WILDSTAR 3XR0 3U OpenVPX FPGA Processor – WB3XR0

The WILDSTAR 3XR0 FPGA Processor is 100GbE-enabled, SOSA-aligned, and it leverages the processing and A/D & D/A converting power of two Gen 3 Xilinx UltraScale+™ RFSoC FPGAs. Plus, the 3XR0 is the first from Annapolis to offer a full-length coax-connected Analog Interface Mezzanine Site. See below for the benefits of this Site.

Need the same SOSA-alignment and 100GbE capability in a 6U VPX form factor? See the WILDSTAR 6XB2 6U OpenVPX Board.

These FPGA boards are the first from Annapolis to offer an Analog Interface Mezzanine Site. This site can be populated with a direct RF digitization mezz, or a 3rd party analog superheterodyne tuner to allow digitization of 18+GHz signals. An integrated tuner delivers much lower SWaP-C than a separate standalone tuner, while maintaining the ability to upgrade the tuner and digitizer/processor separately.

In addition to two Gen 3 Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGAs, an on-board Xilinx MPSoC provides high performing yet low power self-hosting capability thanks to the power-efficient ARM cores.

For maximum flexibility, the 3XR0 can be built to support SOSA and/or VITA 65 backplane slot profiles architectures.

The 3XR0 is hot swappable, allowing for more system reliability. This feature is unique to Annapolis and was developed because our experience with OpenVPX systems has shown it invaluable so a whole chassis does not need to be shutdown to remove a single board.

Annapolis’ powerful BSP options include 40/100GbE IP and both VxWorks 7 and Linux support.

Review other OpenVPX 3U and Xilinx FPGA boards.

General Features

  • Supports 3rd party/customer-designed Analog Interface Cards for direct RF digitization or 18+GHz superhet tuning
  • Two Gen 3 Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC FPGAs (XCZU43DR). Other configurations also available – contact factory for part number options.
    • Quad-core 64-bit ARM® Cortex-A53
    • Dual-core 32-bit ARM® Cortex-R5F
    • Up to 2.8 Mb of UltraRAM Per RFSoC
    • 8GB per RFSoC
  • One Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC EV Motherboard Controller (XCZU5EV)
    • Quad-core 64-bit ARM® Cortex-A53
    • Dual-core 32-bit ARM® Cortex-R5F
    • Up to 2.2 Mb of UltraRAM
    • 4GB of DDR4 DRAM
    • Board support enabling user customization of ZYNQ+ design
    • Multiple levels of hardware and software security
  • Supports 3rd party/customer-designed Analog Interface Cards
  • VITA 46.11/SOSA IPMC Support

ADC & DAC I/O

  • ADC
    • Channels: 4 or 8
    • Max Sample Rate: 5.0GSps
    • Resolution: 14 bit
  • DAC
    • Channels: 4 or 0
    • Max Sample Rate: 10.0GSps
    • Resolution: 14 bit
  • Backplane RF support with VITA 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 or 1.5” VITA 48.8 (AFT) spacing
  • Supports OpenVPX payload profiles such as:
    • SLT3-PAY-2F1F2U1J-14.6.5-n
    • SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S1S1U1U2F1H-14.6.11-n (SOSA Primary)
    • SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S1S1U1U4F1J-14.6.13-n (SOSA Secondary)
  • 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

  • Open Project Builder Application Design Suite
    • Full Board Support Package for Fast and Easy Application Development
    • Computational, DSP and Data Flow Control Cores (FFTs, FIR, Math, etc)
    • Develop in GUI environment or create VHDL and use HDL environment
    • Built-in Debugger for Hardware in the loop Debugging
    • Supports High-Level Synthesis (HLS) Design Flow
  • VHDL BSP packages including full synthesis and simulation support
  • Communication Cores Included (10/40Gb Ethernet and AnnapMicro Protocol cores)
  • IOPE JTAG Access through RTM or Etherne
  • Board control and status monitoring can be local and/or remote (via Ethernet)

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