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Solar Express 100, FPGA PCIe card with 27Gb/s full duplex aggregate IO

Sundance DSP

RENO, NEVADA - Sundance, a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and reconfigurable computing platforms, advanced IP cores and image processing solutions, today announced the launch of its high-performance accelerator card based on the Xilinx XCVU190-2FLGC2104E FPGA. As an option the board can be fitted with lower cost FPGAs in the family, namely XCVU095, XCVU125, and XCVU160.

This board is designed for superior data throughput leveraging various industry-standard interfaces, including 8 lanes of PCIe Gen 3, PCIe104 expansion connectors, and CFP4 optical networking. A processing engine with such power must have a matching data throughput for utilizing the entire horsepower. The processing and IO performance of the board is further enhanced with the option of using 2GB of Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC), 8GB of DDR4 and 18MB of QDR2+ memory. An HDMI connector and codec allows applications to display images directly with the use of suitable IP core

The Solar Express 100 features additional I/O expansion options using the latest high-speed board-to-board connectors from Samtec. The HPC FMC interface supports 10 GTH transceivers and 72 IOs. Multiple Samtec Z-Ray® interposers provide access to HMC modules and additional 16 GTY transceivers. Each Samtec FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ interface provides copper or optical silicon-to-silicon connectivity via 4 GTY transceivers. One Samtec Bull’s Eye® Test Point System provides access to an additional 4 GTY transceivers. “Sundance DSP is a leader in high-performance, FPGA-based accelerator card solutions,” said Matt Burns, Samtec Technical Marketing Manager. “Samtec’s multiple high-speed solutions on the Solar Express 100 enable cascading multiple platforms simultaneously for a variety of high-performance applications.”

Applications for this board can be many but the most suitable and cost effective are those needing extensive processing power combined with data transport/exchange at extremely high rates. High performance computing, Data Centers, ASIC and IP prototyping, stock market fast trading, embedded systems and real-time secure video conferencing for battle-room command & control are just a few example applications.

“The development of this hardware was a major effort but we are pleased to see the launch of a platform to address the needs of most demanding applications. With so many high-performance IO interfaces this board is truly unique in the market with unsurpassed performance and capability,” said Dr. Nory Nakhaee, Sundance DSP CEO.

Price starts at $19,000 each for volumes under 10. For more information please write to For images of the board please contact us by phone or email.

About Sundance DSP

Leveraging its multiprocessor expertise and experience, Sundance DSP provides OEMs with modular DSP and FPGA-based systems as well as, Data Acquisition, I/O, Communication, and interconnectivity products that are so essential to multiprocessor systems where scalability and performance are important.

With over fifty different modules and carriers for PCI, cPCI VME and Stand-Alone platforms, Sundance DSP is a solution provider to military, Automotive, Aerospace, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and factory automation industries. Sundance DSP, founded in 1999 by the current directors, is a member of Xilinx Xperts, MathWorks Connection, TI 3rd party and Linear Technology’s partner programs.

About Samtec, Inc.

Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 33 locations in 18 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service. For more information, please visit

Source: Sundance DSP