FPGA-based embedded computing boards in VPX and AMC form factors introduced by BittWare

CONCORD, N.H., 21 Dec. 2010. BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is introducing 10 VPX and AMC embedded computing board products that combine high-speed A/D and D/A with Altera's high-density, high-performance Stratix IV GX field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology for applications in radar, sonar, wireless communications, and high-performance image processing.

Dec 21st, 2010
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CONCORD, N.H., 21 Dec. 2010. BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is introducing 10 VPX and Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC)embedded computing board products that combine high-speed A/D converter and D/A converter with Altera's high-density, high-performance Stratix IV GX field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology for applications in radar, sonar, wireless communications, and high-performance image processing.

Combining five different A/D converter and/or D/A converter VITA 57 (FMC) modules with BittWare's Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA-based AMC and 3U VPX cards offers systems designers flexible solutions for high-speed data conversion connected to an FPGA on small-form-factor boards for signal processing applications in aerospace and defense, communications, industrial control, and medical imaging.

All boards are based on the Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA, which provides as many as 27 full-duplex, multi-gigabit transceivers supporting PCI Express (Rev 1.0/2.0), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Serial RapidIO (Rev 1.0/2.0), and SerialLite II standards.

The FPGA contains as many as 530,000 equivalent logic elements (LEs), more than 20 megabits of embedded memory, and 1,024 embedded 18-by-18 multipliers. Each Stratix IV GX FPGA implements BittWare's ATLANTiS FrameWork and provides seamless routing of all on-board data, I/O, and memory.

VPX-based boards include:

1. The 3FAD/S4-3U-VPX (3FAD/S43X) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX card with one or two 8-bit channels of 2.5 gigasample-per-second A/D converter;

2. The 3FAN/S4-3U-VPX (3FAN/S43X) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX card with eight 12-bit channels of 65-megasample-per-second A/D converter;

3. The 3FAP/S4-3U-VPX (3FAP/S43X) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX card with four 14-bit channels of 250 megasample-per-second A/D converter;

4. The 3FDJ/S4-3U-VPX (3FDJ/S43X) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX card with one or two 16-bit channels of up 1 gigasample-per-second D/A converter; and

5. The 3FTV/S4-3U-VPX (3FTV/S43X) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX card with two 14-bit channels of 250 megasample-per-second A/D converter and two 16-bit channels of 250 megasample-per-second D/A converter.

AMC-based boards include:

1. The 3FAD/S4-AMC (3FAD/S4AM) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air-cooled AMC card with one or two 8-bit channels of up to 2.5 gigasample-per-second A/D converter; based on the E2V EV8AQ160;

2. The 3FAN/S4-AMC (3FAN/S4AM) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air-cooled AMC card with eight 12-bit channels of 65 megasample-per-second A/D converter; based on the TI ADS62P28;

3. The 3FAP/S4-AMC (3FAP/S4AM) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air-cooled AMC card with four 14-bit channels of 250 megasample-per-second A/D converter; based on the TI ADS62P49;

4. The 3FDJ/S4-AMC (3FDJ/S4AM) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air-cooled AMC card with one or two 16-bit channels of 1 gigasample-per-second D/A converter; based on the TI D/A converter 5682Z; and

5. The 3FTV/S4-AMC (3FTV/S4AM) high-density Altera Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230 or 530) air-cooled AMC card with two 14-bit channels of 250 megasample-per-second A/D converter and two 16-bit channels of 250 megasample-per-second D/A converter.

For more information contact BittWare online at www.bittware.com.

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