3U VPX carrier board stores large buffers while processing

The latest carrier board from VadaTech is based on Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ FPGA. The VPX585 is a 3U VPX FPGA Carrier with single FMC+ (VITA-57.4) interface. It has an on-board, re-configurable FPGA which interfaces directly to the VPX P1 connector and all FMC+ LA bus, Ha bus and HB bus pairs (the module does not support HSPCe connector). The FPGA interfaces to two DDR4 memory blocks (8Gbyte of 64-bit wide with ECC to the processor sub system, and 8Gbyte of 64-bit wide to the programmable logic). This allows for large buffer sizes to be stored during processing as well as for queuing the data to the host, explains VadaTech.

The VPX is based on Xilinx UltraScale+ XCZU19EG MPSoC FPGA with single FMC+ site. The FPGA has 1968 DSP slices and 1143k logic cells. TheXCZU19EG includes a quad-core Arm application processor, dual-core Arm real-time processor and Mali graphics processing unit (GPU), as well as over 34.6Mbit of block RAM and 36Mbit of Ultra RAM. The module has onboard 64Gbyte of flash, 128Mbyte of boot flash and an SD card as an option.

VadaTech provides embedded computing from board-level products, chassis-level platforms, to configurable application-ready systems. The company has a focus on AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, VPX and PCIe solutions and provides a combination of electrical, mechanical, software and system-level expertise to engineer customised commercial or rugged computing to meet the most complex customer requirements. VadaTech also offers specialised products for VME, CompactPCI and other architectures. The company is a member of PICMG and VITA. VadaTech has headquarters, design and manufacturing facilities in Henderson, Nevada, USA, with design, support and sales offices in Europe and Asia Pacific.


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