The Model 8257 is configured to accept the user's Model 5950 Quartz 3U VPX board, which houses the Model 6001 QuartzXM (QuartzXM eXpress Module) containing the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGA. The 8257 includes the Model 5901 rear transition module (RTM) for backplane I/O connections, along with all needed cables. Optional MPO (Multiple-Fiber Push-On/Pull-off) optical bulkhead connectors support the 5950's dual 100 GigE interfaces using VITA 66.4.This platform allows the user to start application and proof of concept designs immediately on a known, tested platform. Developers can connect a notebook or desktop PC with Xilinx's Vivado Design Suite and Pentek's Navigator Design Suite to start development.Providing power and cooling in a small desktop footprint, the chassis allows access to all required interfaces on the front panel and rear transition module. The Model 8257 is 7.59" W x 12.12" D x 16.75" H, weighing in at 17.8 lbs. with its 250-Watt power supply."The alternative to the Model 8257 is having the user purchase and integrate his own chassis, which would be more expensive and time consuming," said Bob Sgandurra, Pentek's Director of Product Management. "This development platform provides an immediate, out-of-the-box, and cost-effective solution, optimized for rapid RFSoC development."