Multi-function SOSA-aligned RFSoC board released by Annapolis Micro SystemsNews
June 17, 2021
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland. Annapolis Micro Systems released a 100Gb Ethernet RFSoC board that is alignd to the Sensor Open Systems Architecture Technical Standard. It combines analog and digital capability in a single 3U OpenVPX slot, operations that previously needed two or more boards for the same functions.
The WILDSTAR 3XR2 3U OpenVPX FPGA processor leverages a full-length coax-connected Analog Interface Mezzanine Site, which can be populated in one of three ways:
- With a direct RF digitization mezzanine
- With simple analog circuitry (filtering, amplification, etc.)
- With a 3rd party or customer-supplied analog tuner to allow for digitization of higher frequency signals
Combining filtering and tuning with digitizing and processing delivers much lower size, weight, and power - cost (SWaP-C) than separate single-function modules, while maintaining the ability to upgrade either capability separately, company officials say.
Annapolis calls this: ‘Personalization Module’ because it allows for the customer to customize the module to focus on their particular frequency bands of interest,” says Noah Donaldson, Annapolis Micro Systems Chief Technology Officer.
Data is driven to two powerful Gen 3 Xilinx UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGAs (XCZU43DR and other P/Ns on request). These chips feature eight channels each of A/D & D/A converting, with an ADC sample rate of 0.5–5.0+GSps and resolution of 14 bits, and a DAC sample rate of 0.5–10.0+GSps and resolution of 14 bits.
The option for VITA 67 backplane RF connectivity is included.
The rugged 3XR2 also supports wide temperature ranges via air (VITA 48.1), conduction (VITA 48.2), or air-flow-through (VITA 48.8) cooling. Minimum/maximum operating temperatures are -55˚C/85˚C; min/max storage temperatures are -65˚C/105˚C.
The following 3U OpenVPX products are optimized to operate in any 3U VPX WILD100 System, or are readily integrated into a third party SOSA-aligned 3U VPX system.
- 3U baseboard: Four WILDSTAR baseboards
- 3U storage: WILDSTAR 3SN0 storage
- 3U switch: WILDSTAR 3E10 switch
- 3U chassis: Three WILD100 chassis & backplanes
The following 6U OpenVPX products are optimized to operate in any 6U VPX WILD100 System, or are readily integrated into a third party SOSA-aligned 6U VPX system.
- 6U baseboard: Two WILDSTAR baseboards
- 6U storage: WILDSTAR 6SN0 storage
- 6U switch: WILDSTAR 6E10 switch
- 6U chassis: WILD100 16-slot chassis & backplane
Annapolis’ BSP options include 40/100GbE IP and both VxWorks 7 and Linux support.
For more information, visit www.annapmicro.com.