CES820 - SWaP Embedded System

For a ruggedized version of this system please refer to the CESCC820

  • Description

      The CES820 (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. With Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) in mind, the CES820 features a low-power x86 CPU tightly coupled to a high-performance Kintex UltraScale FPGA and an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC - VITA 57.1). The UltraScale FPGA provides a flexible and powerful processing backbone for interfacing to the FMC site, CPU, and DDR3 SDRAM, with plenty of room left over for high-performance Digital Signal Processing needs.


      The system is ideal for development and prototyping purposes, and it can serve as a customizable standalone lab instrument or a deployed embedded solution for applications such as UAVs. FMCs can be chosen from 4DSP's extensive portfolio or from a third-party vendor. The seemingly modest CES820 provides high-performance embedded processing and computing with flexible IO in a compact footprint for applications where Size, Weight and Power are the primary concerns.


      The CES820 can be ordered with Windows 7 or Debian Linux. Embedded operating system options are available. Contact sales@4dsp.com for more details.


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  • System IO
      HDMI
      USB
      eSATA
      1Gb Ethernet
      FMC HPC site (see the 4DSP FMC portal)
      JTAG
      PCIe communication between processor and FPGA
  • Processor - System controller
      Intel Atom Quad Core 1.91 GHz Processor
      2GB DDR3 SDRAM
      64GB SSD
      Windows and Linux support
  • FPGA
      Kintex UltraScale XCKU040
      4GB DDR3 SDRAM
      SDAccel support
  • Power
      DC 16V – 30V
      Optimized for battery/solar powered applications
  • Dimensions and Weight
      132 x 75 x 125 mm (WxHxD)
      0.86 Kg
  • Board Support Package
      StellarIP is available for this product. It offers a simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation.
      Board control and monitoring tools
      Flash programming utility
      Confidence tests
      Host-side API
      Software program example
      Xilinx ISE projects
      Test firmware and VHDL source code
      Drivers for Windows and Linux
      Download the BSP datasheet for more information.
  • Applications
      Beamforming
      Direction Finding
      Software Defined Radio (SDR)
      RADAR/SONAR Image Processor
      Satellite communication systems
      RADAR & Radio Jamming
      JPEG2000 Video Image Processors
      Baseband Communication Transceivers
      Multi-Channel digital receivers
      Up to 64M-point floating-point FFT processing
      Event Processor & Recorder