Pentek Inc. Announces Deployable PCIe FMC Interface

The device has a high pin-count VITA 57.1 GMC site, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and an interface up to x8.

Pentek Inc. has introduced the latest addition to its Flexor line of FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) carriers. The Model 7070 PCIe FMC carrier is a stand-alone signal processing board that is suited for DSP (digital signal processing) applications. With any of the company’s FMCs, the 7070 creates a complete radar and software radio solution.

The technology is equipped with a high pin-count VITA 57.1 GMC site, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, a PCIe interface up to x8, an optional 12x user-configurable gigabit serial I/O and LVDS connections to the FPGA. It also, according to the company, delivers new levels of I/O performance through the built-in gigabit serial interface. Its FPGA with a serial protocol enables a high bandwidth connection between 7070s mounted within the same chassis or over extended distances.

Users can also implement the 7070 PCIe FMC carrier with a Pentek SPARK PC development system to start building applications.

“The 7070 has many useful capabilities,” said Rodger Hosking, vice president of Pentek. “The optical transceivers provide a direct pipeline to the FPGA for very high bandwidth links to remote sensors or systems. The powerful Virtex-7 handles the most challenging DSP tasks, and installing an FMC transforms the 7070 into a complete I/O subsystem.”

For more information, visit Pentek.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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