SOSA-aligned XMC embedded computing module for demanding applications introduced by Pentek
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the model 71813 data converter Switched Mezzanine Card (XMC) embedded computing module that aligns with the emerging Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) for compute-intensive aerospace and defense applications.
The model 71813, part of the Pentek Jade family, is based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and has 28 pairs of low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) digital I/O. The module is being used by Kontron America in San Diego with the Kontron VX305C-40G 3U VPX single-board computer, which also aligns with the SOSA standard of The Open Group in San Francisco.
Pentek and Kontron developed the model 71813 XMC and VX305C-40G computer board to meet the needs of the U.S. defense community in their drive for Open System Architecture computing platforms.
The Pentek model 71813 has an optional front panel optical interface that supports four 12 gigabits per second lanes to the FPGA. It routes 28 pairs of LVDS connections from the FPGA to the XMC P16 connector for custom I/O. It is a high-performance off-load co-processor to fit a wide assortment of processing needs in demanding of applications.
When mounted on a compatible single-board computer, the model 71813 provides a customizable I/O signal status and control interface. In the case of a VPX implementation, the I/O is routed to the backplane where it can handle control and command signals to the chassis being defined in the evolving SOSA initiative.
The model 71813 optionally can be configured with a front panel MPO optical connector for supporting four lanes of 12 gigabits per second to the FPGA. With user-installed FPGA IP, the model 71813 can be used as an optical interface for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, Aurora, or custom protocols.
For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.
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