High-Performance Signal Acquisition and Processing Board - HPAPB

From A.L.S.E

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Board Category: Production Ready Board

Components & Interface: Converter: AD; Industry Standard: Ethernet, RS232

End Market: Industrial, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless

Technology: DSP, General Purpose

Stratix Series: Stratix® V: Stratix® V GS

Board Feature: General User IO: LED


This industrial Signal Acquisition and Processing board has been designed for acquiring eight Analog channelssynchronously at very high speed (250 Ms/s), and implementing very dense and complex signal processing in the biggest andfastest Stratix® V FPGA from Intel®.With up to 32 Gigabytes of on-board DDR3 memory (2 slots), 2 x 10G SFP+ slots for 10G Ethernet (eg), and one GigabitEthernet port (for control and ""low speed” transfers), HPAPB offers unprecedented computing power and communicationthroughput. 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 otherequipment), 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 processedsimultaneously. 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 processingpower (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 betweenboards 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 avery powerful and versatile framework.

Order Information

Ordering Code
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Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • HPAPB board
  • optional Power Supply cable
  • optional industrial rack for up to 10 HPAPB boards

Development Kit Software Contents

  • Reference Design

Support Document

File Name
doc-us-dsnbk-148-3201410305312-hpapb-datasheet.pdfData sheet16.07

Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 15.1
Required Collateral Available
User Guide N
Board Schematics N
Reliability / Quality Assurance

Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Parts per Million (PPM)
Board Policy
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policy Hardware ships with 1 year warranty. Contact ALSE in case of failure to request an RMA number.
RoHS Compliant Y
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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