Firmware

IC-FEP-VPX6e

UltraScale™ FPGA 6U VPX board with FMC+ sites

 

Based on the latest Xilinx 20nm FPGA family, the IC-FEP-VPX6e enhances the Front-End Processing (FEP) Interface Concept product line.

By offering a higher performance/power consumption ratio compared to previous FPGAs, the UltraScale™ FPGAs make the IC-FEP-VPX6e the perfect solution to applications requiring DSP intensive processing in a 6U VPX form factor.

 

Features

  • QorIQ® LS1046A – quad 64-bit Arm Cortex®-A72 cores @1.8 GHz:
    • 4 GB DDR4 ECC
    • 2 * 1Gbit QSPI Flash
    • on board SSD (32GB), eMMC
    • optional Nand Solid-state Disk (eUSB module)
  • Two Kintex® UltraScale™ KU115, Virtex® UltraScale™/ UltraScale+™, both offering :
    • Two banks of DDR4 : 64-bit wide, up to 4GB each
    • QDRII SRAM

The two FPGAs are interconnected:

  • directly via 12 GTY lanes and 24 differential pairs
  • via the Gen2/3 PCIe switch

VPX Interfaces

  • 4 * PCIe x4 ports or 2* PCIe x8 ports (from the PCIe switch)
  • GTH ports (2 * GTH x8 from each FPGA)
  • General purpose IOs
    • 16 differential pairs each FPGA
    • 16 differential pairs from one FMC IOs connector (option)
    • GPIOs (from ctrl node FPGA)
  • 2 * 10GigaBase-KR (or 1000BaseKX) from the processor
  • 2 * 1000BaseKX and 2 * 1000BaseBT ports from the switch
  • 1 * RS232 port
  • 1 * USB 2.0 port
  • PIC µ-controller for System Management (per VITA 46.11)

FMC+ interfaces (HSPC for each FPGA site)

  • 80 * differentials pairs
  • 4 * reference clocks
  • 24 * GTH/Y lanes

Front Panel Interfaces

  • 1 * USB 2.0, 1 * Ethernet 1000BaseT and 1 * console port.

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