VadaTech: 3U VPX Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA board for health management

VadaTech announces the VPX570, a low-latency RF ADC/DAC module with ADC supporting rates up to 5.4 GSPS and a DAC supporting rates up to 6 GSPS, both at 12 bits. The EV12DS460A and EV12AS350A both have parallel interfaces to the FPGA, avoiding latency associated with serializing/deserializing data. The XCVU13P FPGA has a large 360 Mb on-chip UltraRAM which, with the ADC and DAC selection, makes this module ideal for low-latency applications such as DRFM, radar simulators and smart jammers.

The FPGA interfaces directly to rear I/O via SERDES and LVDS, supporting PCIe, SRIO, GbE/10GbE/40GbE or Aurora backplane connections. General purpose I/O signals, e.g. for trigger, are routed to the front panel that also contains 8 LED/Bi-color. ADC and DAC have a common sampling clock, which can be fed from front panel (Direct RF Clock) or from PLL locked to a 10/100 MHz reference clock sourced from front panel or backplane. Sampling clock selection is by ordering option. The VPX570 includes platform health management/monitoring capability using VadaTech’s field-proven tier 2 platform management software.  An on-board management controller has the ability to access board sensors and manage FPGA image updates.

The unit is also available in a range of temperature and shock/vib specifications per ANSI/VITA 47, up to V3 and OS2.

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