It’s all about customization, OpenVPX module features user-programmable FPGA

Customization of hardware is a key advantage when building intelligent computing platforms. Creative Electronic Systems SA (CES) has announced the FIOV-2310, a 3U OpenVPX module with a Xilinx Kintex-7 325T/410T user-programmable FPGA at its core. The FIOV-2310 allows the flexible configura...

Customization of hardware is a key advantage when building intelligent computing platforms. Creative Electronic Systems SA (CES) has announced the FIOV-2310, a 3U OpenVPX module with a Xilinx Kintex-7 325T/410T user-programmable FPGA at its core. The FIOV-2310 allows the flexible configuration of the high-speed links between the FMC connector and various VPX backplane profiles, making it suitable for the most demanding and complex applications. “The FIOV-2310 is all about customization, from the Kintex-7 FPGA to the addition of FMC I/O modules, everything is programmable by the user,” stated Hervé Garchette, CEO of CES. The Kintex-7 FPGA makes it possible to program the backplane interconnects to any of the popular serial fabric protocols: PCI Express, SRIO, SFPDP, and Ethernet (up to 10 GbE). ——————-Embedded Computing Award Text, June 2013 A new 3U OpenVPX module from Creative Electronic Systems incorporates an FPGA enabling significant performance and I/O customization by the user. The FIOV-2310 allows the flexible configuration of the high-speed links between the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) connector and various VPX backplane profiles, making it suitable for a variety of complex applications. PCI Express support is built-in, while the internal Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA makes it possible to program the backplane interconnect to any of the popular serial fabric protocols including Serial RapidIO, Serial Front Panel Data Port (SFPDP), and 10 GbE. Onboard clock generators are also provided for precision timing applications, while clock inputs and outputs are available for external synchronization and to improve signal integrity. The FIOV-2310 module has options for both air-cooled and conduction-cooled operating environments. Software support packages are available for INTEGRITY, Linux, and VxWorks operating systems.