CES820 – SWaP UltraScale Embedded System

SWaP Embedded System

*For a ruggedized version of this system please refer to the CESCC820


The CES820 (Compact Embedded System) is a standalone, small form factor embedded system designed to provide a complete and generic processing platform for data acquisition, signal processing, and communication. With Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) in mind, the CES820 features a low-power x86 CPU tightly coupled to a high-performance Kintex UltraScale FPGA and an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC – VITA 57.1). The UltraScale FPGA provides a flexible and powerful processing backbone for interfacing to the FMC site, CPU, and DDR3 SDRAM, with plenty of room left over for high-performance Digital Signal Processing needs.


The system is ideal for development and prototyping purposes, and it can serve as a customizable standalone lab instrument or a deployed embedded solution for applications such as UAVs. FMCs can be chosen from 4DSP’s extensive portfolio or from a third-party vendor. The CES820 provides high-performance embedded processing and computing with flexible IO in a compact footprint for applications where Size, Weight and Power are the primary concerns




System IO

  • HDMI
  • USB
  • eSATA
  • 1Gb Ethernet
  • 2x 10Gb Ethernet (optional)
  • FMC HPC site
  • JTAG
  • PCIe communication between processor and FPGA


Processor – System Controller

  • Intel Atom Quad Core 1.91 GHz Processor
  • 64GB SSD
  • Windows and Linux support



  • Kintex UltraScale XCKU040
  • SDAccel support



  • DC 16V – 30V
  • Optimized for battery/solar powered applications


Dimensions and Weight

  • 132 x 75 x 125 mm (WxHxD)
  • 0.86 Kg