6U OpenVPX FPGA embedded computing board for avionics, radar, and EW introduced by Abaco

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the VP869 high-performance 6U OpenVPX field-programmable gate array (FPGA) embedded computing board for mission-critical applications like avionics, electronic warfare (EW), radar and sonar processing, software-defined radio, advanced digital beamforming, multi-channel digital receivers and transmitters, and satellite communications (SATCOM) systems.

By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the VP869 high-performance 6U OpenVPX field-programmable gate array (FPGA) embedded computing board for mission-critical applications like avionics, electronic warfare (EW), radar and sonar processing, software-defined radio, advanced digital beamforming, multi-channel digital receivers and transmitters, and satellite communications (SATCOM) systems.

The embedded computing board has two Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs and a Zynq 7000 series multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) to provide a form, fit, and function upgrade for the Abaco VP868. It can deliver nearly four times more digital signal processing (DSP) resources and memory than its predecessor.

Two industry-standard (VITA 57) FPGA Mezzanine Card-Plus (FMC+) sites come on the VP869 for high performance analog I/O, digital communications, or video input.

A key feature of the VP869 is its extreme backplane bandwidth, with more than 72 high-speed serial lanes routed to the backplane delivering 594 gigabits per second of data throughput for advanced processing and offload applications.

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Twenty-four bidirectional high speed serial lanes provide as much as 300 gigabits per second of data bandwidth to and from the FMC+ I/O modules, enabling the use of A/D and D/A converter 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 one board computer, creating the opportunity to minimize slot usage and thus size, weight and power.

The VP869's Zynq 7000 MPSoC also includes security like encrypted bit streams and secure boot to safeguard sensitive IP. The board comes with an open board support package; Stellar IP -- an FPGA development tool; and the 4FM GUI user interface for controlling and monitoring the hardware.

For more information contact Abaco Systems online at www.abaco.com.

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