AV125

Wideband Radar Transceiver
EW-ECM - DRFM

3U VPX
Kintex UltraScale FPGA
12 bit 5.4 Gsps ADC - DAC
Conduction or Air-Cooled

AV125 - Wideband Radar TransceiverEW-ECM - DRFM - Apissys

 

Applications

  • Electronic Warfare – Electronic Attack
  • DRFM
  • Radar Transmitter / Receiver
  • Radar Target Simulator
  • Wideband Communication

Features

  • 1 channel 5.4 Gsps 12-bit ADC
  • 1 channel 5.4 Gsps 12-bit DAC
  • One Ultra Low jitter clock synthesizer
  • External or internal sampling clock
  • External and internal sampling clock reference
  • External trigger input and output
  • User programmable Xilinx® Kintex® Ultrascale™ KU115 FPGA
  • 800 MHz 2x 256M64 DDR3 SDRAM
  • 3U OpenVPX standard compliant
  • Air cooled and Conduction cooled rugged versions
     

The AV125 is part of ApisSys’ range of High Speed data conversion and signal processing solutions based on the VITA 46, VPX standard.

The AV125 is fully compliant with OpenVPX standard, accommodating various communication protocols such as PCIe, SRIO, 1 Gbit and XAUI 10 Gbit Ethernet, as well as non OpenVPX adopted standard such as Aurora.

The AV125 combines one channel 12-bit 5.4 Gsps ADC and one channel 12-bit 5.4 Gsps DAC with ultra-high processing power delivered by Xilinx® Kintex® Ultrascale™ FPGA, making it ideally suited for embedded signal processing applications such as Electronic Warfare, Wideband Radar Transmit-ter/Receivers or Wideband Communication applications.

The AV125 features an internal ultra-low jitter reference and one clock synthesizers and can be used with either external clock or external reference for higher flexibility.

 

The AV125 includes one Xilinx® Kintex® Ultrascale™ KU115 FPGA for an impressive processing capability of more than 7 TMACs (Multiply Accumulate per second), two high speed 256M64 DDR3 SDRAM memory for data processing and two 1 Gb synchronous FLASH memory for multiple firmware storage.

The AV125 provides a USB 2.0 interface and a 10/100 Ethernet interface intended to be used for system monitoring and supervision.

The AV125 comes with complete software drivers for Windows and Linux. An FPGA Development Kit is provided including all necessary cores to build user FPGA application.

     

12-bit 5.4 Gsps Analog-Digital Converter

The AV125 Analog to Digital conversion is performed by one e2v EV12AS350 12-bit 5.4 Gsps ADC.
The AV125 provides one front panel SMPM connector for analog input.
Single ended input signal is AC coupled with an input bandwidth from 1 MHz to more than 5.5 GHz with 8.5 dBm input level.

12-bit 5.4 Gsps Digital-Analog Converter

The AV125 Digital to Analog conversion is performed by one e2v EV12DS460 12-bit 6 Gsps DAC.
The AV125 provides one front panel SMPM connector for analog output.
Single ended output signal is AC coupled with an output bandwidth from 1 MHz to more than 6 GHz with -3.5 dBm output level (NRZ)

Clock

The AV125 provides one ultra-low jitter clock synthesizer locked on a 100 MHz internal reference.
The AV125 supports a 10 to 800 MHz external reference input either from a front panel SMPM connector or from the VPX P2 Connector.
External clock inputs for the ADC and DAC are supported from either one SMPM connector or VPX P2. External clock from 2.0 GHz to 5.4 GHz are supported.
External clock outputs are provided on an SMPM connector and on VPX P2.

Trigger and Synchronization

The AV125 provides one front panel SMPM connector for external trigger input and one SMPM connector for a trigger output.

FPGA

The AV125 is fitted with a Xilinx® Kintex® Ultrascale™ KU115 user programmable FPGA. Only few resources are used to control and communicate with external hardware such as DDR3 SDRAM and monitoring sub-system, leaving most of the logic and block RAM and all DSP resources available for customer processing.
Dedicated to signal processing, the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale KU115 FPGA includes 1,451 K logics cells, 2,160 36 Kbit RAM blocs, 6 PCIe interface blocs and 5,520 DSP48 slices for an impressive processing power of more than 7 TMACs.
The FPGA is delivered in -2 speed grade.

 

Memories

The AV125 includes two 800 MHz 256M64 DDR3 SDRAM memory banks and two 1 Gbit QSPI FLASH used to store multiple FPGA configuration files.

VPX interface

The AV125 features an OpenVPX VITA 65 compliant interface with support for two Fat Pipes for Data Plane, one Fat Pipe for Expansion Plane, two Ultra-Thin Pipes for Control Plane and two User Defined Ultra-Thin Pipes on P1. The AV125 also supports 26 LVCMOS33 signals and 4 SUB-LVDS differential pairs on P2 plus USB2.0 and 10/100 Ethernet for supervision and monitoring.
The AV125 features two low phase noise clock generators able to synthesize clock references for the FPGA GTHs from 60 MHz to 820 MHz, allowing support of all major protocols such as Aurora, GigE, PCIe Gen 1, 2 and 3, SATA, SRIO and XAUI 10Gbit Ethernet up to 16.375 Gbps.

Microcontroller

The AV125 features a 32-bit 80 MHz microcontroller used primarily for board monitoring and supervision.
The microcontroller supports a USB 2.0 and a 10/100 Ethernet interfaces accessible on the VPX P2 user IO pins through an ApisSys AR102 Rear Transition Module or an ANSI/VITA 46.10 compliant custom RTM board.
The microcontroller firmware includes all necessary features for board monitoring and supervision.

