New 3U VPX GPU and FPGA-based boardPress Release
March 10, 2022
Interface Concept announced today the new IC-GRA-VPX3a 3U VPX FPGA-based and AMD-Radeon-E9171-based graphics processor module that provides a high-performance and low power consumption Computing Card (GPGPU), image processing and video capture (frame grabber) solution needed in today’s compute-intensive applications.
The IC-GRA-VPX3a graphics card features an AMD embedded Radeon E9171 Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) coupled to a programmable Xilinx UltraScale FPGA. It turns out to be both a powerful and versatile board. The combination of the on-board FPGA, GPU and capture module makes the IC-GRA-VPX3a extremely scalable so that it can offer multiple solutions in terms of video (ARINC818, STANAG 3350, 3G-SDI) capture and conversion configurations.
The AMD E9171 provides the best performance-per-watt balance for embedded systems with strict thermal constraints, enabling passive cooling for many designs. In addition, its “Polaris” architecture brings a range of improvements in the 14nm technology microchip compared to previous GPU generations, with 1.2 TFLOPS computing capabilities, 4GB video memory and up to 5 video outputs.
Interface Concept has designed a customizable mezzanine FMC card (VITA57.1 compliant) fitted for the IC-GRA-VPX3a card. This FMC card provides differential, loosely single-ended, multi-gigabit signals that can be customized according to your needs.
The 3U VPX graphics module supports Microsoft® DirectX 12 technology, OpenGL 4.5 and OpenCL 2.0 (open standard programming software) to provide a higher graphic rendering. It can transfer ultra-high definition over 8Gb/s via 8 PCIe Gen4 lanes.
“The IC-GRA-VPX3a is an all-in-one solution consisting of a GPU, a GPGPU and a video capture solution for use in low-power and harsh environment applications” said Franck Lefèvre, Interface Concept’s Sales Director. The IC-GRA-VPX3a is available in standard, extended and rugged grades in air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions.