A highly integrated VPX module based on TI’s TCI6636 and TMS320C6678 DSP SoCs plus a large Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA.
The VPX-D16A4-PCIE is an extremely high performance ARM, DSP and FPGA based processing module.
It is ideal for applications such as software radio, imaging or radar in a range of harsh field deployment environments.
The VPX-D16A4-PCIE variant, described here, provides a high speed Gen2 PCI Express (PCIe) interface instead of the standard RapidIO backplane connectivity, making it suitable for deployments where it interfaces with other boards based around Intel processors.
The module’s main processor is the TCI6638 KeyStone II DSP/ARM SoC. It includes eight C66x+ DSP cores, as well as four ARM Cortex™-A15 cores for higher layer processing. The module also has one TMS320C6678 octal C66x core DSP. All processors are closely coupled via TI’s Hyperlink interface and the Ethernet infrastructure of the card. There is also a large Kintex-7 FPGA for additional co-processing.