VPX Overview

VPX breaks out from the traditional connector scheme of VMEbus to merge the latest in connector and packaging technology with the latest in bus and serial fabric technology.

VPX combines best-in-class technologies to assure a very long technology cycle similar to that of the original VMEbus solutions. Traditional parallel VMEbus will continue to be supported by VPX through bridging schemes that assure a solid migration pathway.


High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design Handbook
Written by Rodger Hosking, Vice President and Co-founder of Pentek

As evolutionary enhancements to the venerable VMEbus, both VXS and VPX deliver significant improvements in data bandwidth, connectivity, power distribution, and cooling. When VME was first introduced, its shared bus backplane interboard transfer rates was more than adequate for most applications. As requirements grew, VME acquired new interfaces such as VSB, RACEway, RACE++, VME64, VME320, and 2eSST, thereby ensuring a healthy community of suppliers and a new stream of products.

High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design Handbook
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VPX 3U

VPX 3U

The 3U VPX form factor is compact and extremely well suited for avionics, including UAVs, shipboard and airborne radar and signal intelligence applications. Pentek's families of 3U VPX boards for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing offer flexible, high-speed fabric connections. Pentek 3U VPX products include the Model 52xxx and the 53xxx series. The table below provides a comparison of their main features.

VPX Family Comparison
  Form Factor # of XMCs Crossbar
Switch
PCIe path PCIe
width
Option -104
path
Option -105
path
Lowest
Power
Lowest
Price
52xxx 3U VPX One XMC No VPX P1 x4 20 pairs on VPX P2 Two x4 or one x8 on VPX P1 Yes Yes
53xxx Yes VPX P1 or P2 x8 Two x4 or one x8 on VPX P1 or P2 No No


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Model
Description
Model 5973-324 FMC FlexorSet 4-Ch 16-bit: 500 MHz A/D & 2 GHz D/A, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 5973-320 FMC FlexorSet 2-Ch. 3.0 GHz A/D, 2-Ch. 2.8 GHz D/A with Virtex-7 - 3U VPX
Model 5973-317 FMC FlexorSet 8-Channel 250 MHz A/D with DDCs, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 5973-316 FMC FlexorSet 8-Channel 250 MHz A/D, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 5973-313 FMC FlexorSet 4-Ch. 250 MHz A/D w/DDCs , 2-Ch. 800 MHz D/A w/DUC & Int - 3U VPX
Model 5973-312 FMC FlexorSet 4-Ch. 250 MHz A/D, 2-Ch. 800 MHz D/A, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 5973 Flexor Virtex-7 Processor and FMC Carrier - 3U VPX
Model 5394 High-Speed Clock Generator - 3U VPX
Model 5392 High-Speed System Synchronization and Distribution Amplifier - 3U VPX
Model 5391 Programmable Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer - 3U VPX
Model 5390 Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer - 3U VPX
Model 53861 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Kintex UltraScale FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53791 L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Channel 500 MHz A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53761 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53760 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53751 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53741 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 3U VPX
Model 53730 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53721 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53720 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53690 L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Channel 200 MHz A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53671 4-Ch 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with DUC, Extended Interpolation, Virtex-6 - 3U VPX
Model 53670 4-Channel 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53664 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, VITA 49.0, Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53663 1100-Channel GSM Channelizer wih Quad A/D - 3U VPX
Model 53662 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with 32-Channel DDC with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53661 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53660 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53651 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D w/ DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A w/ DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53650 2-Channel 500 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53641 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 3U VPX
Model 53640 1-Chan 3.6 GHz or 2-Chan 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53630 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53624 Adaptive Relay, Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53621 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D w/ DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A w/ DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53620 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53611 Quad Serial FPDP Interface with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 53610 LVDS Digital I/O with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 5358 Dual 500 MHz A/D and 800 MHz with Virtex-5 FPGAs - 3U VPX
Model 5356 Dual 400 MHz A/D and 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-5 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 5353 Quad 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds, 4/2-Channel DDC - 3U VPX
Model 5352 Quad 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D, 32-Channel DDC - 3U VPX
Model 5351 Quad 200 MHz, 16-Bit A/D, 256-Channel DDC - 3U VPX
Model 5350 Quad 200 MHz, 16-Bit A/D with Virtex-5 FPGAs - 3U VPX
Model 5342-428 GateFlow Transceiver with Multiband DDC and Interpolation Filter - 3U VPX
Model 5342 4-Channel A/D, 1-Channel D/A with Virtex-4 FPGAs - 3U VPX
Model 5294 High-Speed Clock Generator - 3U VPX
Model 5292 High-Speed System Synchronization and Distribution Amplifier - 3U VPX
Model 52861 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Kintex UltraScale FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52841 1-Ch 3.6 GHz or 2-Ch 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC, Kintex UltraScale - 3U VPX
Model 52791 L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Channel 500 MHz A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52771 4-Ch 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with DUC, Extended Interpolation, Virtex-7 - 3U VPX
Model 52761 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52760 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52751 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52741 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 3U VPX
Model 52730 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52721 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52720 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52690 L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Channel 200 MHz A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52671 4-Ch 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with DUC, Extended Interpolation, Virtex-6 - 3U VPX
Model 52670 4-Channel 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52664 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, VITA 49.0, Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52663 1100-Channel GSM Channelizer wih Quad A/D - 3U VPX
Model 52662 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with 32-Channel DDC with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52661 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52660 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52651 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D w/ DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A w/ DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52650 2-Channel 500 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52641 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 3U VPX
Model 52640 1-Chan 3.6 GHz or 2-Chan 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52630 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52624 Adaptive Relay, Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52621 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D w/ DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A w/ DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52620 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52611 Quad Serial FPDP Interface with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 52610 LVDS Digital I/O with Virtex-6 FPGA - 3U VPX
Model 5220 2 Channel Analog RF Wideband Downconverter - 3U VPX



