6U VPX FPGA Board Brandishes Two Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGAs

Abaco Systems’ VP869 6U OpenVPX FPGA processing board employs two Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs and a Zynq 7000 Series multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC). Notably, it provides a form, fit and function upgrade for the VP868, providing existing users with a cost-effective performance enhancement. The VP869 can deliver up to 3.8x more DSP resources and 2.4x more integrated memory than its predecessor. Designed for critical applications, the board is viable for use in electronic warfare, radar/sonar processing, software defined radio, advanced digital beamforming, multi-channel digital receivers/transmitters and satellite communications systems.

 

Two industry standard (VITA 57) FMC+ sites are provided for analog I/O, digital communications or video input. The VP869's flexibility derives in part from the opportunity it provides to choose either of two Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGAs, allowing the optimum application-specific trade-off between performance, power consumption and price.

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A key feature is the backplane bandwidth, with over 72 high speed serial lanes routed to the backplane delivering 594 Gbps of data throughput for advanced processing and offload applications. Plus 24 bidirectional high speed serial lanes provide up to 300 Gbps of data bandwidth to and from the FMC+ I/O modules, enabling the utilization of the latest ADC and DAC technology for next generation wideband applications.

 

In some applications, the VP869's onboard Zynq 7000 device with its embedded ARM cores can provide the control functionality that would normally be delivered by a single board computer, creating the opportunity to minimize slot usage and thus size, weight and power. The VP869's Zynq 7000 MPSoC also includes broad security functionality – such as encrypted bit streams and secure boot - that enables sensitive IP to be safeguarded.

 

Other features include an open-board support package. For greater enlightenment, request the VP869 datasheet.

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