New Abaco Systems FPGA-based embedded computing board for EW, radar, and digital beamforming

Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the VP889 high-performance field-programmable gate array (FPGA) embedded computing board for electronic warfare (EW); radar and sonar processing; satellite communications systems, multi-channel digital transmission and reception; and advanced digital beamforming.

The VP889 has the latest Xilinx Ultrascale+ FPGA and Zynq Ultrascale+ technology for advanced security, and is a form, fit, and function upgrade for the Abaco VP881.

Next-generation signal processing systems require bandwidth, low-power processing capability, and small size on an open COTS platform. With FMC+, customers have as much as 300 gigabits per second digital serial bandwidth to and from modular I/O devices.

 Integration is simplified, and time to market reduced, via the VP889's Board Support Package which enables engineers to get started quickly and focus on their value added and proprietary IP rather than hardware implementation details.

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The embedded Zynq ARM Processor included on the VP889 eliminates the need for a single-board computer in many systems, reducing system size, cost, and power consumption.

Configurable serial interface options, as well as a variety of FPGA densities to choose from, provides customers with the flexibility to select the device size and family that best fits their application technical and cost requirements without the expense associated with custom board development.

The FMC+ site supports all Abaco FMC cards as well as third-party solutions that comply with VITA 57. The VP889 can be populated with I/O capable of greater than 5 gigasamples per second data rate or modules with as many as 16 channels per card. The flexibility of FMC gives customers the ability to address several system parameters from wide-band low-latency to multi-channel coherent systems.