FMC embedded computing subsystems for radar and communications introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 19 Aug. 2015. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the FlexorSet series of integrated FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) embedded computing subsystems for radar, communications, or general data acquisition applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 19 Aug. 2015. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the FlexorSet series of integrated FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) embedded computing subsystems for radar, communications, or general data acquisition applications.

The FlexorSet combines the Flexor line of FMC embedded modules and Virtex-7 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) FMC carriers. FlexorSets are preconfigured with optimized IP and supported with software development tools. The first offerings are the FlexorSet Model 5973-317 for 3U VPX and Model 7070-317 for PCI Express.

The Flexor Model 3316 8-Channel A/D FMC is installed on either of two Flexor FMC carriers containing Pentek's eight channel digital down converter (DDC) intellectual property (IP), which is matched to the eight 250 MHz, 16-bit A/D converters on the FMC.

In the first offerings, the FMC front end accepts eight analog HF or IF inputs on front panel connectors with transformer coupling into four Texas Instruments ADS42LB69 dual A/D converters, boosting density for high-channel-count systems.

Each DDC has an independent 32-bit tuning frequency ranging from DC to the A/D sampling frequency. Each DDC can have its own decimation setting, supporting as many as eight different output bandwidths. Decimations can be programmed from 2 to 65,536.

Related: Multichannel data converter FMC for harsh-environment military uses introduced by Pentek

Both FlexorSets come pre-configured for data capture, synchronization, time tagging, and formatting. The Pentek GateFlow FPGA design kit gives users access to the complete factory installed IP at the source level, allowing them to extend or even replace the built-in functions.

The Pentek GateXpress PCI Express configuration manager supports dynamic FPGA reconfiguration though software commands as part of the runtime application.

For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.

More in Computers