VF360 3U OpenVPX Air-cooled FPGA & DSP Processing module
VF360 3U OpenVPX Air-cooled FPGA & DSP Processing module

Description of product

Block Diagram

Board Category: Development Kit

Components & Interface: Expansion: FMC; Industry Standard: Ethernet

End Market: Military

Technology: Cots

Board Feature: General User IO: LED

Stratix Series: Stratix V: Stratix V GX


The VF360 is a 3U OpenVPX module that leverages on Altera Stratix® V FPGA and Texas Instruments KeyStone Multicore DSP technology to provide an ultra-high bandwidth processing platform, ideally suited for computation and bandwidth intensive applications such as Radar, Networking, SIGINT, EW, SDR and Video. The onboard multicore DSP from Texas Instruments provides the flexibility to perform complex post processing functions more suited for the processor domain. High bandwidth communication between the DSP and FPGA is provided through both PCIe and Serial Rapid IO (SRIO) interfaces. The Stratix® V FPGA has two banks of dedicated DDR3 and QDRII+ memories for algorithms with high bandwidth and/or large memory size requirements. Highspeed serial interfaces to the OpenVPX data plane and the FMC site creates abundant FPGA IO throughput. The VF360 acts as an FMC carrier to provide a modular solution that accommodates a wide range of I/O requirements. The VF360 conforms to the OpenVPX standard and operates as a Payload module with System Controller capability. Both air-cooled and conduction cooled versions are available. Further flexibility is provided through build options to cater for 10 different FPGAs from Altera’s Stratix® V GX and GS device families.

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • VF360 3U OpenVPX AC module with Stratix V GXA3 FPGA & 4-core DSP Processor

Development Kit Software Contents

  • VF360 Board Support Package with Linux distribution (drivers), Sample application and Firmware Reference Design