Annapolis Micro Systems Introduces Highest Throughput FPGA Boards on COTS Market

Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, announced today the debut of three new high-performance FPGA boards for advanced digital signal processing.

Two of the boards feature Xilinx Kintex® Ultrascale™ XCKU115 FPGAs with High Speed Serial connections performing up to 16.3 Gbps. These rugged OpenVPX 6U boards are optimized for applications where the highest number of multipliers is required.

The third board features dual Altera Arria 10® GX900, GX1150, GT1150 FPGAs with High Speed Serial connections performing up to 15 Gbps. This rugged OpenVPX 6U board is optimized for applications where the most logic is required.

All three boards feature an on-board dual ARM Cortex-A9 Processor running up to 766 or 925 MHz, which can be used for hosting the FPGAs and local CPU processing requirements.

Higher throughput is guaranteed by one or two WILD™ FMC+ (WFMC+™) next generation I/O sites. WFMC+ is based on the FMC/FMC+ specification, allowing industry-standard FMC and FMC+ mezzanine cards to plug into the FPGA base boards. However, it is also a superset of FMC+, supporting more HSS and LVDS than standard FMC+. WFMC+ supports 32 HSS and 100 LVDS as opposed to only 24 HSS and 80 LVDS for FMC+. This provides the ability to support higher density ADC and DAC solutions, as well as I/O card stacking.

“There is nothing else on the market that provides the combination of speed, throughput, and ruggedness that these boards deliver, while still maintaining COTS vendor-neutral interoperability,” said Noah Donaldson, Annapolis Micro Systems VP of Product Development. “We are already taking orders and have delivered some of these boards to our Radar, Electronic Warfare, and Signal Intelligence customers.”

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