TEK Microsystems Unveils Serial FPDP Core with Virtex-5 FPGA Support

TEK Microsystems, Inc. of Chelmsford MA announced its new Serial FPDP core with support for Xilinx’s Virtex-5 FPGA devices. The sFPDP core is fully compliant to ANSI/VITA 17.1-2003 and provides system developers in real-time imaging, signal processing, data recording and data acquision with high performance industry leading technologies. The new Tekmicro sFPDP V5 core has already been ordered by a large defense integrator and will be shipped this month.

“One of the benefits of FPGA-based products with well-designed IP support is the ability to migrate to newer, higher performance devices without redesigning the application,” comments Andy Reddig, Tekmicro’s president and CTO. “The new Serial FPDP core implements an open standard interface maintaining the same carefully designed back end interface, allowing our customers to use a common, modular component across a wide range of form factors, products and technology.”

The sFPDP core is available as an option for any of Tekmicro’s Xilinx-based products, including both Virtex II Pro and Virtex 5 products such as the JazzFiber PMC, JazzFiber XMC, and Quixilica family of VXS products. The Quixilica family combines the use of a common, FPGA based digital processing baseboard with a wide range of analog input and output mezzanine modules. This architecture allows system designers to adopt this technology with the assurance that future technology upgrades in either the digital baseboard or analog mezzanine can be made easily and cost effectively, protecting their investment in application firmware and software.

About TEK Microsystems, Inc.
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Tekmicro designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of advanced high-performance boards and systems for embedded real-time data acquisition, data conversion, storage and recording. Tekmicro provides both commercial and rugged grade products which are used in real-time systems designed for applications such as reconnaissance, electronic warfare, signals intelligence, mine detection, medical imaging, radar, sonar, and semiconductor inspection. Tekmicro is committed to open standards, with products and systems based on PCI, PCI Express, PMC, XMC, VME and VXS technologies, and Tekmicro actively participates in and sponsors a wide range of standards that advance the capability of high performance embedded systems.