Pentek Model 4996A-207 VxWorks Board Support Package for Model 4207

Pentek announced the VxWorks Board Support Package (BSP) for their Model 4207 processor board. The Model 4207 PowerPC and FPGA platform now supports the Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). The VxWorks BSP provides software developers with a complete library of hardware-initialization, control, and application functions fully compatible with Wind River’s Workbench development environment. Pentek Model 4996A-207 VxWorks Board Support Package for Model 4207 is available immediately with prices starting at $3,000 USD.

VxWorks adds low-latency and deterministic real-time control of the many hardware resources and interfaces available on the Model 4207. The Pentek 4207 board is compatible with Pentek, COTS VME, VXS, PMC, or XMC module — all fully supported with compatible VxWorks drivers. Model 4207 pricing starts at $14,725 USD with delivery 10 to 12 weeks ARO.

The Pentek Model 4207 includes an optional on-board Xilinx Virtex-4 FX Series FPGA — the XC4VFX60 or XC4VFX100. Two 4X RocketIO ports provide high-speed serial paths between the FPGA and the crossbar switch for connection to other parts of the board, including the processor, VXS interface, and XMC sites. A built-in Xilinx Aurora protocol engine, DMA controller, and PCI-X interface simplify data transfers to and from the FPGA and two 256 MB banks of DDR2 SDRAM attached to the FPGA. Developers can take advantage of unused FPGA resources to implement custom signal-processing algorithms with Pentek’s GateFlow FPGA Design Kit. The kit includes VHDL source files and works in conjunction with the Xilinx ISE Foundation design tools.

Pentek Model 4207 Features

  • Freescale MPC8641D single or dual core PowerPC processor to 1.5 GHz
  • Xilinx Virtex-4 FX Series FPGA
  • Hosts two PMC or XMC modules
  • On-board dual gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • Optional on-board 4-Gbit dual optical Fibre Channel controller
  • Optional dual optical gigabit serial/Fibre Channel interface
  • Up to 3 GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Two 64-bit PCI-X buses
  • VME64x master/slave interface
  • Optional VXS interface
  • Native Serial RapidIO Interface
  • Ruggedized and conduction-cooled versions

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