In the past few years, open scanners have rapidly advanced to offer a variety of solutions to ultrasound researchers. Each system presents specific performance in terms of number of channels, flexibility, processing power and raw data storage capability. This paper describes the 256-channel ULtrasound Advanced Open Platform (ULA-OP 256), designed to provide high performance in a small size. The high-speed interconnection of multiple front-end boards allows the direct and complete control of all transmit (TX) and receive (RX) waveforms. Up to 80 GB of RX data can be stored in the on-board DDR3 memory, while high real-time computational power (equivalent to 2500 GFLOP) is guaranteed by the available digital signal processors. The system implements a massive parallel multi-line beamformer in order to speed up the acquisition in high frame rate imaging techniques. This will enable imaging rates up to 4000 fps, depending on the image frame size.

ULA-OP 256: a portable high-performance research scanner / Boni, E.; Bassi, L.; Dallai, A.; Giannini, G.; Guidi, F.; Meacci, V.; Matera, R.; Ramalli, A.; Ricci, S.; Scaringella, M.; Viti, J.; Tortoli, P.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2015), pp. 1-4. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) tenutosi a Taipei - Taiwan nel October 2015) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0145].

ULA-OP 256: a portable high-performance research scanner

BONI, ENRICO;BASSI, LUCA;DALLAI, ALESSANDRO;GIANNINI, GABRIELE;GUIDI, FRANCESCO;MEACCI, VALENTINO;MATERA, RICCARDO;RAMALLI, ALESSANDRO;RICCI, STEFANO;SCARINGELLA, MONICA;VITI, JACOPO;TORTOLI, PIERO
2015

Abstract

In the past few years, open scanners have rapidly advanced to offer a variety of solutions to ultrasound researchers. Each system presents specific performance in terms of number of channels, flexibility, processing power and raw data storage capability. This paper describes the 256-channel ULtrasound Advanced Open Platform (ULA-OP 256), designed to provide high performance in a small size. The high-speed interconnection of multiple front-end boards allows the direct and complete control of all transmit (TX) and receive (RX) waveforms. Up to 80 GB of RX data can be stored in the on-board DDR3 memory, while high real-time computational power (equivalent to 2500 GFLOP) is guaranteed by the available digital signal processors. The system implements a massive parallel multi-line beamformer in order to speed up the acquisition in high frame rate imaging techniques. This will enable imaging rates up to 4000 fps, depending on the image frame size.
2015
Proceeding of 2015 Ultrasonics Symposium
2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
Taipei - Taiwan
October 2015
Boni, E.; Bassi, L.; Dallai, A.; Giannini, G.; Guidi, F.; Meacci, V.; Matera, R.; Ramalli, A.; Ricci, S.; Scaringella, M.; Viti, J.; Tortoli, P....espandi
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