FPGA Evaluation Platform for Wide-bandwidth High-speed Interfaces That Complies with Xilinx's Targeted Design Platform
Yokohama, Japan -- Feb. 25, 2010 -- Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED) has today announced the release of the inrevium* TB-6V-LX240T, LX365T, LX550T, and SX475T-PCIEXP series evaluation platforms fitted with Virtex®-6 FPGAs from Xilinx.
The inrevium TB-6V- LX240T, LX365T, LX550T, and SX475T-PCIEXP make ideal evaluation platforms for the development of high-performance graphics engines for next-generation televisions and multi-function printers, or for the high-speed arithmetic processing found in high-performance computing applications. Fitted with industry-leading, high-capacity, Virtex-6 LXT or Virtex-6 SXT FPGA family devices, the standard platform delivers both exceptional performance via 8-lane PCI Express® Gen 2 interface and 2-channel 1,066 Mbps DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM high-speed memory interfaces and rapid evaluation of wide-bandwidth and high-speed data transfer systems.
TED developed these new domain platforms in accordance with the Targeted Design Platform concept promoted by Xilinx and are fitted with the industry-standard FPGA mezzanine cards (FMC)*1 connector that provides flexible support for a range of different external interfaces implemented on FMC daughter cards available from TED today in addition to providing a future-proof upgrade path as new interfaces are developed. Thus preserving the initial investment in the base board purchase. Using the platforms in conjunction with the supplied reference designs facilitates a significant reduction in the development workload required of complex FPGA designs hosting high-performance PCI Express applications, application software and similar tasks, resulting in customer end products being brought to market more quickly.
*1 FPGA mezzanine cards (FMC) comply with the VITA specification.
TB-6V-LX240T*-PCIEXP (* LX365T, LX550T, SX475T) product photograph:
TB-6V-LX240T*-PCIEXP (*LX365T, LX550T, SX475T) specifications:
- FPGA: XC6V LX240T/ 365T/ 550T/ SX475T-2FFG1759
- Configuration from micro SD card
- High-speed configuration from on-board NAND flash memory
- Rocket I/O GTX transceiver:
- PCI Express x8 (Gen 2 supported)
- FMC HPC connector - Virtex-6 LX240T/LX365T FPGA (8-lane)
- Virtex-6 LX550T / SX475T FPGA (10-lane)
- FMC LPC connector – Virtex-6 LX550T/SX475T FPGA (1-lane) (Note: Not all HPC and LPC pins are connected to the FPGA.)
- Memory: 2 x DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM connectors (1Gbyte SO-DIMM modules supplied)
- MMCX clock input
- SPI flash （128Mbit）
- External PLL
- RS-232 （UART）
- 3 x FMC connectors
- 2 x HPC (high pin count)
- 1 x LPC (low pin count) (can only be used with Virtex-6 LX550T or SX475T FPGA)
- 4 pushbutton switches
- 8 LEDs
- 8 DIP switches
- 20-pin general-purpose pin header
- Power supply
- Supplied reference designs:
- High-speed DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM interface design (Verilog HDL)
- PCI Express DMA design (Verilog HDL)
- Board size: H130 x W300 (mm)
Pricing and Availability
The inrevium TB-6V-LX240T, LX365T, LX550T, and SX475T-PCIEXP series is available from mid-March 2010 through distributors worldwide. For pricing information, contact at email@example.com or TED’s distributors.
About Tokyo Electron Device
Tokyo Electron Device is a technical trading firm that provides semiconductor products and business solutions as well as commissioned design and the development of original products.
Leveraging on rich design and development experiences accumulated at its design development center that was established in 1985, Tokyo Electron Device is focusing on development businesses through its “inrevium” brand to provide design services (commissioned designing services) based on customer requirements as well as self-developed products that anticipate future market needs. Currently, TED provides over 60 types of products.
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