3U OpenVPX DSP and FPGA embedded computing card for radar processing introduced by CommAgility

LOUGHBOROUGH, England, 13 March 2015. CommAgility Ltd. in Loughborough, England, is introducing the VPX-D16A4-PCIE rugged embedded computing card for electronic warfare (EW), software-defined radio, imaging, and radar processing that require high signal processing performance in harsh operating conditions.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

LOUGHBOROUGH, England, 13 March 2015. CommAgility Ltd. in Loughborough, England, is introducing the VPX-D16A4-PCIE rugged embedded computing card for electronic warfare (EW), software-defined radio, imaging, and radar processing that require high signal processing performance in harsh operating conditions.

The VPX-D16A4-PCIE digital signal processing (DSP) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) card comes in the VITA 65, 3U OpenVPX form factor with a Gen2 PCI Express interface.

The card is suited to implementations where it interfaces with other boards based around Intel processors, such as those available from Concurrent Technologies Plc.

The VPX-D16A4-PCIE includes a 10 gigabit-per-second 2x PCI Express interface to the VPX backplane for each of the two on-board Texas Instruments (TI) System-on-Chip (SoC) devices.

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The board is based around a TI TCI6638K2K KeyStone-based SoC and a TI TMS320C6678 SoC, which between them contain sixteen C66x DSP cores and four ARM Cortex-A15 cores, as well as baseband and networking accelerators.

The two SoCs are coupled with TI's HyperLink bus as well as Gigabit Ethernet. Each device has its own large 2 gigabytes DDR3 memory bank. The VPX-D16A4-PCIE comes in conduction- or air-cooled versions, and supports PCI, Ethernet, CPRI and Multi-Gigabit Transceiver (MGT) to the backplane plus links to RF or analogue I/O.

A Linux BSP and example software support is provided to accelerate customer development, based on TI's Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK) for Linux and the Xilinx Vivado FPGA development suite.

For more information contact CommAgility online at www.commagility.com.

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