UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the model 54141A high-performance data converter 3U VPX modules for wideband defense, radar, and communications applications.
The embedded computing board is based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The is a dual channel analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter with sample rates as fast as 6.4 GHz. Programmable digital downconverters and digital upconverters support connections to IF or RF signals.
Not only does the model 54141A comply with the VITA 65.0 3U VPX specification, but it also offers flexible analog and digital interface options for the VPX P2 backplane connector.
In addition to its PCI Express Gen.3x8 interface on the VPX P1 connector, it enables designers to add as many as eight more gigabit serial lanes connected to the FPGA for supporting user-installed protocols.
The model 54141A data converter supports the emerging VITA 66.5 optical interconnect standard by providing four optical duplex lanes to a mating spring-loaded backplane connector.
With the installation of a serial protocol like 10 or 40 Gigabit Ethernet in the FPGA, the interface enables high-bandwidth digital communications between boards or chassis independent of the PCI Express interface.
For flexibility across different I/O requirements, the board can be optioned to support VITA 67.3C. This provides analog signal routing through the VPX backplane to replace front panel connectors for RF in/out, sample/reference clocks and gate/trigger/sync/PPS signals.
For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.