Cobham Gaisler AB provides IP cores and supporting development tools for embedded processors based on the SPARC architecture. We specialize in digital hardware design for both commercial and aerospace applications



The GR-VPX-XCKU060 carrier board and the GR-HPCB-FMC-M2 mezzanine board are developed as part of the High-Performance Compute Board project. This is an ongoing project and the information on this page are preliminary specifications.


The GR-VPX-XCKU060 board features a Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale 060 FPGA and a GR716 microcontroller acting as a supervisor for the FPGA.

The FPGA development board GR-VPX-XCKU060 has the following features:

  • Xilinx XCKU060, in 1517 pin FCBGA package
  • GR716B (initially with GR716A) microcontroller
  • SODIMM DDR3 up to 8 GiB
  • SPI flash for FPGA configuration (512 Mbit), for GR716 boot (256 Mbit), and for data (256 Mbit)
  • Power, Reset, Clock and Auxiliary circuits
  • Three FMC Mezzanine expansion connectors
  • Scrubbing interface for FPGA
  • Backplane I/F: SpaceWire (control), SpaceFibre (data), VPX utility management
  • Frontplane I/F and drivers: 4x SpaceFibre, 2x SpaceWire, USB/FTDI UART/JTAG Links, USB I/F to FMC
  • OpenVPX compatible, 6U format, Payload profile

The GR-HPCB-FMC-M2 mezzanine has been designed for use with the GR-VPX-XCKU060 carrier board and has the following features:

  • Intel Myriad2 MA2450
  • SPI flash 256 Mbit for optional boot mode
  • Local supply and power sequencing
  • Latch-up protection evaluation circuitry
  • The mezzanine board is intended for prototyping only


  • Product sheet / collateral expected in Q4 2020
  • Development board availbility expected Q1 2021