This industrial Signal Acquisition and Processing board has been designed for acquiring eight Analog channels synchronously at very high speed (250 Ms/s), and implementing very dense and complex signal processing in the biggest and fastest Stratix V FPGA from Altera (now Intel). With up to 32 Gigabytes of on-board DDR3 memory (2 slots), 2 x 10G SFP+ slots for 10G Ethernet (eg), and one Gigabit Ethernet port (for control and “low speed” transfers), HPAPB offers unprecedented computing power and communication throughput. An on-board USB-BlasterII is included (with extra debug port feature for high data transfer speed). The external 10 MHz Reference Clock input associated with the PPS input allow extremely accurate (ns) absolute time- stamping, perfect ADC synchronization, as well as multi-boards synchronization. Moreover, it has been designed to communicate at very high speed (2 x 40 Gbits/s QSFP+) with neighbor cards (or other equipment), thus allowing cross-computation over an extremely large number of channels (for multiple synthetic aperture, beam-forming, sub-band analysis etc). For example, HPAPB has been used successfully in a radio-astronomy application with 192 channels acquired and processed simultaneously. An industrial rack, capable of hosting up to 10 x boards, is available upon request (see picture below). With close to 4,000 internal multipliers, the Stratix V GSD8 FPGA (largest device available) provides huge signal processing power (up to 1000 billions of multiplications per second !). With 2 x 40G + 2 x 10G = over 100 Gigabits per second for communication throughput, HPAPB can move data between boards or with other processing systems at incredible rates, using standard low-cost cables up to several meters, or optical (fiber) adapters for longer connections. To help customers take the best advantage of the board's and FPGA's performance, A.L.S.E has developed specific IPs and a very powerful and versatile framework.
- Reference Design
Board Quality Metrics
|Latest version of Quartus supported||15.1|
|Required Collateral Available|
|Reliability / Quality Assurance|
Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)
|Parts per Million (PPM)||N/A|
|Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policy||Hardware ships with 1 year warranty. Contact ALSE in case of failure to request an RMA number.|
|CE Compliant||N. CE compliance can be achieved at system level integration.|
|Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
|Test Plan Summary|
Preloaded with Reference Design exercising the main features. Individual Test designs used for production testing are available on demand.
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