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Virtex-7 Boards in XMC and VPX Form Factors

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Two highly configurable modules feature advanced digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities and multiple I/O options and are available from 4DSP in both 3U VPX and XMC form factors. The FM780 is XMC (VITA 42.3) compliant with a PCI Express Gen 2 interconnect, while the VP780 is 3U VPX form factor (VITA 46) compliant. Both modules provide an FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card, VITA 57) site and two 4DSP Board Level Application Scalable Technology (BLAST) locations that are closely coupled to the onboard Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA and 2 Gbytes of DDR3 SDRAM. 

The Virtex-7 FPGA device available on board is user-programmable and can implement high-end signal processing algorithms. Based on customer requirements, front-panel I/O modules may be added to enable the FM780 or VP780 to perform data acquisition and waveform generation, high-speed communication, image processing, and implement various types of complex DSP applications. In addition to 2 Gbytes of onboard DDR3 SDRAM, the FM780 and VP780 have a variety of memory options such as NAND Flash, QDRII SRAM+ and extra DDR3 SDRAM through BLAST modules. Optionally, the user-configurable BLAST mounting sites may be populated with JPEG2000 CODECs or even a customer’s specific logic devices or circuit designs. Both the FM780 and VP780 are available as conduction-cooled modules.

The FMC site provides an alternative method of adding industry standard I/O modules based on the FMC standard. 4DSP has several FMC modules to choose from, in addition to the many modules available from the FMC ecosystem, providing a very large selection of readily available I/O options for the FM780 and VP780. 

Applications including software defined radios (SDRs), RADAR/SONAR imaging, satellite communication systems, event processing, RADAR/radio jamming, JPEG2000 video image processing, baseband communication transceivers, multichannel digital receivers, FFT processing and analog/digital signal processing can benefit from the performance of the Virtex-7 and the I/O flexibility of the FMC site. The VP780 and FM780 are an excellent choice for high-performance applications that require large band signal digitization or generation through the use of accelerated frequency-domain algorithms. 

A full suite of tools is available to support the FM780 and VP780 including board control and monitoring tools, a flash programming utility, confidence tests and a software program example. In addition, test firmware and VHDL source code are provided along with drivers for Windows, Linux and VxWorks. The VP780 and FM780 are available in operating temperature ranges of 0° to 70°C or -40° to 85°C with optional conformal coating.

4DSP, Austin, TX. (800) 816-1751. [www.4dsp.com].