VGP-8177 6U OpenVPX Graphics Processing Board with BuiltSAFE

2 Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale™ FPGAs, 11x12 video I/O, 6GB DDR3, PCIe 3.0, DO-254 and DO-178 artifacts

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On-Demand Viewing of Sensor Data, Seamless Movement Between Video Streams, Safety Certifiable

Two high-end AMD 9171 GPUs coupled with two customizable FPGAs enable the safety-certifiable EnsembleSeries VGP-8177 graphics processor to simultaneously manage ten independent inputs and outputs. The VGP-8177’s flexible video input processing pipeline allows for any of its video inputs to be enhanced through scaling, rotation, custom image processing, and overlay.

The 6U OpenVPX™ VGP-8177 acts as a video switch with a many-to-many configuration. In addition to high-speed fiber optics digital video inputs and outputs such as ARINC-818-2, DVI and SDI, legacy analog RGB and CVBS inputs and outputs are also supported.

Answering the increasing demand for safety-critical graphics, the VGP-8177 provides a path to certification with our reusable Design Assurance Level (DAL) certified artifacts. 




Key Features

  • DAL-C (DO-178C/DO-254) certifiable
  • 6U OpenVPX video graphics processor and switch
  • 2x AMD Radeon™ E9171 embedded graphics processors
  • 2x Xilinx® Kintex® UltraScale™ XCKU060
  • 2D and 3D graphics generation - capture, encode/decode, and overlay
  • 10x video inputs and 12x video outputs, digital and analog, ARINC-818-2
  • 80 W power-efficient performance
  • Safety certification services and support

Graphics Processors

  • 2x AMD Radeon™ E9171 MCM GPU
    • 8x compute units (8x64 shaders) 1.2 TFLOPS
    • 4GB GDDR5 memory 128-bit wide
    • Graphics clock 1124 MHz or 1219 MHz
    • Memory clock 1500 MHz


  • 6x 1GB DDR3 dedicated video memory


  • 2x Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale™ XCKU060


  • 2x PCIe Gen3 x8 interfaces per FPGA to the switch

Video Inputs

  • 2x DVI (XGA 60 Hz)
  • 4x ARINC-818-2 (XGA 60 Hz, SXGA+ 60 Hz)
  • 1x 3G SDI (1080p60)
  • 4x analog video: RGB, CVBS​​​​​​​

Video Outputs

  • 5x DVI (XGA 60 Hz)
  • 4x ARINIC-818-2 (XGA 60 Hz, SXGA+ 60 Hz, HD 1080 60 Hz)
  • 1x 3G SDI (1080p60)
  • 2x analog video: RGB, CVBS
Board Support Packages (BSP)

Board Support Packages (BSP)

  • Linux
  • Greenhills
  • DeOS
  • LynxOS
  • PikeOS
  • WindRiver

Built-in Efficiency

Capture and Stream Data in Real Time

Seamlessly move, stream and process video and data in real time with Mercury’s low- latency video and graphics boards with AMD and Xilinx processors and embedded GPUs

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Purpose-Built Subsystems

Built For Today, Ready for Tomorrow

By combining our OpenVPX multiprocessing and SBC modules with a complementary portfolio of storage, I/O, networking, GPUs, and software, we create customizable, rugged embedded subsystems that securely operate at the tactical edge.  

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