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VadaTech’s AMC583 teams a Kintex UltraScale KU115 DSP Monster with an NXP QorIQ processor and 8Gbytes of DDR4 SDRAM

by Xilinx Employee on ‎07-13-2017 11:54 AM (31,920 Views)


Maybe you thought that VadaTech’s AMC597 300MHz-to-6GHz Octal Versatile Wideband Transceiver, which connects four AD9371 chips over JESD204B high-speed serial interfaces with a Xilinx Kintex UltraScale KU115 FPGA (the UltraScale DSP monster with 5520 DSP48E2 slices) and three banks of DDR4 SDRAM (two 8Gbyte banks and one 4Gbyte bank for a total of 20Gbytes), was cool but you’re not developing radios. Well, VadaTech now has another way for you to get a Kintex UltraScale KU115 FPGA on an AMC module. It’s called the AMC583 FPGA Dual FMC+ Carrier and it teams the UltraScale DSP monster with an NXP (formerly Freescale) QorIQ P2040 quad-core PowerPC processor and 8Gbytes of DDR4 SDRAM in two separate banks. The QorIQ processor and the UltraScale FPGA communicate over a high-speed 4-lane PCIe interface as well as the processor’s local bus. Two on-board FMC+ sites connect to the Kintex UltraScale FPGA and permit easy expansion.


Here’s a block diagram of VadaTech’s AMC583:



VadaTech AMC583 Block Diagram.jpg 


VadaTech AMC583 Block Diagram




If you need high-speed analog I/O capabilities, VadaTech has also just announced the FMC250, an FMC mezzanine module with two 12-bit 2.6Gsamples/sec ADCs and one 16-bit, 12Gsamples/sec DAC.



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