Military Embedded Systems

New SFF device proves multivendor OpenVPX interoperability

Product

February 10, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

OpenVPX has promised that the “Open” part meant that VPX systems from different suppliers could be interoperable and work in one system – preventing integrators from being tied to one vendor. The new SigPro 1 Small Form Factor (SFF) acquisition system that combines OpenVP...

OpenVPX has promised that the “Open” part meant that VPX systems from different suppliers could be interoperable and work in one system – preventing integrators from being tied to one vendor. The new SigPro 1 Small Form Factor (SFF) acquisition system that combines OpenVPX devices from Elma Electronic, Pentek, and Concurrent Technologies has proven that a multiparty VPX box not only works, but also can be developed in a short period of time. The multivendor platform is targeted at radar, signal processing, high-speed data acquisition, and beamforming applications.

SigPro 1 is based on the Pentek Cobalt FPGA XMC products with a high-performance analog-to-digital front end and the 803 Series 3U VPX-REDI Core i7 Single Board Computer (SBC) from Concurrent Technologies for processing functions and a storage subsystem that is based on a solid-state disk from Elma. The new solution uses a three-slot VPX backplane in a conduction-cooled chassis and uses sealed MIL-STD DTL 38999 connectors for I/O. The system can record at more than 200 MBps and has two GbE ports, two USB ports, and an external VGA port. Any Pentek FPGA card can be implemented in the system by using Pentek’s Talon data recording software.

 

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