Innovative Integration

Innovative Integration is a data acquisition company that designs embedded electronics with digital & analog interfaces and FPGAs for digital signal processing, software radio and data acquisition applications used in industrial and rugged environments.


Single Board Computer with HPC FMC IO Site

  • Cardsharp

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  • Cardsharp

XMC Ruggedization Level Table
  • XMC Ruggedization Level Table

Cardsharp Peripherals

Quick Specs
Part Number: 80332-0-L0
Family: System on a Chip
Bus Type:
Bus Width: 32-bits
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Form Factor: Stand-Alone
Interfaces: Ethernet · USB · FMC · eMMC
Functions: Bus Adapter · Data Logger · Stand-alone Computer
DSP: ARM Cortex-A9
DSP Quantity: 2
DSP Speed (total):
FPGA: Zynq Z7045
FPGA Size: 350K Logic Cells/900 DSP Slices
FPGA Quantity: 1
A/D Channels: 0
A/D Resolution:
A/D Rate:
D/A Channels: 0
D/A Resolution:
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Digital IO:
  • Combines an Zynq Z7045 SoC with FMC IO module in a compact, stand alone design
  • Powerful, dual, floating-point Arm A9 CPU performance
  • Rugged, XMC form factor: 149 x 74 mm
  • Self-bootable, stand-alone operation
  • Able to operate diskless and headless
  • Runs Linux applications
  • Configurable IO uses standard HPC FMC IO module. Add anything from RF receivers to industrial control modules.
  • IO site (VITA 57) deliver up to 6 GB/s to PL memory, 2 GB/s to PS memory
  • Optional timing and triggering support for IO includes IEEE 1588 or GPS-disciplined clock
  • Supports Innovative FMC IO module features for private data channels, triggering and timing features
  • USB2.0, 1 Gb Ethernet, eMMC, SPI, RS232 ports
  • System expansion supported with 10 GbE and QSFP via optional SBC-Uno carrier
  • Boots Linux from onboard eMMC device
  • Input power: II FMC or no FMC: 8-14 Vdc. Generic VITA 57.1 FMC module: 12 Vdc.
  • Embedded Instrumentation
  • Remote, Autonomous IO
  • Mobile Instrumentation
  • Distributed Data Acquisition

Cardsharp Overview

Cardsharp is a user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument that includes two A9 CPU cores. Linux runs in core 0 to provide ethernet, USB and disk connectivity while core 1 runs real-time stand-alone applications. Cardsharp is compatible with Innovative's wide assortment of ultimate-performance FMC modules. With its modular IO, scalable performance and easy to use CPU core architecture, the Cardsharp reduces time-to-market while providing the performance you need.

Distributed Data Acquisition – Put the Cardsharp at the data source and reduce system errors and complexity. Available IEEE 1588 network or GPS-synchronized timing, triggering and sample control is available for remote IO. Limitless expansion via multiple nodes.

Uniquely customizable – An HPC FMC site for IO, user- programmable FPGA for IO interfaces, onboard GbE and USB. Stand-alone, autonomous operation with precision-timed sampling on FMC data.

Optional SBC-Uno carrier exposes 10 Gb Ethernet port/40 Gbps QSFP for fast data streaming and two SATA3 links to connect to large capacity storage media. Continuous data streaming up to 1 GB/s via LAN or SATA devices, 4 GB/s to QSFP-compatible devices.

Rugged – Runs from flash in a compact, rugged footprint that is ready for embedded operation.

8-36V DC-Only Operation - Perfect for portable or automotive data loggers or waveform generators.

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