comes in an air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX package for real-time applications, such as electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic counter measures (ECM), and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sensor acquisition. The FPE320 supports Xilinx Virtex-5 SXT, LXT, and FXT FPGAs in the FF1738 package and has one FMC mezzanine site for I/O. In addition, the FPE320 provides two banks of DDR2 SDRAM and two banks of QDRII SRAM memory, along with four x4 high-speed serial interconnects (16 RocketIO GTPs) to the backplane for PCI Express, Aurora, or Serial RapidIO and additional user-defined I/Os to the backplane. Also included is the VMETRO FusionXF FPGA development kit, a collection of software and HDL functions to aid with development of FPGA algorithms and logic for VMETRO’s customer-programmable FPGA products. For more information, visit VMETRO online at www.vmetro.com.

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