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4DSP Delivers Complete Data Acquisition, Signal Processing and Storage Solution in the XMC Form Factor

July 3, 2014

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 03, 2014

4DSP's new FM788 is a FPGA-based COTS card designed to deliver unparalleled performance for a variety of applications, including beamforming, direction finding, RADAR, and satellite communications. This XMC module is based on Xilinx's Virtex-7 and features eight 16-bit A/D channels running up to 250Msps each. Its design provides the largest channel count in this frequency range and the most available onboard memory for real-time buffering of large data vectors. With four 10Gbps optical transceivers, the FM788 can be directly connected to a remote storage system without any CPU involvement.

"This approach of offering a way to digitize multiple analog channels, perform signal processing using the Virtex-7 and offload data to a storage system using optical connections on a single card overcomes the inherent limitations of bussed architectures," said Pierrick Vulliez. "The FM788 provides predictable performance in a small form factor and reduces overall system power consumption."

With the option to be conduction-cooled, the FM788 features 10GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM that is tightly coupled to the FPGA. The card also has the ability to synchronize signal sampling, making it an excellent choice for large channel count data acquisition.


Virtex-7 XC7VX485T, XC7VX980T, XC7VX690T, XC7VX1140T

Eight-channel 16-bit 250MSPS A/D conversion

Available as air-cooled and conduction-cooled. Heat sink available for air-cooled applications

XMC form factor

Coaxial front panel inputs on SSMC connectors

Single-ended, AC- or DC-coupled analog input

4x 10Gbps transceivers

Flexible clock tree with onboard or external clock

Trigger/Sync input

PCIe controller: 4- and 8-lane

XMC to PCIe adapter available. Please contact for more information.

1Gbit FPGA configuration onboard Flash

128Mbit user-defined Flash ROM Firmware/Software Support:

Stellar IP available for this product. A simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation

Board Support Package (BSP)

Data analyzer

Board control and monitoring tools

Flash programming utility

Confidence tests

Host side API

Software program example

Xilinx ISE projects for both FPGA

Test firmware and VHDL source code

Drivers for Windows, Linux and VxWorks Applications:


Direction Finding

Software Defined Radio (SDR)


Satellite communication systems

JPEG2000 Video Image Processors

Baseband Communication Transceivers

Multi-Channel digital receivers

Up to 64M-point floating-point FFT processing

Event Processor & Recorder

More details about this product can be found on the following page:


Sales Contacts:

USA / International

Michael Brown

Tel: +1 (800) 816-1751

Fax: +1 (775) 473-9928


4DSP LLC, 1210 San Antonio Street, Suite 801, Austin, TX 78701, USA


Erik Barhorst

Tel: +31-172-782-190

Fax: +31-172-891-261


4DSP BV, Ondernemingsweg 66f, 2404HN, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

About 4DSP LLC

4DSP is an innovative company specializing in compact, low-power, and low-weight FPGA-based signal and image processing systems. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in the Netherlands, 4DSP develops reconfigurable computers of advanced architecture that offer maximum flexibility and scalability. 4DSP's hardware platforms deliver unmatched performance for advanced digital signal processing (DSP) in embedded computing applications. More information about 4DSP can be found at

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