Pentek releases Model 8264 SPARK development system |

Pentek releases Model 8264 SPARK development system

Pentek releases Model 8264 SPARK development system

May 18, 2015 - Pentek releases Model 8264 SPARK development system that speeds application development for Cobalt Virtex-6 and Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA 6U VPX software radio and data acquisition I/O boards.

The Model 8264 is delivered with customer selected Pentek hardware configured for either Windows 7 Professional or Linux operating systems along with ReadyFlow BSP drivers and software examples, fully installed and tested. This pre-integrated system not only targets research and development in a lab environment, but also serves as a platform for deployed applications.

In all configurations, the hardware is pre-installed in the appropriate slots and fully configured with proper cabling, power and cooling strategies. The CPU board is configured with optimized BIOS and operating system settings. The customer simply needs to unpack the system, power up and start developing or run example applications right out-of-the-box.

Built on a 6U 9-slot, rackmount workstation, the Model 8264 is populated with a high-performance VPX single board computer with an Intel Core i7 processor and DDR3 SDRAM. All necessary analog and timing cables are installed and tested, providing SMA connectivity for all analog I/O lines. The Model 8264 can be configured with 64-bit Windows Professional or Linux operating systems. These features accelerate application code development and provide unhindered access to the high-bandwidth links connecting the Cobalt and Onyx analog and digital I/O modules.

The Model 8264 starts at $17,495 USD for the base platform. Price includes the VPX chassis with all power supplies and fans, CPU board with rear transition module, switch card, ReadyFlow board support libraries, cables, integration, testing and set up.