6U VPX — DSP Board

Cornet NPL TI 6678_2Q20XX, 6U VPX Dual 6678 DSP board with TMS320C6678 (Multi-core Fixed and floating point Digital signal Processor) is based on TI’s keystone Multi-core architecture. The TI processors are integrated with eight C66X Core Pac DSPs, each core running at 1.25 GHz and capable of going up to 10 GHz. The high performance signal processing board is extremely useful in mission critical, image processing, data processing and digital signal processing applications. Cornet’s 6U VPX DSP board has two TMS320C6678 Multicore DSPs, 1GB of DDR3 64 bit Memory, Lane switch, a Xilinx Spartran 6 FPGA and an IDT Serial Rapid IO Gen 2 switch to achieve the highest possible performance in a 6U VPX form factor. The high speed connection to the host is assured through the PCIe and Rapid IO switches connected between the two DSPs for the fastest possible data transfers. A hyperlink chip to chip interconnect interface has been implemented enabling the on-chip Navigator to transparently transact the tasks between the DSPs.

A Freescale Dual core QorIQ processor adds to the performance by providing communication interfaces to the external environment. It also provides functionalities like Temperature monitoring, RTC, USB, Ethernet interface to name but a few. Besides, the FPGA also directly handles 16 pairs of GPIO’s, ADC/DAC interfaces and status LEDS. The IO’s terminated at the VPX backplane are accessed through the Rear Transition Module (RTM) as per VITA 46.1.


Product Specifications

Computing Processor
Texas Instruments TMS320 C6678 Multicore DSP - 2 Nos.
Communication Processor
Freescale Dual core QorIQ Processor
DDR3 SDRAM 1GB on Each DSP and QorIQ
32MB NOR Flash on Each DSP and 128MB on QorIQ.
128 MB NAND Flash on Each DSP
Serial Port
RS 232
Xilinx Spartan 6
Ethernet Switch
Marvell 8-port ethernet switch- 2 Nos
PCLe Switch
IDT 8-port generation 2 PCIe switch
Boot Flash
NAND & NOR flash for DSP
NOR flash for QorIQ
+ 5V and +12V from VPX backplane
Back panel
Six Ethernet Port – RJ45 connector
Two USB Host Ports, PMC 64 I/O’s
20 Differential XMC I/O’s and 16 Differential FPGA I/O’s
Front panel
RS232 Serial Port – DB9 male type connector
Three Ethernet Port – RJ45 connector
233.35mm x 160mm x 20mm
Operating Temp
-10°C to +55°C

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