Pentek Adds 3U VPX Software Radio Board to Jade FPGA Family with Backplane Optical and RF I/O

*Three 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds with three programmable multiband DDCs *OpenVPX Compliant Optical & RF I/O to VPX Backplane *Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA offers price, power and processing performance advantages *Navigator Design
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UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. - Oct. 15, 2019 - PRLog -- Pentek, Inc., today introduced the newest member of the Jade family of high-performance 3U VPX boards. The Model 54821 is based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA and features three 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds with three programmable multiband digital downconverters (DDCs) and one digital upconverter (DUC) with two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As. The Model 54821 is the latest addition to the Pentek 3U VPX architecture with the advanced wideband I/O options afforded by OpenVPX.

"Our customers are eagerly adopting the new optical and RF I/O standards for VPX," said Robert Sgandurra, director of Product Management. "Over half of new product orders require optical or RF I/O per these standards for high-performance I/O that perfectly match our product capabilities."

The Model 54821 takes advantage of these VPX I/O options for RF and optical interconnects through the VPX backplane:

• Option -109: Optical connections based on VITA 66.5 (draft), containing blind-mate MT optical connectors with fixed contacts on the plug-in module and floating displacement on the backplane.
• Option -111: RF connections based on ANSI/VITA 67.2, containing multi-position blind-mate analog connectors with SMPM contacts.
• Option -112: RF connections based on ANSI/VITA 67.3 type C, containing multi-position blind mate analog connectors with SMPM contacts, spring-loaded on the backplane allowing more movement and larger diameter cables for better performance.

This new 3U VPX architecture further expands the options for custom I/O by offering 20 pairs of LVDS connectivity and one 8X gigabit link for serial protocols. Future options for higher density optical and RF connectors are planned as the supporting standards become available.

Pricing and Availability

For the latest pricing and availability information, please contact John Eklund by phone at (201) 818-5900.

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For access to the full release and data sheets, please visit: https://www.pentek.com/whatsnew/viewrelease.cfm?index=246

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