Acromag XMC-SLX - User-Configurable Spartan-6 FPGA Modules with Plug-In I/O

Product Overview:

  • XMC-SLX150: 147,433 logic cells (XC6SLX150)
Acromag’s cost-effective XMC-SLX modules feature a user-configurable Xilinx® Spartan®-6 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput PCIe interface. Field I/O interfaces to the FPGA via the rear J4/P4 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine AXM plug-in I/O modules. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.
The logic-optimized FPGA is well-suited for a broad range of applications. Typical uses include hardware simulation, communications, in-circuit diagnostics, military servers, signal intelligence, and image processing.
Large, high-speed memory banks enable efficient data handling. The dual-port SRAM facilitates high-speed DMA transfers to the bus or CPU. A high-bandwidth PCIe interface ensures fast data throughput.
64 I/O lines are accessible through the rear (J4) connector. Additional I/O processing is supported on a separate mezzanine card that plugs into the FPGA base board. A variety of these external AXM I/O cards are available to interface your analog and digital I/O signals.
Take advantage of the conduction-cooled design for use in hostile environments. Conduction efficiently dissipates heat if there is inadequate cooling air flow. Optional extended temperature models operate reliably from -40 to 85°C.

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Acromag’s Engineering Design Kit provides software utilities and example VHDL code to simplify your program development and get you running quickly. A JTAG interface enables on-board VHDL debugging.

XMC-SLX Block Diagram

Features & Benefits

  • Reconfigurable Spartan-6 FPGA with 147,433 logic cells
  • PCIe bus 4-lane Gen 1 interface
  • 256k x 64-bit dual-port SRAM provides direct link from PCIe bus and to FPGA (optional 1M x 64-bit)
  • Supports both front and rear I/O connections
  • 64 I/O or 32 LVDS lines direct to FPGA via rear (J4) connector
  • Plug-in I/O extension modules are available for front mezzanine
  • FPGA code loads from PCIe bus or from flash memory
  • Other memory options available (contact factory)
  • Supports dual DMA channel data transfer to CPU/bus
  • Support for Xilinx ChipScope™ Pro interface
  • Designed for conduction-cooled host card or -40 to 85°C operation in air-cooled systems
  • VPX versions available

Performance Specifications

FPGA Device

  • Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA: Model XC6SLX150-3FG676 FPGA with 147,433 logic cells and 180 DSP48A1 slices.
  • FPGA configuration: Download via PCIe bus or flash memory.
  • Example FPGA program: VHDL provided for bus interface, front & rear I/O control, SRAM read/write interface logic, and SDRAM memory interface controller. See EDK kit.

I/O Processing

  • Acromag AXM I/O modules: AXM modules plug into the XMC module’s front mezzanine for additional I/O lines. Analog and digital I/O AXM modules are sold separately.
  • Rear I/O: 64 I/O (32 LVDS) lines supported with a direct connection between the FPGA and the rear I/O connector (J4).

Engineering Design Kit

Provides user with basic information required to develop a custom FPGA program. Kit must be ordered with the first purchase of a XMC-SLX module (see www.acromag.com for more information).

XMC Compliance

  • Conforms to PCI Express 1.1a electrical and protocol standards. 2.5Gbps data rate per lane per direction.
  • Complies with ANSI/VITA 42.0 specification for XMC module mechanicals and connectors.
  • Complies with ANSI/VITA 42.3 specification for XMC modules with PCI Express interface.
  • Electrical/Mechanical Interface: Single-Width Module.

Environmental

  • Operating temperature: -0 to 70°C or -40 to 85°C (E versions).
  • Storage temperature: -55 to 125°C.
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
  • Power
    • 3.3V (±5%): 700mA typical, 840mA maximum.
    • 12V (±5%): 640mA typical, 804mA maximum.
  • MTBF: Contact the factory.

 
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More Product Information

  • PMC-SLX150: 147,433 logic cells (XC6SLX150)
Acromag’s cost-effective PMC-SLX modules feature a user-configurable Xilinx® Spartan®-6 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput PCI-X interface. Field I/O interfaces to the PMC FPGA via the rear J4/P4 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine AXM plug-in I/O modules. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.
The logic-optimized PMC FPGA is well-suited for a broad range of applications. Typical uses include hardware simulation, communications, in-circuit diagnostics, military servers, signal intelligence, and image processing.

