3U VPX FPGA Platform [VRDP-3U]

Deployable System for 3U VPX Boards

The VPX standard is ideal for high-bandwidth, high-performance applications in demanding markets such as defence and aerospace, communications, and instrumentation. BittWare’s 3U VPX FPGA Platform (VRDP-3U) combines the benefits of OpenVPX with the processing power of up to five Altera Stratix® Family FPGAs in an integrated system solution. The FPGA platform is a completely stand-alone setup for designing and testing OpenVPX systems. It offers up to five OpenVPX slots, opening up a wide array of system configurations. The system arrives tested and configured, enabling designers to speed up the development process. And with the addition of BittWare’s BittWorks II Toolkit, this platform allows users to fully design and debug in a flexible environment.


  • 19” 4U rack mount
  • Flush front card cage supports 3U x 160 mm boards, vertical-mounted
  • Five 3U VPX slots
  • Integral cooling with bottom-to-top airflow and two 12 VDC fans
  • 350W ATX power supply supports +5V@35A, +3.3V@28A, +12V@18A, and -12V@1A outputs
  • Advanced EMI shielding package

5-Slot 3U VPX Backplane

  • 5-slot VITA 46.1 backplane
  • High-speed MultiGig connector
  • Twisted Ring routing topology
  • Built-in ESD ground protection for each slot

Single Board Computer (Optional)

  • Concurrent Technologies 3U VPX (VITA 46.0) N-series single board computer
  • 1.86 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
  • 4 GB of memory
  • Configurable PCI Express fabric interface
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports to the RTM
  • RTM provides 2 RJ45 connectors, 2 SATA connectors, 1 USB connector, and video

BittWare S4-3U-VPX

  • 3U single-slot VPX
  • Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA
  • Fully connected to VPX: GigE, 15 SerDes, 32 LVDS
  • Additional I/O: 10/100 Ethernet, RS-232, JTAG
  • Vita 57 FMC site
  • Rear transition module available (ACC-S43X-BORT)

VITA 57 FMC Options for S43X

  • 3F104: 4 channels 14-bit, 250 MSPS ADC
  • 3F107: 8 channels 12-bit, 65 MSPS ADC
  • 3F125: 1, 2, or 4 channels 8-bit, up to 5 GSPS ADC
  • 3F126: 1, 2, or 4 channels 10-bit, up to 5 GSPS ADC
  • 3F150: 2 channels 14-bit, 250 MSPS ADC and 2 channels 16-bit, 250 MSPS DAC
  • 3F204: 1 or 2 channels 16-bit, up to 1 GSPS DAC

Development Tools

  • BittWorks II Toolkit – host, command, and debug tools for BittWare hardware
  • FPGA Development Kit – FPGA board support IP and integration
  • Altera Quartus II tools for Stratix II GX and IV GX FPGAs