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Integrating FPGAs into any system can be challenging: from ensuring your boards will meet performance needs in the most rugged conditions to creating a basic framework that will last despite growing radar system, EW & SIGINT application needs. Taking advantage of tested and proven resources can help you speed development and guarantee your boards are ready for anything.

The combination of enormous processing density and I/O flexibility makes the CHAMP-FX4 6U OpenVPX Virtex 7 FPGA Processor card an ideal choice for many commercial or rugged high performance embedded computing applications, including radar and signal intelligence, image or network processing, and for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, providing more than twice the performance of the previous generations of FPGA products.

The CHAMP-FX4 is the flagship 6U product in Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions' family of user-programmable AMD Virtex 7 FPGA-based computing products, designed to meet the needs of challenging embedded high-performance digital signal and image processing applications. Curtiss-Wright's 4th generation 6U FPGA card, the CHAMP-FX4 combines the dense processing resources of three large AMD Virtex-7 FPGAs with over 12 GB of memory resources, all on a rugged 6U OpenVPX (VITA 65) form factor module.

Using the CHAMP-FX4 with Curtiss-Wright's signal acquisition FMC cards such as the FMC-516/FMC-518 provides a complete digital receiver solution. With no onboard FPGA, FMCs are a low-power mezzanine option and can better handle extreme rugged conditions. With the flexibility of the FMC interface, alternate front ends can be accommodated by using different FMC modules.

The CHAMP-FX4 also incorporates advanced materials and techniques to maximize performance within rugged environments. Furthermore, Curtiss-Wright has characterization data for the FX4 for systems integrators to show how to best optimize the system-level thermal solution.

Key Features

  • Three user-programmable AMD Virtex 7 FPGAs (585T or X690T), each with:
    • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM in two 64-bit banks
    • 36 MB QDRII+ SRAM in two 36-bit banks
  • Two FMC interfaces with 80 differential signal pairs or up to x8 SERDES
  • Onboard PCIe Gen3 switch
  • Onboard SRIO Gen2 switch
  • AMD ZYNQ FPGA with Dual ARM Cortex A9 processor
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
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