V6061 3U VPX Versal® ASoC FPGA + Ethernet Offload Optical I/O Module

The V6061 is a next-generation high-performance embedded computing 3U VPX module featuring the Xilinx® Versal® Adaptive System-on-Chip (ASoC), the NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 (MC-X5) network interface device, rugged optical and electrical I/O, and SOSA aligned profile options. The V6061 is specifically targeted at applications requiring a combination of high-speed data interfaces, network protocol offloads, onboard processing resources, and optional data distribution to adjacent processing resources (CPUs/GPUs) in the system.

Applications and Use Cases

The V6061 is a proven high-bandwidth and low-latency performance leader in 10/25/40/50/100Gbs Ethernet applications. Use cases include sensor interfacing, data processing, data distribution, and FPGA co-processing applications. Radar, signals intelligence, electronic warfare, video, storage, medical imaging, and embedded communications systems all can benefit from the V6061 module. The V6061 includes hardware offloads for UDP, TCP, RoCE v2, DPDK, GPUDirect, NVMEoF, among many other protocol stacks, and excels at high-bandwidth interface applications where data can be processed locally and/or distributed efficiently across the VPX backplane.

The combination of the MC-X5 device and the ASoC device allows for system designers to leverage the off-the-shelf world-class Ethernet performance of the MC-X5 while deploying unique data processing and security algorithms in the onboard ASoC device. This combination maximizes the effectiveness of the deployed applications and algorithms while eliminating design efforts required to establish truly high-bandwidth and low-latency Ethernet, PCIe controllers, PCIe switches, efficient DMA engines, or low overhead software drivers.

In addition to the Ethernet interfaces described, the FPGA fabric provided within the ASoC part is capable of hosting New Wave DV IP cores for Fibre Channel, ARINC-818, sFPDP, Aurora, and others. This makes the V6061 an ideal hardware platform for mixed interface protocol needs or protocol bridging applications.

The V6061 is a standout sensor interface and heterogeneous computing solution whether used standalone or adjacent to other processing elements.


  • Xilinx® Versal® ASoC (FPGA): VM1502/VM1802/VC1902
  • NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 Network Interface Device Hardware offloads for UDP, TCP, RoCE v2, DPDK, GPUDirect, NVMEoF, +more
  • Up to eight (8) 1G to 25G optical ports via MPO front panel I/O or VITA 66 optical backplane I/O
  • 2 banks of 4GB up to 1866MHz LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • PCIe Gen3/Gen4 support
  • Onboard embedded PCIe Switch device
  • Advanced APIs that support multi-core and multi-processor architectures
  • Wide range of operating system software support


  • Programmable interface solution that leverages off-the-shelf world class network performance with customizable application processor
  • Heterogeneous computing card combining hard ARM processor cores, large FPGA fabric, and high bandwidth network interface controller
  • Designed specifically for sensor interface and data processing, multi-level secure networking, and interface protocol bridging applications
  • Adding to any single board computer provides a high bandwidth interface, configurable ASoC (FPGA) resources, and rugged optics
  • Embedded focus with VITA 20 and VITA 47 compliance
  • Versatile design supports electrical or optical interfaces, optical options for both backplane or front-panel VPX support
  • Modular optics for flexibility in supporting 1-25Gbs per lane
  • Options for 3U VPX, 6U VPX, and PXIe form factor via carrier card


Network Interface

Up to eight (8) 1G to 25G optical ports (front & backplane options)

  • 850nm multi-mode opticS

16 lanes of electrical high-speed network IO available to backplane

Dual 10/25/40/50/100Gbs Ethernet port to MC-X5

Ethernet Protocols

TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, RoCE v2, Multicast, Broadcast, + more

Visit NVIDIA® Mellanox® Datasheet

Optional Additional Protocols

Fibre Channel, sFPDP, ARINC 818, Aurora

ASoC (FPGA) Device

Xilinx® Versal™ VM1502, VM1802, VC1902

Ethernet Device

NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX-5 EN IC

Visit NVIDIA® Mellanox® Datasheet


2 banks of 4GB up to 1866MHz LPDDR4 SDRAM

PCIe Interface

Two PCI Express Gen4/Gen3 x8 Interfaces

Four PCI Express Gen4/Gen3 x4 Interfaces

Thermal Sensors

2 digital temperature sensors


VITA 47, 48.2, 65, 66.5

NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX-5 EN IC

Visit NVIDIA® Mellanox® Datasheet

Software Support

Software drivers available from NVIDIA® Mellanox®

NWDV Maintained OS’s: https://newwavedv.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/V6061-Software-Info.pdf

Physical Characteristics


170.75mm length: Face of carrier to back edge of Guide pin connectors

189.22mm length: MPO flip door to back edge of Guide pin connectors

100mm width: Edge of guide rail to guide rail

24.64mm height: From primary cover to secondary cover



<1.764 lbs (800g)

Power Characteristics

Power Draw: 75W

Power Supply: 12V. 5V available upon request.


Operating: -40˚ C to 85˚ C (conduction-cooled)

Storage: -55˚ C to 105˚ C

Applications App

  • Radar
  • Signal Intelligence (SIGINT)
  • Communications Intelligence (COMINT)
  • Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
  • Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Video
  • Heterogenous computing
  • High-performance embedded computing (HPEC)
  • FPGA co-processing
  • AI/Machine learning
  • Sensor interfacing
  • Multi-level secure networking
  • Medical Imaging
  • Embedded communications systems

Documentation Doc

Block Diagram V6061-3U_VPX_Versal_Block_Diagram
NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 EN IC 100Gb/s Ethernet Adapter IC Product Brief NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 Product Brief
V6061 New Wave DV Maintained OS's V6061-Software-Info

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