OpenVPX module features user-programmable FPGA

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.