3U VPX FMC+ FPGA carrier exploits Xilinx Ultrascale+, Zynq Ultrascale+

Designed for mission critical military/defence electronic warfare applications, the VP889 is an FPGA processing board, which features Xilinx’s Ultrascale+, together with Zynq Ultrascale+ technology for advanced security. Abaco Systems says that the VP889 delivers a form, fit and function upgrade for the VP881.

The VP889 is designed for the most demanding applications, including electronic warfare/ DRFM, radar/sonar processing, satellite communications systems, multi-channel digital transmission/reception and advanced digital beamforming.

Next generation signal processing systems require more bandwidth and more processing capability at lower power and smaller size, says Abaco. The VP889 helps customers meet these demanding requirements on an open COTS platform. With FMC+, customers have up to 300Gbits per second digital serial bandwidth to and from modular I/O devices. The VP889’s combination of high performance processing and high density I/O delivers the flexibility to leverage Abaco’s FMC and FMC+ (VITA 57) product portfolio.

Integration is simplified, and time to market reduced, via the VP889’s board support package which enables engineers to get started quickly and focus on their value added and proprietary IP rather than hardware implementation details.

The embedded Zynq Arm processor included on the VP889 eliminates the need for a single board computer in many systems, reducing system size, cost, and power consumption, adds Abaco.

Configurable serial interface options, as well as a variety of FPGA density options provide customers with the flexibility to select the device size and family that best fits the technical and cost requirements without the expense associated with custom board development.

The FMC+ site supports all Abaco FMC cards as well as third party solutions that comply with VITA 57. The VP889 can be populated with I/O capable of greater than five Gsample per second data rate or modules with up to 16 channels per card. The flexibility of FMC gives customers the ability to address several system parameters from wide-band low-latency to multi-channel coherent systems.


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