Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, has developed the first SOSA™-aligned 100Gb Ethernet RFSoC board that combines analog and digital capability in a single 3U OpenVPX slot. Formerly, these operations would require two or more boards to accomplish.
The WILDSTAR™ 3XR2 3U OpenVPX FPGA Processor incorporates an innovative full-length coax-connected Analog Interface Mezzanine Site. This site can be populated in one of three ways:
- With a direct RF digitization mezzanine
- With simple analog circuitry (filtering, amplification, etc.)
- With a 3rd party or customer-supplied analog tuner to allow for digitization of higher frequency signals
Annapolis has defined and standardized this interface between analog and digital cards so that customers can deploy best-in-class RF and digitization/processing capability in a single 3U VPX slot.
Combining filtering and tuning with digitizing and processing delivers much lower SWaP-C than separate single-function modules, while maintaining the ability to upgrade either capability separately.
“We call this breakthrough capability a ‘Personalization Module’ because it allows for the customer to customize the module to focus on their particular frequency bands of interest,” said Noah Donaldson, Annapolis Micro Systems Chief Technology Officer.
Data is driven to two powerful Gen 3 Xilinx UltraScale+™ RFSoC FPGAs (XCZU43DR and other P/Ns on request). These chips feature eight channels each of A/D & D/A converting, with an ADC sample rate of 0.5–5.0+GSps and resolution of 14 bits, and a DAC sample rate of 0.5–10.0+GSps and resolution of 14 bits.
The option for VITA 67 backplane RF connectivity is included.
The rugged 3XR2 supports wide temperature ranges via air (VITA 48.1), conduction (VITA 48.2), or air-flow-through (VITA 48.8) cooling. Min/max operating temperatures are -55˚C/85˚C; min/max storage temperatures are -65˚C/105˚C.
Annapolis maintains a full WILD100™ EcoSystem of 100GbE products that are SOSA-aligned and proven in the field.
The following 3U OpenVPX products are optimized to operate in any 3U VPX WILD100 System, or are readily integrated into a 3rd party SOSA-aligned 3U VPX system.
- 3U Baseboard: Four WILDSTAR Baseboards
- 3U Storage: WILDSTAR 3SN0 Storage
- 3U Switch: WILDSTAR 3E10 Switch
- 3U Chassis: Three WILD100 Chassis & Backplanes
The following 6U OpenVPX products are optimized to operate in any 6U VPX WILD100 System, or are readily integrated into a 3rd party SOSA-aligned 6U VPX system.
- 6U Baseboard: Two WILDSTAR Baseboards
- 6U Storage: WILDSTAR 6SN0 Storage
- 6U Switch: WILDSTAR 6E10 Switch
- 6U Chassis: WILD100 16-Slot Chassis & Backplane
Annapolis’ powerful BSP options include 40/100GbE IP and both VxWorks 7 and Linux support.
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.