WILDSTAR SAF1 Small Form Factor Module – WSSAF1

Integrating the Intel Altera Agilex 9 MCP1 Direct RF-Series FPGA, the WILDSTAR SAF1 Small Form Factor Module is a SWaP-optimized Direct RF solution that delivers high-performance processing and four channels each of 64 GSps A/D and D/A converting at 10-bit resolution.

It includes options for back-end personalization, Jetson AGX Orin™ GPU/CPU processing, and a Development Kit.

Want more ADC/DAC channels and the same Agilex 9 Direct RF capability in a 3U VPX form factor? See the WILDSTAR 3AE1 3U OpenVPX Board.

This Small Form Factor Module is readily deployed as a standalone unit for edge applications close to the sensor and in other tight envelope man-portable environments.

The SAF1 is designed to mate with modular RF and digital I/O cards and an NVIDIA GPU. See the datasheet for options.

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

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General Features

  • WMSAF1 includes one Intel Agilex Direct RF-Series AGRW014 FPGA (Other configurations also available – contact factory for part number options)
    • 1,437 Logic Elements
    • 9,020 18×19 Multipliers
    • 190 Mb Embedded Memory
    • Quad Core ARM
    • 58G PAM-4, 32G NRZ XCVR
  • WISM00 RF Card provides analog front-end personalization
  • Optional WISD00 Digital Card provides back-end personalization
  • Optional WISD11 NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin™ Module
  • Optional Development Kit

On-Board Features

  • 32G Bytes eMMC NAND Drive
  • 10 GBase-T Ethernet
  • One GBase-T Ethernet
  • On-Board PLL/VCO Sample Clock
  • Internal or External Reference Clock
  • Two RS232 UARTs
  • Eight Expansion GPIO (LVCMOS)
  • One RS422 GPIO Port
  • JTAG Port


  • ADC
    • Channels: 4
    • Sample Rate: 64GSps
    • Resolution: 10 bit
  • DAC
    • Channels: 4
    • Sample Rate: 64GSps
    • Resolution: 10 bit

Optional WISD00 Digital Card

  • Back-end personalization
  • Optical or copper connections

Optional WISD11 NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Industrial Module

  • 2048-core NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU with 64 Tensor Cores
  • 1.2GHz GPU Max Frequency
  • 248 TOPS

Optional Development Kit

  • Desktop Air-Cooled Test Fixture
    • For WMSAF1 + WISM00 ASSEMBLY (WTSAF1-01)
    • For WMSAF1 + WISM00 + WISD00 ASSEMBLY (WTSAF1-02)
  • Adapter Card (WAR004-B)
  • Platform Cable – WSSAF1 to WAR004-B (RH0001-90)
  • Power Cable (RH0001-91)
  • GPIO Cable
    • 37 Pin (RH0001-92)
    • 69 Pin (RH0001-93)
  • Optical Cables – 2x 12f MT M to MPO M (RH0001-94)

Mechanical and Environmental

  • Available with 85°C ambient air temperature or card edge support and -55°C power-on
  • Available with -55°C to 105°C storage temperature

Application Development

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

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