Electronic Design

VPX Card Exploits Spartan-6 FPGA

The VPX-SLX series 3U VPX FPGA boards enlist a configurable, logic-optimized Spartan-6 FPGA with 150k logic cells to meet performance needs in cost-sensitive designs. Suitable for defense, aerospace, or scientific research, typical applications involve signal intelligence, image processing, and hardware simulation. All VPX-SLX models use the XC6SLX150 Spartan-6 FPGA chip with 147,433 logic cells and 180 DSP48A1 slices. There are 64 I/O or 32 LVDS lines connected to the FPGA via the rear P2 connector. A series of AXM extension modules are available to provide additional front-end 16-bit A/D, differential RS-485, CMOS, or LVDS I/O processing channels via a mezzanine connector on the card front. Pricing starts at $5,200 for an air-cooled version. ACROMAG INC., Wixom, MI. (877) 295-7092.

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