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Direct RF DRF3182 FPGA 3U OpenVPX Board

COTS 3U VPX processing board powered by the Intel® Stratix® 10 AX SoC FPGA

Fast Direct RF Wideband Data

Capture at the Edge
OpenVPX Board

Electronic warfare, radar and ELINT applications demand direct RF solutions to deliver low-latency, fast data processing solutions for critical real-time decision-making. The DRF3182 offers heterogenous FPGA processing with explosive A/D & D/A speeds of 51.2 GSPS, Ku band frequency coverage from 2-18 GHz and six 100 GigE interfaces with an aggregate throughput of 75 GB/sec. Plus, COTS technology reduces time to market and fewer modules decreases system costs.

OpenVPX Board - high bandwidth

Block Diagram

DRF3183 OpenVPX Board - block diagram

Direct RF vs. IF: Receive-Application Architecture

Direct RF vs IF diagram
Direct RF vs IF diagram


  • Flexible compute, high-speed
    connectivity and frequency agility for
    radar, EW and test and measurement
  • Integrated, advanced data converters
  • COTS 3U VPX, 4Rx/4Tx, 51.2 GSPS Direct RF module with Intel® Stratix® 10 AX SoC FPGA
  • Fast sample rate providing high
    instantaneous bandwidths
  • Heterogeneous integration


3U OpenVPX Packaging
  • OpenVPX (VITA 65) encompasses: VITA 46.0, 46.3, 46.4, 46.6, 46.11 and VITA 48.1, 48.2 (REDI)
Data Planes
  • PCIe Gen 3 support and/or VITA 49.2
Backplane Interface
  • SLT3-SWH-8F-14.14.2 slot profile
  • Intel® Stratix® 10 AX-Series SoC FPGA
  • 2753 logic elements
  • Quad core ARM processor
  • 244 MB of on-chip memory
  • 4 GB DDR4 Total: 2 GB for FPGA fabric, 2 GB for HPS
Data Converters
  • ADC: Four 10-bit ADC channels up to 51.2 GSPS
  • DAC: Four 10-bit ADC channels up to 51.2 GSPS
  • Programmable tunable digital up/down Converters (two per port)
  • High instantaneous bandwidth allows large portions of spectrum to be directly digitized
VITA 46.11 IPMI controller
  • Sensor interface to monitor temperature, voltage
  • Power sequencing
  • Secure JTAG
  • Manufactured in an AS9100D facility


About Mercury

Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense.

From essential components to modules to pre-integrated subsystems, Mercury’s innovative portfolio of solutions is open, scalable and easily integrates with customers’ platforms. Mercury’s technology expertise includes trusted manufacturing, safety-certification and secure sensor processing.

Mercury develops innovative solutions purpose-built to meet the needs of a global customer base. Customers range from defense prime contractors and government agencies to commercial companies in aerospace, technology and other industries.

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