Project Description


Xilinx Virtex®-6 3U VPX board with FMC site ,The IC-FEP-VPX3b is a VPX board, the first of our Front End Processing family based on a Xilinx Virtex®-6 FPGA, offering highest performances with low power consumption. Designed for applications requiring a very high level of computing power in a compact 3U form factor, the IC-FEP-VPX3b board mixes the fl exibility of a Virtex-6 FPGA with the VPX high bandwith serial interfaces. A FMC mezzanine site enlarges the adaptability of the board to connect ADC, DAC, general IOs, video, sFPDP or additionnal FPGA FMC modules. As part of our 3U VPX range, the IC-FEP-VPX3b, associated with our Intel® or Freescale SBCs and our XMC carrier supporting IOs boards, provides the ideal platform for radar, sonar, electronic warfare and other digital signal processing applications.

Main Features:

Processing Unit

  • Xilinx virtex-6 XC6VSX315T (or XC6VLX195T)
  • Two banks of DDR3-800 : 40-bit wide, 1.25 GBytes each
  • Optional pipelined NoBlocking SRAM : 18-bit wide / 9 MBytes
  • flash :
    • one NOR Flash eeprom (128 MBytes)
    • one SPI flash (16 MBytes)
  • Spartan®-6 LX-25T (control Node)

VPX Interfaces

  • Four 4-lanes Fabric ports (on P1)
    • 4 GTX x4 channel (Fat Pipes A, B, C & D)
  • (one lane of Fat Pipe D can be used to feed the
  • Spartan-6)
  • General purpose IOs (on P2)
    • 16 differential pairs (from FPGA)
    • 16 differential pairs (from FMC IOs connector)
  • GPIOs user-defined on P1

FMC interfaces

  • 1 GTX x4 link
  • 80 Differential pairs
  • 4 reference clocks


  • PIC μ-controller for System Management (per VITA 46.11)
  • 4 leds
  • 4 switches