6U VPX Channeliser Platform [VRDP-CH]

6U VPX Platform for Time-Critical Commercial & Military Applications

BittWare’s 6U VPX Channeliser Platform is a complete development and testing system targeted for a wide variety of applications, including satellite communications, radar, and electronic warfare. The single-slot OpenVPX system includes a BittWare Stratix V FPGA-based 6U VPX board along with a rear transition module for convenient I/O access. High bandwidth A/D converters provide support for Ultra Wideband (UWB) communication. Hardware-in-the-loop support for Simulink provides an additional layer of flexibility, allowing rapid control prototyping and other real-time testing.



  • 19” 2U rackmount
  • Flush front card cage supports one 6U x 160 mm board, horizontal-mounted
  • Integral cooling with side-to-side airflow and two 12 VDC fans
  • 250W Power-One plug-in power supply
  • Advanced EMI shielding package


Single-Slot VPX Backplane

  • Single-slot VITA 46.1 backplane
  • High-speed Multi-gig connectors J0-J6
  • Built-in ESD ground protection


BittWare S5-6U-VPX

  • 6U single-slot VPX
  • 2 Altera Stratix V GX FPGAs
  • 48 multi-gigabit transceivers
  • Additional I/O: LVDS, GigE, 10/100 Ethernet, RS-232, JTAG
  • 2 VITA-57 FMC sites


Breakout Board Options for S56X

  • ACC-S56X-BORT: Rear transition module with 8 QSFP, 2 SFP, 2 RJ-45, JTAG, PCIe x1, SATA, and Ref Clk input
  • BWBO: Debug I/O breakout board with USB, JTAG, RS-232, and Ethernet access


VITA 57 FMC for S56X

  • ADC: 1, 2, or 4 channels 8-bit, up to 5 GSPS


Development Tools

  • BittWorks II Toolkit – host, command, and debug tools for BittWare hardware
  • FPGA DevKit – FPGA board support IP and integration
  • Altera Quartus II tools for Stratix V FPGAs