Modern radar systems use a wide range of specialised, complex algorithms which require high speed I/O to the sensors and efficient, flexible processing. DSPs and FPGAs are very well suited to this task. To cope with an increasing rate of change, modular, open standards COTS technologies provide a valuable choice with shorter cycles.
Most CommAgility hardware products combine DSP and FPGA processing on the same card, along with high speed I/O such as Serial RapidIO or PCI Express. Products such as CommAgility’s VPX-D16A4 board provide a flexible, rugged and powerful platform for military signal processing deployments including radar systems. If a rugged deployment is not required, products such as AMC-V7-2C6678 and AMC-4C6678 provide compact, high performance DSP and FPGA processing in a MicroTCA system.