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VPX carrier board for FMC/FMC+ modules

21 February 2018 Computer/Embedded Technology

Pentek recently introduced the JadeFX Model 5983, a 3U VPX carrier board for FMC and FMC+ modules based on the high-performance Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA.

The board includes a VITA-57.4 FMC site providing access to a wide range of I/O options. When combined with any of Pentek’s Flexor FMCs to create a FlexorSet, it becomes a complete multichannel data conversion and processing subsystem suitable for connection to IF, HF or RF ports of a communications or radar system.

Model 5983 is the carrier foundation for a new series of FlexorSets capable of hosting FMC and FMC+ modules. The list of enhancements includes: 1,5x higher performance utilising 15% less power with the Kintex Ultrascale FPGA; 2,8x increase in FMC bandwidth potential with the new FMC+ standard; 1,5x faster memory transfer rate with 9 GB of DDR4 SDRAM; optional GPS for precise data tagging for time and position; optional 12 GB/sec VITA-66.4 optical backplane I/O; and Navigator BSP and FDK for streamlined IP development.



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