OpenVPX Boards incorporate Xilinx Virtex FPGAs.
July 19, 2013 -
Incorporating Xilinx Virtex-6 and Virtex-7 FPGAs for onboard signal processing, 52xxx Series includes ruggedized and commercial grade boards for military and avionics applications. Compact 3U OpenVPX software radio modules support VPX REDI and PCIe x4 over VPX P1 connector. Available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled options, boards feature synchronous clocking locked to external system reference and LVPECL synch bus for synchronizing multiple modules to increase channel count.
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Pentek Expands OpenVPX Product Line While Reducing Power Requirements and Costs
*Rugged, conduction-cooled OpenVPX boards with Xilinx FPGAs for demanding military and avionics applications
*18 diverse 3U OpenVPX products to available Readily integrate custom FPGA IP
*15 Watt power savings with 20% reduction in costs
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ -- Pentek, Inc., today announced the 52xxx board family as power- and cost-reduced versions of the 53xxx family of products. These compact 3U OpenVPX software radio modules incorporate Xilinx Virtex-6 and Virtex-7 FPGAs for on-board signal processing. The 52xxx boards represent a complete family of ruggedized and commercial grade boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizing the industry's most advanced FPGA technology.
By combining processing, data conversion and preconfigured functions, the 52xxx family is suitable for such applications as signal intelligence (SIGINT) and communications intelligence (COMINT) receivers for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), airborne communication transceivers and radar countermeasures, shipboard diversity transceivers and armored vehicle anti- improvised explosive devices (IED) systems. The 15-watt power savings boosts packaging densities, processing efficiencies and overall system performance.
According to Rodger Hosking, vice-president of Pentek, "Customers using the 52xxx series can now achieve a substantial savings in their power and cost budgets without taking a hit on performance." He added, "In addition, our 52xxx OpenVPX products benefit from a parallel offering of functionally-equivalent PCI Express cards. This way, customers can jump start their development effort in a low-cost desktop PC and then deploy 3U OpenVPX 52xxx boards in the final application system."
Pentek's 52xxx OpenVPX modules support VPX REDI (VITA 48) and feature the ruggedized construction and extended temperature options essential for military equipment. The products are available in commercial and rugged packages, with air-cooled and conduction-cooled options. The modules support PCIe x4 over the VPX P1 connector, a popular configuration for 3U OpenVPX modules. The 52xxx modules are fully compatible with Pentek's 53xxx 3U OpenVPX modules, which include a fully programmable serial fabric crossbar switch.
All 52xxx OpenVPX products are available with a choice of Xilinx Virtex-6 or Virtex-7 FPGA devices to match the application. Other common features include PCIe (Gen 2) interfaces up to 4 lanes wide, synchronous clocking locked to an external system reference and an LVPECL synch bus for synchronizing multiple modules to increase channel count. The release of boards in the 52xxx series include:
Cobalt Virtex-6 FPGA products:
Model 52611: Quad Serial FPDP Interface
Model 52620: 3-Chan 200 MHz A/D and 2-Chan 800 MHz D/A
Model 52621: 3-Chan 200 MHz A/D w/DDC & 2-Chan 800 MHz D/A w/ DUC
Model 52630: 1 GHz A/D and D/A
Model 52640: 1-Chan 3.6 GHz or 2- Chan 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D
Model 52641: 1-Chan 3.6 GHz or 2-Chan 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC
Model 52650: 2-Chan 500 MHz A/D and 2-Chan 800 MHz D/A
Model 52651: 2-Chan 500 MHz A/D w/ DDC & 2-Chan 800 MHz D/A w/ DUC
Model 52660: 4-Chan 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D
Model 52661: 4-Chan 200 MHz A/D with DDC
Model 52662: 4-Chan 200 MHz A/D with 32-Chan DDC
Model 52670: 4-Chan 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A
Model 52671: 4-Chan 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with DUC, Extended Interpolation
Model 52690: L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Chan 200 MHz A/D
Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA products:
Model 52720: 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A
Model 52760: 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D
Clock Generator and Synchronization products:
Model 5294 High-Speed Clock Generator
Model 5292 High-Speed System Synchronization and Distribution Amplifier
Embedded IP Offers Flexible Software Radio Solutions
The 52xxx family provides developers with a high level of both standard and customizable processing power. Pentek installs numerous signal processing, data acquisition, and control functions in the Virtex FPGA to support popular radar and communications applications. This strategy provides a wealth of useful factory-installed functions, while leaving nough unused FPGA capacity for user-defined IP.
Pentek's GateFlow? FPGA Design Kits allow integration of additional custom signal processing algorithms to meet special application requirements. GateFlow kits include VHDL source files for all standard board features and work in conjunction with the Xilinx ISE Foundation Design tools.
Software development tools for C-programming include ReadyFlow? Board Support packages for Windows and Linux operating systems.
Price and Availability
The 52xxx 3U OpenVPX module pricing starts at $11,595 USD; delivery is stock to 8 weeks ARO.
Pentek, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets innovative COTS and rugged DSP boards and system recorders for commercial, government and military systems, including radar, communications, medical and industrial control applications. Pentek offers powerful VME, OpenVPX, VXS, PMC, XMC, cPCI, PCI, PCIe and AMC boards for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing featuring Xilinx FPGAs. Pentek?s high-speed real-time recording systems are pre-configured and can be used in the lab or deployed in the field. Pentek equips all boards and recorder products with high-performance I/O including gigabit serial interfaces, powerful software development tools and offers strong DSP software support.
Pentek, GateFlow, ReadyFlow, Cobalt and Onyx are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pentek, Inc. Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.
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