UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 18 March 2015. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the Flexor model 7070 PCI Express FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) embedded computing carrier with a Virtex-7 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for demanding digital signal processing (DSP) applications.
As a stand-alone signal processing board, it provides an development and deployment platform for demanding DSP applications. Combined with any of Pentek's FMCs, it creates a complete radar and software radio solution, company officials say.
The Flexor model 7070 has a high pin-count VITA 57.1 FMC site, 4 gigabytes of DDR3 SDRAM, PCI Express (Gen. 1, 2 and 3) interface up to x8, optional 12x user-configurable gigabit serial I/O, and optional LVDS connections to the FPGA for custom I/O.
The Flexor model 7070 delivers levels of I/O performance through the built-in gigabit serial interface with optional optical transceivers, making 12 full duplex optical lanes available to an MTP connector.
With the installation of a serial protocol in the FPGA, this interface enables a high bandwidth connection between 7070s mounted within the same chassis or over extended distances between chassis.
The module comes preconfigured with a suite of built-in IP functions for data capture, synchronization, time-tagging and formatting. When integrated with a Pentek FMC, such as the Flexor model 3312 or 3316, the model 7070 is delivered with factory-installed IP modules optimized for the analog or digital interfaces of each FMC.
These can include A/D acquisition engines and D/A waveform generation engines to simplify data capture and signal generation. Together, they provide an turn-key signal interface for radar, communications or general data acquisition applications, eliminating the integration effort typically left for the user when integrating an FMC and carrier.
By plugging the model 7070 PCI Express FMC carrier into a Pentek 8266 SPARK PC development system, developers can start application development. The SPARK system comes with software and hardware installed.
For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.