The CES720 (Compact Embedded System) is a standalone, small form factor embedded system designed to provide a complete and generic processing platform for data acquisition, signal processing, and communication. The system features a low-power x86 CPU tightly coupled to a high-performance Kintex-7 and FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC - VITA 57.1).
The FM788 is a FPGA-based COTS card designed to deliver unparalleled performance for a variety of applications, including beamforming, direction finding, RADAR, and satellite communications. This XMC module is based on Xilinx's Virtex-7 and features eight 16-bit A/D channels running up to 250Msps each. Its design provides the largest channel count in this frequency range and the most available onboard memory for real-time buffering of large data vectors. With four 10Gbps optical transceivers, the FM788 can be directly connected to a remote storage system without any CPU involvement.
FlexVPX provides system designers with the flexibility and performance required for the most demanding applications. The ability to interconnect 2 and 3-slot 3U VPX compliant backplanes allows for custom system configurations using COTS hardware. Backplanes are equipped with PCI Express bridges that ensure fast and high-throughput for point-to-point communication between different elements in the system. FlexVPX relies on OpenVPX (VITA 65) which enables the interoperability of products from different vendors.
The PC760 is a high-performance, half-size PCI Express card with I/O capabilities designed to address advanced data acquisition and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) requirements. The card is an adaptation of 4DSP's widely adopted PC720 Kintex-7 FPGA carrier card with 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM. The PC760 is an excellent choice for high-performance applications such as software defined radio that require large band analog signal digitization or generation through the use of accelerated frequency-domain algorithms.