WILDSTAR 3AE1 3U OpenVPX FPGA Processor – WB3AE1

The WILDSTAR 3AE1 FPGA Processor is 100GbE-enabled, SOSA-aligned, and it leverages the processing and A/D & D/A converting power of an Intel Agilex Direct RF-Series AGRW027 FPGA.

This is the lowest latency and highest bandwidth 64 GS/s 3U VPX solution on the market.

Want the same 64 GS/s Direct RF sampling capability in an even smaller form factor? See the WILDSTAR SAF1 Small Form Factor Module.

These SOSA-aligned Plug-In Cards (PIC) offer very high ADC/DAC sample rates that are integrated into the FPGA. The Agilex RF-Series FPGA offers eight channels each of A/D and D/A converting with sample rates of 64 GS/s at 10-bit resolution.

This board also includes a full-length coax-connected Analog Interface Mezzanine Site. This site can be populated with an Annapolis or 3rd party/customer-designed RF Card for front-end personalization (e.g. pre-filtering or analog conditioning) for applications of interest.

Annapolis’ powerful BSP options include 40/100GbE IP and Linux support.

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General Features

  • One Intel Agilex Direct RF-Series AGRW027 FPGA (Other configurations also available – contact factory for part number options)
    • 2,693 Logic Elements
    • 17,056 18×19 Multipliers
    • 287 Mb Embedded Memory
    • Quad Core ARM
    • 58G PAM-4, 32G NRZ XCVR
  • VITA 46.11/SOSA IPMC Support
  • Supports Annapolis or 3rd party/customer-designed Analog Interface Cards for front-end personalization


  • ADC
    • Channels: 8
    • Sample Rate: 64GSps
    • Resolution: 10 bit
  • DAC
    • Channels: 8
    • Sample Rate: 64GSps
    • Resolution: 10 bit
  • Backplane optical and RF support with VITA 66/67
  • HSS connections can support protocols such as 10/40/100Gb Ethernet and Aurora or user designed protocols. Some HSS interfaces also support PCIe using FPGA hard blocks.

Mechanical and Environmental

  • 3U OpenVPX (VITA 65) Compliant, 1” VITA 48.1/48.2 or 1.5” VITA 48.8 (AFT) spacing
  • Supports OpenVPX payload profile:
    • SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S1S1U1U2F1H-14.6.11-n (SOSA Primary)
  • Available with 85° C ambient air temperature or card edge support and -55° C power-on
  • Available with -65° C to 105° C storage temperature
  • Air, Air-Flow-Through or Conduction Cooled
  • Only requires +12V and +3.3VAUX from backplane
  • Developed in alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard

Application Development

  • Full Board Support Package for Fast and Easy Application Development
  • VHDL flow supports High-Level Synthesis (HLS)

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