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RAVEN is a flexible platform implementing 4 sFPDP channels with receive and
transmit engine for high-performance data processing. 

Based on Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, this sFPDP platform supports up to 10 Gbps data
rate per link. RAVEN is fully dimensioned to implement VITA 17.1 and 17.3 sFPDP
standards and offers the following functionalities: Flow Control, CRC, Framed/
Unframed, Copy/Loop Mode.

The user-friendly API (Application Programming Interface) software, written in
C++, allows to get/send data, monitoring, configure, upgrade, etc.
This platform is compliant with copper or fiber thanks to its SFP+ slots.



  • 4 sFPDP channels

  • Up to 10 Gbps per link

  • PCIe x4 Gen2

  • Low-profile PCIe form factor

  • Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA

  • 1Gb on-board DDR3 RAM

  • 8 User I/Os connector

  • Independent clock per channel

Environmental Information

  • Operating temperature range: 0°C to 50°C

  • Storage temperature range: -55°C to 125°C

  • Maximum shock range: 10g during 20ms

  • Maximum vibration range: 0.03 g2/Hz

  • Compliant with ROHS process


  • Linux (64 bits) supported

  • Windows 10 (64 bits) supported

  • Easy-to-use API

  • Multi-board management

  • Concurrent access supported

  • Example designs

  • Advanced DMA engine

About sFPDP Protocol

Serial Front Panel Data Port is a high-speed low-latency serial
communications protocol for use in high-speed data transfer

sFPDP is ideal for use in applications such as high-speed
communication system backplanes, high-bandwidth remote sensor
systems, signal processing, data recording, and high-bandwidth
video systems.

The simple and lightweight nature of the protocol makes it an attractive choice for the replacement of parallel bus interconnects using
serial transceiver technology.

sFPDP can be used in point-to-point or loop topologies, unidirectional
or bidirectional links, and easily supports different types
of data with efficient and flexible data framing options.

VITA 17.3 sFPDP protocol describes the third generation “Serial FPDP”
standard. This standard supports multi-lane channel bonding and
advanced 64B/67B encoding to increase the bandwidth capabilities
of the link.

VITA 17.3 sFPDP allows Serial FPDP to continue filling the needs of
high-bandwidth (up to 10 Gbps per link), low-latency remote sensor
data connections and flexible system interconnect solutions that are

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