4DSP Expands its Line of Industry-Leading Virtex-7 VPX Boards

March 26, 2014

VP788 – 3U VPX Virtex™ 7 with 8 A/D 250Msps and VP796 – 3U VPX Virtex™ 7 with 16 A/D 125Msps

Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

4DSP today announced the release of the new VP788 and VP796 FPGA Mezzanine Cards, two 3U VPX form factor modules with advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) capabilities. The VP788 and VP796 are high-performance, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) cards designed for a variety of applications, including beamforming, RADAR, satellite communications, and Software Defined Radio.

Built around the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA, the VP788 features eight 16-bit A/D channels running up to 250Msps each, while the VP796 features sixteen 14-bit A/D channels running up to 125Msps each. These designs provide the largest channel count in this frequency range and the most available onboard memory for real-time buffering of large data vectors. With the option to be conduction-cooled, both cards feature 10GBytes of onboard DDR3 SDRAM that is tightly-coupled to the FPGA. The cards also have the ability to synchronize analog signal sampling, making them excellent choices for large channel count data acquisition and beamforming applications.

“4DSP’s enhanced VPX/OpenVPX™ ecosystem with backplanes, high-performance FPGA carriers, the largest selection of FMC/XMC mezzanine cards, plus IP and firmware development tools offers an integrated systems approach for the development and fielding of complex military and industrial applications,” said Mike Pochkowski, Director of Marketing and Business Development at 4DSP in Austin. “The coupling of VPX and FMC cards offers cost effectiveness, code reuse, performance and reduced time to market advantages,” he added.

“Two of VITA’s most popular specifications, VPX and FMC, have become powerful and complimentary enablers for developing rugged embedded computing platforms,” said Jerry Gipper, executive director for VITA. “Both specifications were developed with high performance and rugged systems in mind and both have large and growing ecosystems of product suppliers that are delivering impressive products to application developers.”

The VP788 and VP796 are both designed for applications including software define radios (SDRs), RADAR/SONAR imaging, satellite communication systems, event processing, RADAR/radio jamming, JPEG2000 video image processing, baseband communication transceivers, multichannel digital receivers, FFT processing, and analog/digital signal processing can benefit from the performance of the Virtex-7 and the I/O flexibility of the VITA 46 compliant FMC site.

VP788 Features:

  •     Virtex-7 XC7VX690T, XC7VX980T, XC7VX1140T
  •     Eight 16-bit A/D channels – Texas Instruments ADS42LB69
  •     On board VCXO and clock distribution
  •     External clock and trigger
  •     10GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM
  •     VPX VITA 46 Compliant
  •     UART over USB

VP796 Features:

  •     Virtex-7 XC7VX690T, XC7VX980T, XC7VX1140T
  •     Sixteen 14-bit A/D channels – Linear Technologies 2175-14
  •     On board VCXO and clock distribution
  •     External clock input and output
  •     External trigger input and output
  •     SMA breakout cable
  •     10GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM
  •     VPX VITA 46 Compliant
  •     UART over USB

A full suite of tools is available to support both the FM788 and FM796:

  •     Stellar IP – firmware design tool with automated code and bitstream generation
  •     Board control and monitoring tools
  •     Flash programming utility
  •     Confidence tests
  •     Host side API
  •     Software program example
  •     Xilinx ISE project
  •     Test firmware and VHDL source code
  •     Drivers for Windows, Linux, VxWorks

More details about these products can be found on the following pages:



Sales Contacts:

USA / International

Mike Pochkowski

Tel: +1 (775) 233-5784

Fax: +1 (775) 473-9928


4DSP LLC, 1210 San Antonio Street, Suite 801, Austin, TX 78701, USA


Erik Barhorst

Tel: +31-172-782-190

Fax: +31-172-891-261


4DSP BV, Ondernemingsweg 66f, 2404HN, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

About 4DSP LLC

4DSP is an innovative company specializing in compact, low-power, and low-weight FPGA-based signal and image processing systems. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in the Netherlands, 4DSP develops reconfigurable computers of advanced architecture that offer maximum flexibility and scalability. 4DSP's hardware platforms deliver unmatched performance for advanced digital signal processing (DSP) in embedded computing applications. More information about 4DSP can be found at http://www.4dsp.com.

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