Fast track embedded solutions

Sundance and Dillon Engineering have teamed up to provide Dillons portfolio of Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) IP on the Sundance SMT702 dual ADC, PXIe embedded computing module. The combination is said to offer a configurable, high performance embedded solution suitable for defence, industrial, geophysical and medical systems.

Dillon’s IEEE-754 floating-point FFT core sustains a rate up to 250Msps with an FFT length up to 64M points.

President of Dillon Engineering, Tom Dillon, said: Our highly parameterized cores can be quickly tailored to meet the size, performance and data processing needs of any application and any silicon target.

Optimised for high-performance logic with low-power serial connectivity, the Xilinx Virtex-5 LX110T-3 FPGA is supported by two banks of 64-bit 512Mb DDR2 SDRAM and dual 3GHz ADC that can be combined to deliver 6Gsps. Eight-lanes of PXI Express deliver 16Gb/s of bandwidth per direction and the module can plug in to any PXI Express peripheral slot or PXI Express hybrid slot.

Managing director of Sundance, Flemming Christensen, added: By offering Dillons cores on our SMT702, there is a clear path for PCIe and PXIe customers to access extreme FPGA FFT processing.