3U CompactPCI Processing Engine




The PRO-4600 is a 3U CompactPCI heterogeneous processing engine that employs a combination of Virtex-4 FPGA, TMS320C6416T, and an MPC8541E general purpose processor to support the black-side processing requirements of size, weight and power limited software defined radio (SDR) applications. The PRO-4600 is equipped with a single-width XMC site, capable of hosting Parallel RapidIO (XMC) modules as well as Spectrum’s Enhanced PMC (ePMC) modules or industry-standard PMC modules.

Features and Benefits


  • 3U CompactPCI® form factor
  • Available in conduction-cooled and air-cooled versions. Rugged conduction-cooled carrier versions follow the IEEE 1101.2 specification and operate with ANSI VITA 20 compliant XMC modules. Conformal coating is optional.
  • XMC interface (ANSI VITA 42.0) provides highspeed, low latency, deterministic data flow to an industry standard mezzanine. Compatible with PMC and ePMC (Solano®) modules.
  • Xilinx® Virtex-4™ technology for wideband processing and low power operation
  • FPGA “wrapper” abstracts board-level logic to accelerate FPGA firmware development
  • TMS320C6416T DSP for baseband processing and compatibility with legacy waveforms
  • MPC8541E general purpose processor for baseband processing and control
  • Gigabit Ethernet via rear panel
  • Green Hills® INTEGRITY® Real-Time Operating System with MULTI® and Wind River® VxWorks® with Tornado®
  • Spectrum’s quicComm™ API hardware abstraction layer
  • Optional Software Communication Architecture (SCA) Core Framework
  • Optional CORBA Object Request Broker (ORB)


  • Rugged design to support deployment in harsh environments
  • Optimized for wireless modem applications requiring low latency and high data throughput
  • Minimize power requirement per slot with modular architecture and data flow routing strategies
  • Supports multiple industry standards providing easy interface from digital IF to Ethernet
  • Accelerate application development, simplify the programming model and ensure code portability with quicComm™ API, common across all flexComm™ products
  • Rapid optimization of size, weight, power and cost to meet fielded application or program requirements. Spectrum’s Modified COTS process reduces your time to deployment by up to 2 years
Jamming Application Note

Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) encompass several types of systems, one of which is a jammer. A jammer is a device that emits RF energy to disrupt sensor signals, such as RADAR, or communication signals used by an enemy. Jammer systems range from simple noise emitters, such as barrage jammers, to more sophisticated systems such as deception repeaters. A growing area of interest is the Counter-IED application that jams communication signals used to activate improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

This application note shows how a generic jammer system, a system that can be used to detect, lock onto and jam threat signals emitted by an enemy, can be implemented on its SDR-4902 system.

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Below: Block diagram of a generic jammer implementation onto the SDR-4902 (click to enlarge).

block diagram of SDR-4902 jammer

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