Computer/Embedded Technology


High-speed synchroniser and distribution board

28 October 2020 Computer/Embedded Technology

Pentek introduced a new board to the Quartz RFSoC architecture family, the Model 5903, a 3U VPX high-speed synchroniser and distribution board, optimised for Pentek products using the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC. The Model 5903 synchronises up to eight 8-channel Pentek Quartz family boards within a system, enabling synchronous sampling and timing for a wide range of multichannel high-speed data acquisition, DSP, radar, beamforming, 5G, electronic warfare and software radio applications.

The board provides four front panel MMCX connectors to accept input signals from external sources: one for reference clock, one for sync and two for gate/trigger signals. The internal programmable clock generator can create sample clock frequencies from 1 GHz to more than 5 GHz. The sample clock can be locked to the internal 100 MHz frequency reference or locked to an external reference input connector. Similarly, sync and gate/trigger signals can be generated on-board via software or received from external sources through the sync and gate/trigger input connectors.

All board modes and operations are controlled by an on-board processor. Commands to this processor are sent via USB either through a front panel port or through the Rear Transition Module (RTM). The Pentek Navigator BSP (board support package) provided with Quartz boards includes configuration utilities for the Model 5903.

The Model 5903 delivers a multi-signal sync bus to each board to be synchronised, containing sample clocks, reference clocks, and gate/trigger and sync signals. Four sync buses are provided on the Model 5903’s front panel and four are provided to the VPX backplane and optionally to an RTM. Connections between boards are facilitated across the VPX backplane and through precision matched multi-signal sync cables that come with the Model 5903.

The new board is ideal for use with Pentek’s 8-channel A/D and D/A boards based on the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC processor: Model 5550 and Model 5950 3U VPX boards and the Model 7050 PCIe board.


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Pentek Quartz RFSoC board in rugged enclosure
25 November 2020, Rugged Interconnect Technologies , Computer/Embedded Technology
Pentek introduced an addition to the Quartz RFSoC architecture family, the Model 6350, an eight-channel A/D and D/A converter system in a rugged, small form factor enclosure. Based on the Xilinx Zynq ...

Read more...
Locally made single-board computer
25 November 2020, Altron Arrow , Computer/Embedded Technology
The Cherry Blossom is a small form factor single-board computer (SBC), proudly South African designed and manufactured, starting at a moderate speed of 600 MHz and extending up to 1 GHz. Designed ...

Read more...
BC200 Boxed Rugged Industrial Configurable PC
31 August 2020, Rugged Interconnect Technologies , Computer/Embedded Technology
• Based on proven 3U CompactPCI.Serial technologies • The system is user configurable for unlimited solutions supporting: • 4HP/8HP Processor boards configured with I/O side cards • 4HP/8HP Peripheral ...

Read more...
Data recorder qualified for aerospace
31 August 2020, Rugged Interconnect Technologies , Computer/Embedded Technology
The Galleon G1 microRecorder is a powerful gigabit and 10Gb Ethernet recorder in an extremely small enclosure. It is designed to meet the most severe environmental conditions without compromising on functionality ...

Read more...
11th Gen Intel Core processors with new design options
30 September 2020 , Computer/Embedded Technology
In parallel with the 11th Gen Intel Core processor launch (code named Tiger Lake), congatec has launched both its first COM-HPC Client size A module and a next generation COM Express Compact Computer-on-Module. ...

Read more...
PCIe board for wireless applications
29 July 2020, Rugged Interconnect Technologies , Computer/Embedded Technology
Pentek introduced an addition to the Quartz RFSoC architecture family, the Model 7050, an eight-channel A/D and D/A converter, PCIe double-wide board based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC. The Model ...

Read more...
Configured computing systems and individual elements
29 July 2020, Vepac Electronics , Computer/Embedded Technology
Verotec has a selection of configured systems plus individual elements such as backplanes, power supplies and cooling products, which are compliant with the PICMG/VITA specifications, and supported by ...

Read more...
Pentek accelerates real-time recording
29 July 2020, Rugged Interconnect Technologies , Computer/Embedded Technology
Pentek has introduced a new addition to the Talon series of recorders, the Model RTR 2757 4U 19-inch rackmount recorder. This new recorder complements Pentek’s Quartz RFSoC products that stream digitised ...

Read more...
FPGA development suite for Pentek recorders
30 June 2020, Rugged Interconnect Technologies , Programmable Logic
Pentek’s ArchiTek FPGA Development Suite is a new product for adding custom IP to select Pentek Talon recording systems. ArchiTek is a comprehensive development environment that enables engineers to add ...

Read more...
Backplanes for various computing architectures
30 June 2020, Vepac Electronics , Computer/Embedded Technology
Verotec designs, supplies and integrates bus-based products and systems. Its extensive standard range consists of open-architecture backplanes and extender boards for VME, VME64x, VXI, VPX, VXS, CompactPCI, ...

Read more...