Elma FPGA-based VPX-300 OpenVPX Development Platform

Elma Electronic announced their VPX-300 OpenVPX reference platform. The 3U VPX development platform features a Virtex-6 FPGA based front end processor (FEP) card and uses a 7-slot backplane profile per VITA 65 BKP3-CEN07-15.2.3-n. The front end FPGA cluster performs incoming digital signal processing coupled via fabric to a back end data cluster. The Elma VPX-300 platform is ideal for applications requiring an FPGA front end and supporting pipelined high speed processing for demanding implementations. Pricing for the fully integrated VPX-300 depends on the complement of boards and configuration.

Elma Electronic VPX-300 OpenVPX reference platform

OpenVPX Reference Platform Highlights

  • Designed to ensure interoperability among 3U VPX boards used within high performance, compute intensive applications
  • Two separate clusters through a data and control plane switch, handling Gigabit Ethernet and PCIe links, respectively
  • Front End cluster contains a processor board and the FPGA elements
  • Back End cluster contains another processor board, graphics and a GPGPU (general purpose computation on a graphics processing unit) element
  • Designed around a Virtex-6 FPGA based front end processor (FEP) card
  • Front end FPGA cluster performs incoming digital signal processing coupled via fabric to a back end data cluster
  • Uses a 7-slot backplane profile per VITA 65 BKP3-CEN07-15.2.3-n
  • Custom target application profile (TAP) can be defined and manufactured to the meet the application requirements
  • The two processing segments in the architecture feature a 5-slot FPGA front end processing cluster and a 3-slot back end compute cluster
  • System features a Core2 Duo single board computer (SBC), high performance graphics card and storage module
  • All of the board products in the pre-configured VPX-300 platform were selected and tested for interoperability
  • Ideal for radar signal processing, image processing and other applications that require high bandwidth signal processing and data communications

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