FPGA Boards with SMPM VITA 67.3 Connectors Deliver Superior RF Density and Speed to VPX Backplane

WILDSTAR Radial Clock Distribution Board (WP6C20) with two VITA 67.3 Connectors, circled in red.

Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, is now integrating SV Microwave’s SMPM VITA 67.3 Connectors in multiple high-performance COTS boards, for maximum RF signal density and speed to the VPX backplane.

The SV Microwave RF connectors are a dense and rugged high-speed coax solution that is aligned with the SOSA™ technical standard. They are available in 11- and 14-port modules that accept up to Ø.086” coaxial cable, with SMPM minimum pitch of .228”.

The blind mate VPX backplane connectors are available on the latest versions of these boards:

These boards are shipping now.

WILDSTAR 6XB2 6U OpenVPX Board (WB6XB2) also integrates two SV Microwave connectors.

The VITA 67.3 connectors mount side-by-side with other standard VITA connectivity, including VITA 66 optical connectors and MULTIGIG RT3 connectors, which support a remarkable 25Gbps.

“SV Microwave’s range of VITA 67.X products offers point-to-point RF connectivity from payload cards to chassis,” said Hardik Parikh, SV Microwave Business Development Manager. “To be selected as the VITA 67.3 connector supplier for such high-performing boards is very exciting for us and a strong validation of our connector products.”

“The SV Microwave connectors give us a combination of superior performance, high reliability, and VITA and SOSA standardization,” said Noah Donaldson, Annapolis Micro Systems Chief Technology Officer. “This state-of-the-art connectivity allows us to utilize the full performance capability of our new 100GbE products.”

Annapolis’ growing WILD100 EcoSystem™ is an interoperable portfolio of rugged high-performance 100GbE COTS boards and systems. Notable WILD100 products include:

Annapolis high-performance products are designed for advanced HPC, ISR, and multi-function EW applications, including phased array radar, cybersecurity network processing, DRFM, beamforming, sensor processing, wireless communication, and radar signal processing.