FPGA systems for U.S. Air Force to be supplied by Abaco SystemsNews
August 19, 2020
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Abaco Systems has won orders from a major systems integrator -- which specializes in providing advanced technologies for the defense and aerospace markets -- for a quantity of Abaco’s PC821 FPGA Cards and FMC120 FPGA mezzanine cards, which will be deployed in a subsystem to provide FPGA [field-programmable gate array] processing capability needed to scan, analyze, and act on satellite-communications data for the U.S. Air Force.
According to Abaco, the customer had a number of stringent selection criteria for the FPGA processing solution: The customer needed the part to be based on the PCIe architecture, and determined that it needed a single-vendor complete board set solution that would support four analog-to-digital (A/D) and four digital-to-analog (D/A) channels at 16-bit resolution. The integrator needed the solution to operate under rugged conditions in a 3U VPX system, which meant that it would need to operate across multiple architectures.
Information from Abaco reveals that thePC821 is designed for high-performance applications that require large-band signal digitization or generation through the use of accelerated frequency domain algorithms.