Hardware

IC-FEP-VPX6a

Virtex®-6 & QorIQ™ 6U VPX processing unit

 

The IC-FEP-VPX6a is a VPX hybrid processing engine coupling the latest generations of FPGAs and processor, both of them delivering a very high level of performance per watt. With its QorIQTM processor for system management and a PCIe advanced switch for a versatile coupling between the processing nodes, the IC-FEP VPX6a board expands the flexibility of the two Virtex-6 FPGAs and the VPX high bandwidth serial interfaces.

With its combination of high performance CPU, dual FPGAs and FMC sites, the IC-FEP-VPX6a provides the ideal platform for radar, sonar, electronic warfare and other very high demanding digital signal processing applications.

 

Features

  • One QorIQ processor P2020, 1GHz, e500 v2 core with :
    • 1 GB of DDR3 with ECC
    • 256 or 512 MBytes of NOR Flash
    • optional Nand Solid-state Disk (eUSB module)
    • two Xilinx Virtex-6 : SX315T (-1 or -2),SX475T (-1 only),
  • LX240T or LX550T, both offering
    • two banks of DDR3 : 40-bit wide, 1.25 GBytes each
    • one SRAM DDRII+ : 18-bit wide / 9 MB
    • one SPI flash (16 MBytes)
    • one Spartan®-6 LX-45T (control Node)
    • one NOR flash (128 MBytes, for bistream

VPX Interfaces

  • 4 * PCIe x4 port (from PCIe switch)
  • GTX ports (1 or 2 * GTX x8 from each FPGAs)
  • 2 * GTP (from Ctrl node FPGA)
  • General purpose IOs
    • 2*16LVDS (16 from each FPGAs)
    • 2*16 differential pairs (16 from each FMC IOs connector)
    • GPIOs (from ctrl node FPGA)
  • 2 * Ethernet ports (1000BT or 1000BX – from P2020)
  • 1 * RS485/RS232 port
  • 2 * USB 2.0 ports
  • PIC µ-controller for System Management (per VITA 46.11)

FMC interfaces (for each site, from FPGAs)

  • 80 LVDS
  • 4 reference clocks
  • 1 * GTX x4 link

Front panel interfaces

  • 1 * USB 2.0, 1 * Ethernet 1000BT and 1 * console port

  • Engineering kit for debug : JTAG/COP and RS232 console.
  • Rear transition module

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