Turn-key signal interface for radar, communications, or general data acquisition applications

The Pentek 5973 and other products were introduced at Embedded Tech Trends 2014.

Pentek announced the first members of its Flexor line of FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) carriers and FMC modules, at the Embedded Tech Trends conference today.

The products announced are:

  • Model 5973 3U VPX FMC carrier with a Virtex-7 FPGA
  • Model 3312 multichannel, high speed data converter FMC

Suitable for radar, communications, or general data acquisition applications, the Flexor Model 5973 delivers new levels of I/O performance by incorporating the emerging VITA 66.4 standard for half size MT optical interconnect, providing 12 optical duplex lanes to the backplane. With the installation of a serial protocol, the VITA-66.4 interface enables gigabit backplane communications between boards independent of the PCIe interface. Both the carrier and the FMC are designed for:

  • Air-cooled
  • Conduction-cooled
  • Rugged military environments

Eliminating the integration effort typically left for the user when integrating FMC and carrier, the Flexor Model 3312 FMC surpasses the speed and density of previous products with four 250 MHz 16-bit A/Ds and two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As. Its high pin-count FMC connector matches the new Virtex-7 FPGA carrier, boosting performance levels and adding flexibility.

More info: Pentek, Release and data sheets