Xilinx Virtex®-6 3U VPX board with FMC Site


The IC-FEP-VPX3b is a VPX board, the first of our Front End Processing family based on a Xilinx Virtex®-6 FPGA, offering highest performances with low power consumption.

Designed for applications requiring a very high level of computing power in a compact 3U form factor, the IC-FEPVPX3b board mixes the flexibility of a Virtex-6 FPGA with the VPX high bandwith serial interfaces.

As part of our 3U VPX range, the IC-FEP-VPX3b, associated with our Intel® or Freescale SBCs and our XMC carrier supporting IOs boards, provides the ideal platform for radar, sonar, electronic warfare and other digital signal processing applications.



  • Xilinx virtex-6 XC6VSX315T (others on demand)
  • Two banks of DDR3-800 : 40-bit wide, 1.25 GBytes each
  • DDRII+ SRAM : 18-bit wide / 9 MBytes
  • Flash :
    • one NOR Flash eeprom (128 MBytes)
    • one SPI flash (16 MBytes)
  • Spartan®-6 LX-45T (control Node)

VPX Interfaces

  • Four 4-lanes Fabric ports (on P1)
  • 4 GTX x4 channel (Fat Pipes A, B, C & D) (one lane of Fat Pipe D can be used to feed the Spartan-6)
  • General purpose IOs (on P2)
  • 16 differential pairs (from FPGA)
  • 16 differential pairs (from FMC IOs connector)
  • GPIOs user-defined on P1

FMC interfaces

  • 1 GTX x4 link
  • 80 Differential pairs
  • 4 reference clocks

  • Engineering kit : JTAG ports for FPGA direct configuration
  • The IC-FEP-VPX3b is a VPX 3U / 4HP board compliant with 3U module definitions of the VITA 46.0 standard.