Flexor Model 5973
By Pentek, Inc.
Rarely do you see as much enthusiasm displayed during a product briefing as that exhibited by Rodger Hosking, Vice President of Pentek. He was as thrilled as a grandfather bragging about his first grandchild! His excitement was over the Flexor line of FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) carriers and FMC modules: the Model 5973 3U VPX FMC carrier with a Virtex-7 FPGA and the Model 3312 multichannel, high speed data converter FMC. Together they combine the high performance of the Virtex-7 with the flexibility of the FMC data converter, creating a complete radar and software radio solution. The Flexor Model 5973 delivers new levels of I/O performance by incorporating the emerging VITA 66.4 standard for half-size MT optical interconnect, providing 12 optical duplex lanes to the backplane. With the installation of a serial proto-col, the VITA 66.4 interface enables gigabit backplane communications between boards independent of the PCIe interface. The Flexor Model 3312 FMC surpasses the speed and density of previous products with four 250 MHz 16-bit A/Ds and two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As. Its high pin-count FMC connector matches the new Virtex-7 FPGA carrier, boosting performance levels and adding flexibility.
- The Flexor Model 5973 features a high pin-count VITA 57.1 FMC site, 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, PCI Express (Gen. 1, 2 and 3) interface up to x8, optional user-configurable gigabit serial I/O and optional LVDS connections to the FPGA for custom I/O.The Flexor Model 5973 delivers new levels of I/O performance by incorporating the emerging VITA 66.4 standard for half size MT optical interconnect, providing 12 optical duplex lanes to the backplane. With the installation of a serial protocol, the VITA-66.