Curtiss-Wright offers VPX-REDI FPGA engine with dual Xilinx Virtex-5s and Freescale 8641 PowerPC

LEESBURG, Va., 28 March 2007. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is offering the CHAMP-FX2 FPGA-based VPX-REDI (VITA 46/48) compute engine.

LEESBURG, Va., 28 March 2007. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is offering the CHAMP-FX2 FPGA-based VPX-REDI (VITA 46/48) compute engine.

The 6U board combines the Xilinx FPGA with the high bandwidth of serial switched fabrics for defense and aerospace signal processing applications that require survivability in harsh environments.

The CHAMP-FX2 Xilinx FPGA and PowerPC-based VPX compute platform is designed for demanding, high-performance signal and image processing applications including radar, sonar, and signal intelligence.

The board features dual Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs and an AltiVec-enabled dual-core Freescale 8641 PowerPC processor. It delivers reconfigurable computing with general processing and VPX-level interprocessor communications bandwidth performance.

The CHAMP-FX2 uses Serial RapidIO (SRIO) to connect its three computational nodes and its on-board XMC mezzanine site with as many as four 4-lane SRIO connectors to the backplane.

The board's memory support includes double data rate (DDR2) SDRAMs and quad data rate (QDR-II+) SDRAMs that complement inter-node bandwidth by providing multiple, independent memory banks for each of the dual Virtex-5 FPGAs. High-speed serial ports are provided to connect the FPGAs to each other, to the XMC site, and to front-panel or back-panel connections. In addition, the board's on-board Freescale 8641 processor provides additional I/O in the form of dual Gigabit Ethernet, dual serial ports (EIA-232/422), and additional discrete I/O signals.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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