6U VPX FPGA Platform [VRDP-6U]

Deployable System for 6U 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 6U VPX FPGA Platform (VRDP-6U) combines the benefits of OpenVPX with the processing power of up to ten Altera Stratix® V Family FPGAs in an integrated system solution. This FPGA platform is a completely stand-alone setup for designing and testing OpenVPX systems. It offers up to five 6U 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. The platform is available with a 2U or 6U chassis.


  • 6U desktop or rackmount
  • Five 6U VPX slots
  • Integral cooling with two 12 VDC fans
  • 1200W MegaPAC power supply with up to 16 outputs
  • Advanced EMI shielding package

5-Slot 6U VPX Backplane

  • 5-slot VITA 46.1 backplane
  • High-speed Multi-gig connector
  • Mesh topology*
  • Built-in ESD ground protection for each slot

Single Board Computer (Optional)

  • Concurrent Technologies 6U VPX (VITA 46.0) single board computer
  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor up to 2.53 GHz
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3 with ECC
  • Configurable PCI Express fabric interface
  • GigE port on front panel
  • 2 SATA and 2 USB connectors
  • Optional 1 TB hard drive mounted on SBC


  • 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
  • ARM® Cortex™-A8 control processor
  • 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 Options for S56X

  • 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
  • 3F230: 2 channels 14-bit, up to 5.6 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 V FPGAs