Configurable serial interface options for mission-critical applications

The VP880 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) card from Abaco Systems is designed for mission-critical military/defense applications such as electronic warfare (EW)/digital radio frequency memory (DRFM), radar/sonar image processing, satellite communications systems, multichannel digital transmission/reception, and advanced digital beamforming. Configurable serial interface options, as well as a variety of FPGA densities, enable users to select the device size and family best suited to the application.

The VP880 features Xilinx UltraScale FPGA and Zynq UlstraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) technology for 3U VPX. It carries 8 GB DDR4 [double data rate fourth generation] mapped to FPGA with 2 GB DDR4 mapped to Zynq. Several air- and conduction-cooling options for the VP880 are offered. The part – compliant with VITA 67.1 and VITA 67.2 – also has flexible backplane options including VITA 66.4 optical interface via Firefly BLAST site.