VPX Pulse Processor Boards

The VPX Pulse Processor Boards are air-cooled boards in 6U VPX form factor which performs pulse processing algorithms on FGPA devices. It consists of two boards

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VPX Pulse Processor Boards

The VPX Pulse Processor Boards are air-cooled boards in 6U VPX form factor which performs pulse processing algorithms on FGPA devices. It consists of two boards

  • Front IO board is a VPX board with two FPGA and dual-core processor
  • Rear IO board (RTM) is connected through VPX backplane and is used for interfacing Optical transceivers, Gigabit Ethernet, LVTTL and RS42

The system receives optical data via SFPs on Rear IO board and passes on to Virtex 6 FPGA on Front IO board across VPX backplane connector. The processed data is sent to Virtex-5 FPGA through MGT copper links on the board, using Aurora protocol. The processed data is sent to the dual core MPC8640D processor for further processing and it is sent over Ethernet to external system.

The board finds application in electronic warfare systems.

KEY FEATURES

  • Pulse processing on FPGAs
  • Dual-core Processor MPC8640D for processing software
    algorithms

    • MPC8640D is interfaced to Virtex-5 FPGA via sRIO and PCIe links
  • Supports x1 lane PCIe interface to backplane
  • Capable of operating as standalone SBC
  • Front IO board
    • Supports data transfer on the VME bus over VPX @ > 50 MBytes
      per second
    • Two independent banks of 36-bit QDR II interface, each having
      2M x4x 36bits
    • Two independent banks 32-bit DDR, each having 128 MBytes size
  • Rear IO board
    • One 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface
    • Four optical serial links, each supporting 3.125 Gbps serial
      data rate
    • 16 RS422 Transmitter and 16 RS422 Receiver ports on
      Micro-D connectors
    • 32 TTL IO interfaces on Micro-D connector