Data converter XMC embedded computing module for signal processing applications introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the model 71800 high-performance data converter switched mezzanine card (XMC) embedded computing module based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for signal processing applications.

Apr 6th, 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 model 71800 high-performance data converter switched mezzanine card (XMC) embedded computing module based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for signal processing applications.

Part of the Pentek Jade family, the co-processor module has an XMC PCI Express Gen 3 interface and general purpose I/O using parallel LVDS and gigabit serial ports.

The model 71800 is pre-loaded with IP modules for DMA engines, a DDR4 memory controller, test signal and metadata generators, data packing and flow control to speed up the development process.

The 71800 is available with the Kintex UltraScale KU035, KU060 and KU115, supporting a range of processing power. The majority of the Kintex UltraScale FPGA resources are available for customer installed IP for processing and management of I/O.

The Pentek Jade Architecture is based on the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA, which has access to all data and control paths. A 5-gigabyte bank of DDR4 SDRAM is available to the FPGA for custom applications. The x8 PCI Express Gen 3 link can sustain 6.4-gigabyte-per-second data transfers to system memory. Eight additional gigabit serial lanes and 38 LVDS general purpose I/O pairs are available for specialized interfaces.

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Pentek's Navigator Design Suite consists of Navigator FPGA design kit for integrating custom IP into Pentek designs and Navigator board support package for creating host software applications.

Developers can integrate their own IP along with the Pentek factory-installed functions or use the Navigator kit to replace the Pentek IP with their own. The Navigator FDK Library is AXI-4 compliant.

The Navigator board support package contains high-level libraries and drivers for Windows and Linux operating systems. With a Pentek 8266 SPARK PC, 8264 SPARK 6U VPX, or 8267 SPARK 3U VPX development system, work can begin immediately on applications.

The model 71800 XMC module is designed to operate with PCI Express, 3U and 6U VPX, AMC, and 3U and 6U CompactPCI form factors, with versions for commercial and rugged environments. For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.

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