Introducing Abaco’s VP431

Posted: November 20, 2020

Abaco Systems announces the VP431, a 3U VPX RF processing system featuring the 3rd generation of  Xilinx’s Zynq® Ultrascale+™ RF system-on-chip technology (RFSoC). The ZU47DR device used on the VP431 includes:

  • Eight integrated analog-to-digital converters sampling up to 5GSPS
  • Eight digital-to-analog converters up to 10.0GSPS
  • A user programmable FPGA fabric
  • A multi-core Zynq ARM® processing subsystem

The VP431 is aligned with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) technical standards and also supports limited distribution options for enhanced performance.

The VP431 leverages heterogeneous processing capabilities allowing for a streaming signal processing within an FPGA fabric and a general-purpose processing in a single module. This solution empowers customers to meet the increasing signal processing requirements of radar and electronic warfare systems. Battlefield demands of radar and electronic warfare technologies continue to require increases in channels and bandwidth. The VP431 provides a leap forward in processing and data offloading abilities.


The VP431 serves as an economical solution to radio frequency systems with multiple channels by delivering a solution that increases the channel density and reduces size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements through eight channel inputs and eight channel outputs. By reducing the RF signal chain complexity and delivering better performance while using fewer system slots, the VP431 provides a leap forward in capability for customers developing systems for MIMO, beamforming, communications, sensor processing, radar signal processing and electronic warfare.


Engineering samples of the VP431 are currently available until June 2021, at which time production silicon for the Xilinx Radio Frequency System-On-Chip is expected to be ready to outfit the VP431.


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