3U VPX embedded computing carrier board for FMC and FMC+ modules in radar introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the JadeFX model 5983 3U VPX embedded computing carrier board for FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) and FMC+ modules based on the high performance Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale field-programmable gate array (FPGA).

Mar 2nd, 2018
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the JadeFX model 5983 3U VPXembedded computingcarrier board for FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) and FMC+ modules based on the high performance Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale field-programmable gate array (FPGA).

The model 5983 includes a VITA-57.4 FMC site, and when combined with any of Pentek's Flexor FMCs to create a FlexorSet, it becomes a complete multichannel data-conversion and -processing subsystem suitable for connection to IF, HF, or RF ports of a communications or radar system.

The model 5983 is the carrier foundation for a series of FlexorSets capable of hosting FMC and FMC+ modules. The check-off for enhancements include 1.5 times higher performance using 15 percent less power with the Kintex Ultrascale FPGA; 2.8 times increase in FMC bandwidth potential with the FMC+ standard; 1.5 times faster memory transfer rate with 9 gigabytes of DDR4 SDRAM; Optional GPS for precise data tagging for time and position; Optional 12 gigabytes per second VITA-66.4 optical backplane I/O; and Navigator BSP and FDK for streamlined IP development.

The Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA raises the digital signal processing (DSP) performance by 1.5X with reductions in cost, power dissipation, and weight. The FPGA has access to all data and control paths, enabling factory-installed functions including data multiplexing, channel selection, data packing, gating, triggering, and memory control.

A 9-gigabyte bank of DDR4 SDRAM operating at 2400 MHz is available to the FPGA for custom applications. The x8 PCI Express Gen 3 link can sustain 6.4 gigabytes per second data transfers to system memory. Eight additional gigabit serial lanes and LVDS general-purpose I/O lines are available for custom solutions.

The model 5983 supports the ANSI/VITA-66.4 optical interconnect standard that provides up to 12 optical duplex lanes to the backplane. With the installation of a serial protocol, the optical interface enables gigabit backplane communications between boards at up to 12 gigabytes per second independent of the PCI Express interface.

The model 5983 JadeFX carrier is designed to operate with all of Pentek's Flexor FMC and FMC+ modules. For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.

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