  • Kintex-7 FPGA with 325k or 410k logic cells.
Acromag’s XMC-7K modules feature a high-performance user-configurable Xilinx® Kintex®-7 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput serial bus interface. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.
The logic-optimized FPGA is well-suited for a broad range of applications. Typical uses include hardware simulation, communications, in-circuit diagnostics, military servers, signal intelligence, and image processing.
Both front and rear I/O is supported. Front I/O processing is supported with plug-in AXM mezzanine cards. A variety of AXM I/O cards are available to add the flexibility of a wide range of analog and digital I/O to your design.
The rear I/O provides an 8-lane high-speed serial interface on the P16 XMC port for customer installed soft cores. P16 also supports 34 SelectIO channels. The P4 port adds another 60 SelectIO and global clock lines. SelectI/O signals are Kintex-7 FPGA I/O pins that support single-ended I/O (LVCMOS, HSTL, SSTL) and differential I/O standards (LVDS, HT, LVPECL, BLVDS, HSTL, SSTL).

  • XMC-VLX85: 82,944 logic cells (XC5VLX85T)
  • XMC-VLX110: 110,592 logic cells (XC5VLX110T)
  • XMC-VLX155: 155,648 logic cells (XC5VLX155T)
Acromag’s XMC-VLX boards feature a reconfigurable Xilinx® Virtex™-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCIe interface. Field I/O interfaces to the FPGA via the rear J4/P4 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine AXM plug-in I/O modules. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing your custom instruction sets and algorithms.

  • Artix-7 FPGA with 200k logic cells.
  • 128M x 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM
  • 32M x 16-bit parallel flash memory for MicroBlaze FPGA program code storage.
Acromag’s XMC-7A modules feature a high-performance user-configurable Xilinx® Artix®-7 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput serial bus interface. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.
The logic-optimized FPGA is well-suited for a broad range of applications. Typical uses include hardware simulation, communications, in-circuit diagnostics, military servers, signal intelligence, and image processing.
Both front and rear I/O is supported. Front I/O processing is supported with plug-in AXM mezzanine cards. A variety of AXM I/O cards are available to add the flexibility of a wide range of analog and digital I/O to your design.

  • Kintex-7 FPGA with 325k or 410k logic cells
  • 10Gb Ethernet
  • PCIe & SFP +/Aurora interface
Acromag’s XMC-7K modules feature a high-performance user-configurable Xilinx® Kintex®-7 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput serial interface. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.
The logic-optimized FPGA is well-suited for a broad range of applications. Typical uses include hardware simulation, communications, in-circuit diagnostics, military servers, signal intelligence, and image processing.
Two versions of this module are available, offering a choice of an FPGA device with 325k or 410k logic cells.
Front I/O adds dual SFP+ ports and a VHDCR connector. The two SFP+ ports each provide a copper or fibre interface of up to 10.3125Gbps. They also support a Gigabit Ethernet interface. The VHDCR connector interfaces JTAG, USB, and 22 SelectIO.

  • Kintex-7 FPGA with 325k or 410k logic cells
Acromag’s XMC-7K modules feature a high-performance user-configurable Xilinx® Kintex®-7 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput serial bus interface. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.

  • Artix-7 FPGA with 200k logic cells.
Acromag’s XMC-7A200CC modules feature a high-performance user-configurable Xilinx® Artix®-7 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput serial bus interface. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.

Not recommended for new designs.
  • XMC-6VLX240: 240k logic cells (XC6VLX240T)
  • XMC-6VLX365: 365k logic cells (XC6VLX365T) 
Acromag’s XMC-6VLX modules feature a high-performance user-configurable Xilinx® Virtex®-6 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput serial interface. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.

  • LVDS I/O and Plug-In I/O Modules
  • XC4VLX40/60 FPGA with up to 60K logic cells and 64 XtremeDSP slices
Acromag's PMC-LX boards use a high-performance Xilinx® Virtex-4TM FPGA, but maintain a relatively low price point. They are optimized for high-performance logic, featuring a high logic-to-feature ratio and a high I/O-to-feature ratio. Two modules let you select a FPGA to match your logic requirements.
Although there is no limit to the uses for Acromag's FPGA boards, several applications are ideal for this new technology. Typical uses include hardware simulation, communication processing, in-circuit diagnostics, military servers, and telecommunication.
I/O processing is handled on a separate mezzanine card that plugs into the FPGA base board. A variety of these external I/O cards offer an interface for your analog and digital I/O signals. See the AXM I/O Card for more details. Additionally, 64 I/O lines are supported via the rear (J4) connector.