Firmware

The AV125 comes with a firmware package which includes VHDL cores allowing for control and communication with all AV125 hardware resources.
A base design is provided which demonstrates the use of the AV125 and gives users a starting point for firmware development. The AV125 firmware package is supported on the Xilinx VIVADO® 2016.2 design suite and later.

Software

The AV125 is delivered with software drivers for Windows 7 and Linux.

Ruggedization

The AV125 is delivered in air cooled and conduction cooled standard or rugged versions for use in severe environmental conditions.
Standard VITA 47 supported ruggedization levels are EAC4, EAC6, ECC3 and ECC4.

     

Analog Input/Output

  • Coupling: AC
  • Input bandwidth > 5.5 GHz
  • Input Full scale : 8.5 dBm
  • Output bandwidth > 6 GHz
  • Output Full scale : -3.5 dBm (NRZ)
  • Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Connectors: SMPM

Analog-Digital Conversion

  • One channel, Fs ≤ 5.4 GHz
  • Resolution: 12 bit
  • Sampling Performances @1 GHz, -1dBFS
    • SNR: 55 dBFS
    • SFDR: 60.5 dBc
    • ENOB: 8.5 bits

Digital-Analog Conversion

  • One channel, Fs ≤ 5.4 GHz
  • Resolution: 12 bit
  • Sampling Performances @1 GHz, 0dBFS
    • SFDR: 59 dBc, NRTZ mode
  • Sampling Performances @3 GHz, 0dBFS
    • SFDR: 55 dBc, NRTZ mode

Clock

  • Internal:
    • 1 GHz to 5.0 GHz low jitter clock
 
  • External Input Clock:
    • Frequency: 2 GHz to 5.4 GHz
    • Connector: SMPM, 50 Ohm and VPX P2
  • External reference:
    • Frequency: 10 MHz to 800 MHz
    • Connector: SMPM, 50 Ohm and VPX P2.

Trigger

  • External: 0 to 2 Vp
  • Connector: SMPM, 50 Ohm

FPGA

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  • FPGA: Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale
    • XCKU115-2FLVF1924

Memory

  • Two banks 256M64 DDR3 SDRAM, 800 MHz clock
  • Two 1 Gbit QSPI NOR FLASH memory

VPX interface

  • P1:
    • Data plane: two fat pipes
    • Expansion plane: one fat pipe
    • Control plane: 2 ultra-thin pipes
    • 2 user-defined ultra-thin pipes
  • P2:
    • USB2.0 and 10/100 Ethernet
    • 26 LVCMOS33 signals
    • 4 SUB-LVDS differential pairs
 

Software support

  • Software Drivers:
    • Windows 10
    • Linux
  • Application example:
    • Windows and Linux

Firmware support

  • VHDL cores for all hardware resources
  • Base design
  • Supported by Xilinx VIVADO 2016.2 and later

Ruggedization

  • As per VITA 47:
    • Air cooled : EAC4 and EAC6
    • Conduction cooled : ECC3 and ECC4

Power dissipation

  • +12V: 6.2 A max (75W)
  • +5V: 3.0 A max (15W)
  • +3.3V: 3.2 A max (10W)
  • +3.3VAUX: 0.6 A max (2.0W)

Weight

  • Air cooled : 550g
  • Conduction cooled : 650g
     
Part Number   A V 125 - rr - a
Ruggedization level Air Standard - - - - AS - -
  Air Rugged - - - - AR - -
  Conduction Standard - - - - CS - -
  Conduction Rugged - - - - CR - -
Options 1 FPGA Kintex Ultrascale KU115 - - - - - - 1
     
  Air flow, Standard
AS (VITA 47 EAC4  
Air flow, Rugged
AR (VITA 47 EAC6)  
Conduction Standard
CS (VITA 47 ECC3)  
Conduction Rugged
CR (VITA47 ECC4)  
Operating
Temperature
0°C to +55°C (1)
(8 CFM airfl ow at sea level)
-40 to +70ºC (1)
(8 CFM airfl ow at sea level)
-40°C to +70°C
(Card Edge)
-40°C to +85°C
(Card Edge)
Non Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C -50°C to +100°C -50°C to +100°C -55°C to +105°C
Operating
Vibration
(Random)
5Hz - 100Hz +3 dB/octave
100Hz-1kHz = 0.04 g2/Hz
1kHz - 2kHz -6 dB/octave
5Hz - 100Hz +3 dB/octave
100Hz - 1kHz = 0.04 g2/Hz
1kHz - 2kHz -6 dB/octave
5Hz - 100Hz +3 dB/octave
100Hz - 1kHz = 0.1 g2/Hz
1kHz - 2kHz -6 dB/octave
5Hz - 100Hz +3 dB/octave
100Hz - 1kHz = 0.1 g2/Hz
1kHz - 2kHz -6 dB/octave
Operating Shock 20g, 11 millisecond, half-sine 20g, 11 millisecond, half-sine 40g, 11 millisecond, half-sine 40g, 11 millisecond, half-sine
Operating
Relative Humidity
0% to 95%
non-condensing
0% to 95%
non-condensing
0% to 95%
non-condensing
0% to 95%
non-condensing
Operating
Altitude
@ 0 to 10,000 ft
with adequate airflow
@ 0 to 30,000 ft
with adequate airflow
@ 0 to 30,000 ft @ 0 to 60,000 ft
Conformal Coating No Optional (default acrylic 1B31) Yes (default acrylic 1B31) Yes (default acrylic 1B31)
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