Spectrum Announces 3U OpenVPX (TM) Family of Products for Demanding ISR and Software Defined Radio Applications

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Spectrum's new VPX modules will offer an unparalleled blend of performance and quality in a rugged form factor.

Spectrum is committed to providing our customers choice in selecting I/O and processing modules across a range of form factors to meet the harsh size, weight, power and environmental requirements in deployment.

Spectrum today announced the launch of a family of analog and digital I/O processing modules based on the 3U OpenVPX™ standard (VITA 65). These new VPX modules will offer an unparalleled blend of performance and quality in a rugged form factor to meet the demanding processing needs of ISR and Software Defined Radio applications.

“Spectrum is committed to providing our customers choice in selecting I/O and processing modules across a range of form factors to meet the harsh size, weight, power and environmental requirements in deployment," stated Douglas Fast, President of Spectrum. “The combination of 3U OpenVPX™ and PCI Express (PCIe) high-speed fabric technology allows us to meet those stringent requirements without sacrificing bandwidth between sensor, analog I/O and processing elements.”

Each 3U OpenVPX™ card has two PCIe (x4) links to the backplane with an onboard PCIe switch. This feature, along with Spectrum's quicComm™ software suite, allows users to rapidly integrate systems with Spectrum's other OpenVPX™ modules and third-party single-board computers (SBCs).

Spectrum’s family of VPX modules offers a variety of ADC/DAC, FPGA, and DSP options that provide system integrators flexibility in choosing the right mix of I/O and processing performance to meet their technical and budgetary constraints.

The members of Spectrum’s 3U VPX family include:

  • VPX-1131 – Dual 14-bit 250 MSPS ADC and Virtex-5 FX130T or FX200T FPGA
  • VPX-2131 – Dual 14-bit 300 MSPS DAC and Virtex-5 FX130T or FX200T FPGA
  • VPX-1151 – Single 3.2 GSPS, or Dual 1.6 GSPS 12-bit ADC and Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA
  • VPX-3311 – Dual 12-bit 213.33MSPS ADC, Single 14-bit 213.33 MSPS DAC, and Virtex-4 LX160 FPGA
  • VPX-8311 – Dual TI C6416 1GHz DSP

Call us today at 1.800.663.8986 to order. For more information, visit http://www.spectrumsignal.com.

ABOUT SPECTRUM SIGNAL PROCESSING BY VECIMA
Spectrum Signal Processing designs and builds board and system-level hardware solutions for demanding signal and video processing applications. Spectrum combines high-performance data acquisition (RF, analog and digital I/O) and reconfigurable signal and video processing hardware with its best-in-class support and engineering services to enable customers to rapidly develop and then deploy their products and systems. Spectrum has worked with both commercial and military customers worldwide to develop and deliver solutions optimized for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), video, military (MILCOM) communications and satellite communications (SATCOM) markets. For more information on Spectrum and its products, please visit http://www.spectrumsignal.com. Spectrum is part of Vecima Networks Inc and its products are designed and manufactured in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. See http://www.vecima.com for more information on Vecima.

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quicComm™ is trademark of Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima. OpenVPX™ is a trademark of VITA. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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