BittWare, the leader in Altera-based FPGA COTS boards, announced today at DSEI, the world leading defense and security event the availability of their Electronic Warfare (EW) and Radar Development System. The single-slot 2U OpenVPX system features BittWare’s S5-6U-VPX (S56X) FPGA COTS board based on the high-density Altera Stratix® V GX and GS FPGAs and two VITA-57 FPGA Mezzanine Cards (FMCs) with direct data connections to the on-board FPGAs: an ADC FMC (A/D Converter) providing up to four 8-bit A/D channels at 1.25 to 5 GSPS, and a DAC FMC (D/A Converter) providing two 14-bit D/A channels at 5.6 GSPS. Along with the dual Stratix V FPGAs, the 6U VPX board also contains an ARM Cortex-A8 for control plane interface and processing, The EW & Radar Development System provides a complete, fully-tested and configured Stratix V development environment with high-speed data conversion ideal for time-critical military applications.
“Our military customers have many varied system requirements, but at a base level, their needs are consistent – high-density programmable logic and high-speed data conversion, all accessible via a rugged VPX backplane,” stated
“Altera is pleased to partner with BittWare to offer a system-ready electronic warfare and radar platform”, said
With complete software support including BittWare’s ATLANTiS FrameWork, which enables reconfigurable data routing, the development system allows users to fully design and debug in a flexible environment. Hardware-in-the-loop support for Simulink provides an additional layer of flexibility, allowing rapid control prototyping and other real-time testing.
About the EW & Radar Development System
The development platform includes BittWare’s S5-6U-VPX (S56X), which features two Altera Stratix V GX or GS FPGAs. The S56X board supports BittWare’s ATLANTiS FrameWork (AFW) for control of I/O, routing, and processing. The board’s two VITA-57 FMC interfaces support additional I/O and processing cards. The S56X also features an ARM Cortex-A8 control processor for control plane interface and processing, extensive on-board memory, and I/O interfaces including GigE, SerDes, LVDS, JTAG, and RS-232.
An S56X rear transition module is included to provide convenient rear panel I/O access, including 8 QSFP connectors for high-speed serial access, along with SFP, PCIe, GigE, SATA, JTAG, and LVDS. A debug breakout board also provides front-panel access via USB, JTAG, RS-232, and Ethernet
The development system includes two VITA-57 FMCs for high bandwidth data transfer to and from the FPGAs on the S56X board. An ADC FMC provides 1, 2, or 4 8-bit A/D channels at up to 5 GSPS, directly to one of the S56X FPGAs. A DAC FMC provides 2 14-bit D/A channels at 5.6 GSPS, directly to the second FPGA on the S56X.
The development system includes a 19” rackmount enclosure with a VITA 46/65 compliant single-slot VPX backplane, featuring high-speed multi-gig connectors J0-J6. The 2U high chassis accommodates one 6U x 160 mm board and includes a 250W Power-One power supply. It provides integrated cooling with two 12 VDC fans and side-to-side airflow, and includes an advanced EMI shielding package.
EW & Radar Development System Specifications
19” 2U rackmount
Single-slot VITA 46.1 backplane
Two Altera Stratix V GX or GS FPGAs implementing BittWare ATLANTiS FrameWork
48 multi-gigabit transceivers
Additional I/O: LVDS, GigE, 10/100 Ethernet, RS-232, JTAG
High-speed A/D: 1, 2, or 4 channels 8-bit, up to 5 GSPS
High-speed D/A: 2 channels 14-bit, up to 5.6 GSPS
Optional rear transition module with 8 QSFP, 2 SFP, 2 RJ-45, JTAG, PCIe x1, SATA, and Ref Clk input
Optional debug I/O breakout board with USB, JTAG, RS-232, and Ethernet access
BittWorks II Toolkit providing host, command, and debug tools for BittWare hardware
ATLANTiS FrameWork FPGA framework for Altera Stratix V FPGAs
EW & Radar Development System Availability
BittWare’s EW & Radar Development System is currently shipping and available today.
For 25 years, BittWare has designed and deployed high-end signal processing board-level solutions that significantly reduce technology risk and time-to revenue for our OEM customers. Our solutions are exclusively based on the latest FPGA technology from Altera and industry-standard COTS form factors including PCIe, VPX / OpenVPX, AMC, XMC and FMC (VITA 57). When power and space-constrained challenges make it difficult to use industry-standard boards, BittWare can provide modified solutions, and/or licensed designs for applications in the military/aerospace, financial, communications/networking and high performance computing markets. For more information on BittWare and its innovative FPGA COTS solutions, visit http://www.bittware.com.
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