A 6U VPX FPGA processing board powered by two Xilinx Virtex-7 and one QorIQ T1042 e5500 quad-core processor has been introduced by Interface Concept. The IC-FEP-VPX6b is a VPX hybrid processing engine coupling latest-gen FPGAs and processors. Due to its QorIQ processor and PCIe advanced switch, the IC-FEP-VPX6b board expands the flexibility of the two Virtex-7 FPGAs and the VPX high bandwidth serial interfaces.
Two FMC sites (VITA 57.1) allow the connection of ADCs, DACs, general IOs, video, sFPDP or additional FPGA FMC modules. This combination of a high performance Freescale QorIQ processor, dual FPGAs and FMC sites makes the IC-FEP-VPX6b suitable for radar, sonar and electronic warfare applications. The processing board is available now in both in air-cooled and conduction-cooled grades.