Peregrine I – High Performance Digital Receiver/Exciter/Software Defined Radio

CEI’s Peregrine I Digital Receiver/Exciter (DREX) provides 7.5 TFLOPS in a 10×16″ package. Peregrine I is equipped with an Intel i7 processor site, five Intel Arria 10 FPGAs , multiple banks of DDR3, four 2.5 GSPS ADC channels, four 5 GHz DAC channels, multiple PCIe Gen 3 interfaces and two 40/100 GbE QSFP+ interfaces. Other features include HMDI, USB3.0, and Gigabit Ethernet. Equipped with massive amounts of processing power and DSP capability, Peregrine I is unlike any other digital receiver/exciter platform on the market!

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CEI’s Peregrine I Digital Receiver/Exciter (DREX) provides 7.5 TFLOPS in a 10×16″ package. Peregrine I is equipped with an Intel i7 processor site, five Intel Arria 10 FPGAs , multiple banks of DDR3, four 2.5 GSPS ADC channels, four 5 GHz DAC channels, multiple PCIe Gen 3 interfaces and two 40/100 GbE QSFP+ interfaces. Other features include HMDI, USB3.0, and Gigabit Ethernet. Equipped with massive amounts of processing power and DSP capability, Peregrine I is unlike any other digital receiver/exciter platform on the market!

Specifications

Arria 10 FPGAs

  • 10AX115SF45 (L-tile)
  • 72 XCVR
  • 1.2 M logic elements
  • 3036 18×19 multipliers

I/O FPGA (FPGA0)

  • PCIe Gen3x4
  • 10 GB/s FPGA-to-FPGA SERDES crossbar
  • 4 GB DDR3 with ECC
  • 2x QSFP 40GbE
  • JESD204B interface to ADCs
  • LVDS interface to DACs

Processing FPGAs (FPGA1-4)

  • PCIe Gen3x4
  • 10 GB/s FPGA-to-FPGA SERDES crossbar
  • 15 GB/s FPGA SERDES ring (1 <> 2 <> 3 <> 4 <> 1)
  • 4 GB DDR3 with ECC
  • 30x GPIO crossbar

DAC (AD9119)

  • 11-bit 5.7 GS/sec
  • LVDSx22

ADC (AD9625)

  • 12-bit 2.5 GS/sec
  • JESD204B – 8 lanes @ 6.25 Gbps

SBC (COM EXPRESS INTEL i7-4700EQ)

  • 1x PCIe Gen3x4 to FPGAs
  • 3x PCIe Gen3x2 slots
  • GbE
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x SATA
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x mini DisplayPort