Alpha Data Releases Xilinx Virtex-7 Based FPGA Card for OpenVPX Systems

Ideal for rugged embedded computing applications, the ADM-VPX3-7V2 from Alpha Data is designed to support the world's largest FPGA (V2000T), PCIe Gen3, VITA57 FMC I/O, full industrial ruggedization, along with the widely respected Alpha Data software development kit and technical support.

Alpha Data\'s high-performance reconfigurable, 3U OpenVPX format based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 range of Platform FPGAs
Alpha Data\'s high-performance reconfigurable, 3U format based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 range of Platform FPGAs

Alpha Data is proud to announce the release of a new line of VPX products, featuring the ADM-VPX3-7V2, a high-performance reconfigurable, 3U OpenVPX format based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 range of Platform FPGAs.

3U VPX cards offer an ultra-rugged and compact form factor loaded with IO that can operate at 10Gbps+. Most importantly, VPX utilizes a standardized control and data flow architecture supported by vendors around the world letting the designer utilize every square inch of the latest, the largest FPGAs on the market.

Combining the performance, ease-of-use, and reliability of the 7V2 with OpenVPX interoperability, system integrators will find they can create compact, cost effective, ultra-rugged solutions, for a plethora of challenging applications. Alpha Data’s COTS VPX boards are ready to design, develop, and deploy.

The ADM-VPX3-7V2 features include a built-in PCI Express Gen2 interface with DMA, optional PCIe Gen3 interface to the user , external memory, high density I/O using a 57 high Pin Count FMC interface, Gigabit Ethernet Interface, system monitoring, and flash boot facilities. A Rear Transition Module (RTM) is also available to accelerate development by providing monitor and control access to all rear (backplane) IO signals.

In addition to the ADM-VPX3-7V2, Alpha Data offers three ready-made VPX solutions that are two-part assemblies comprised of a 3U VPX carrier card and a modular XMC FPGA mezzanine card. The ADA-VPX3-7V1, the ADA-VPX3-7K1, and the ADA-VPX3-6T1 feature XRM front IO adapters, two mSATA sites and 1000Base-x ehternet. For more information on Alpha Data’s VPX assemblies please see

“VPX is the future of rugged embedded computing; these switched serial systems unleash the incredible bandwidth of the latest generation Virtex-7 FPGAs. Alpha Data’s lineup of OpenVPX products allows engineers to quickly design new applications using off-the-shelf hardware and deploy on the same hardware with full ruggedized support.” Adam Smith, CEO.

Alpha Data’s VPX products are competitively priced and available to order immediately. Each product ships with a comprehensive Software Development Kit (SDK), including example designs and software drivers. The ADM-VPX3-7V2 board is also available in a cost reduced form without a separate Bridge FPGA for high-volume production orders.

Further product details and ordering options for the ADM-VPX3-7V2 and other VPX products are available at:[...]

Established in 1993, Alpha Data is a world leader in embedded FPGA platforms and systems. The company supplies essential hardware and development tools to OEMs developing innovative systems for defense, communications, , instrumentation and life sciences applications. Its products and services provide an integrated framework from prototype-to-production and support a variety of protocols and standards, including VPX, XMC, AMC, /PMC-X, VME/VXS, , PCI/PCI-X, PCI Express, FMC and the proprietary XRM I/O adapter format.

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