VPX 6U

VPX 6U

Pentek's 6U VPX boards for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing offer flexible, gigabit serial fabric connections for demanding radar, beamforming, communications and signal intelligence applications. The 6U VPX Model 57xxx and Model 58xxx boards accommodate either one (57xxx) or two (58xxx) Cobalt or Onyx FPGA XMCs, significantly increasing the functional density of a VPX slot.


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Model
Description
Model 5894 High-Speed Clock Generator - 6U VPX
Model 5892 High-Speed System Synchronization and Distribution Amplifier - 6U VPX
Model 5891 Programmable Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer - 6U VPX
Model 5890 Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer - 6U VPX
Model 58861 8-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Kintex UltraScale FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58791 Dual L-Band RF Tuner and 4-Channel 500 MHz A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58761 8-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58760 8-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58751 4-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 4-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58741 2-Channel 3.6 GHz or 4-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 6U VPX
Model 58730 2-Ch 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58721 6-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 4-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58720 6-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 4-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58690 L-Band RF Tuner and 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58671 8-Ch 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with DUC, Extended Interpolation, Virtex-6 - 6U VPX
Model 58670 8-Channel 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58664 8-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, VITA 49.0, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58663 2200-Channel GSM Channelizer wih Quad A/D - 6U VPX
Model 58662 8-Channel 200 MHz A/D with 64-Channel DDC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58661 8-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58660 8-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58651 4-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 4-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58650 4-Channel 500 MHz A/D and 4-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58641 2-Channel 3.6 GHz or 4-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 6U VPX
Model 58640 2-Channel 3.6 GHz or 4-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58630 2-Ch 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58624 Adaptive Relay, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58621 6-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 4-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58620 6-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 4-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58611 Octal Serial FPDP Interface with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 58610 LVDS Digital I/O with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 5794 High-Speed Clock Generator - 6U VPX
Model 5792 High-Speed System Synchronization and Distribution Amplifier - 6U VPX
Model 5791 Programmable Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer - 6U VPX
Model 5790 Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer - 6U VPX
Model 57861 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Kintex UltraScale FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57791 L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Channel 500 MHz A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57761 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57760 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57751 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57741 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 6U VPX
Model 57730 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57721 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57720 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57690 L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Channel 200 MHz A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57671 4-Ch 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with DUC, Extended Interpolation, Virtex-6 - 6U VPX
Model 57670 4-Channel 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57664 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, VITA 49.0, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57663 1100-Channel GSM Channelizer wih Quad A/D - 6U VPX
Model 57662 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with 32-Channel DDC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57661 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57660 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57651 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57650 2-Channel 500 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57641 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 6U VPX
Model 57640 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57630 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57624 Adaptive Relay, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57621 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57620 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57611 Quad Serial FPDP Interface with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX
Model 57610 LVDS Digital I/O with Virtex-6 FPGA - 6U VPX




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Pentek's segment catalogs highlight products by function. These downloadable catalogs are available for Analog & Digital I/O, Clock & Synchronization Generators, Radar & Software Defined Radio (SDR) I/O, Software & Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Tools and High-Speed Real-Time Recording Systems.

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