Direct RF DRF3182 FPGA 3U OpenVPX Board

Nov. 3, 2023
Fast Direct RF Wideband Data Capture at the Edge. COTS 3U VPX processing board powered by the Intel® Stratix® 10 AX SoC FPGA.

Electronic warfare, radar and ELINT applications demand direct RF solutions to deliver low-latency, fast data processing solutions for critical real-time decision-making. The DRF3182 offers heterogenous FPGA processing with explosive A/D & D/A speeds of 51.2 GSPS, Ku band frequency coverage from 2-18 GHz and six 100 GigE interfaces with an aggregate throughput of 75 GB/sec. Plus, COTS technology reduces time to market and fewer modules decreases system costs. 



  • Flexible compute, high-speed connectivity and frequency agility for radar, EW and test and measurement applications
  • Integrated, advanced data converters
  • COTS 3U VPX, 4Rx/4Tx, 51.2 GSPS Direct RF module with Intel® Stratix® 10 AX SoC FPGA
  • Fast sample rate providing high instantaneous bandwidths
  • Heterogeneous integration


3U OpenVPX Packaging

  • OpenVPX (VITA 65) encompasses:VITA 46.0, 46.3, 46.4, 46.6, 46.11 andVITA 48.1, 48.2 (REDI)

Data Planes

  • PCIe Gen 3 support and/or VITA 49.2

Backplane Interface

  • SLT3-SWH-8F-14.14.2 slot profile


  • Intel® Stratix® 10 AX-Series SoC FPGA
  • 2753 logic elements
  • Quad core ARM processor
  • 244 MB of on-chip memory


  • 4 GB DDR4 Total: 2 GB for FPGA fabric,2 GB for HPS

​​​​​​Data Converters

  • ADC: Four 10-bit ADC channels up to51.2 GSPS
  • DAC: Four 10-bit ADC channels up to51.2 GSPS
  • Programmable tunable digital up/downConverters (two per port)
  • High instantaneous bandwidth allows large portions of spectrum to be directly digitized

VITA 46.11 IPMI controller

  • Sensor interface to monitortemperature, voltage
  • Power sequencing
  • Secure JTAG
  • Manufactured in an AS9100D facility


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