The MPL3E module is a general purpose FPGA module intended for system-on-FPGA designs.
The module contains the basic on-board components normally needed for embedded systems,
such as high-speed DDR SDRAM, FLASH, watch-dog and a power supply. The integration of the FPGA with the standard components on a module, significantly simplifies the design and multilayer PCB layout effort required to build a system on FPGA.
The programmable nature of the FPGA makes it possible to choose to implement the functions needed in the system, including custom designed interfaces commonly found in embedded systems. It also allows the systems to be upgraded should new requirements arise during the
product life. Building and integrating all the system functions onto a single module, simplifies the hardware design and makes it more robust.
Measuring only 49x61 mm (1.93x2.40 ) the module connects to a base PCB using two quality 120-pin 0.8 mm pitch connectors, carrying the power and IO signals.
- Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA (2 sizes available: 1200 and 1600 kgates).
- 16 bit wide DDR SDRAM chip with up to 128 Mbytes capacity. 600 Mbyte/s burst bandwidth.
- 16 bit wide NOR FLASH with up to 128 Mbytes capacity.
- 16 bit wide low-power SRAM with up to 4 Mbytes capacity, with battery backup capability,
- allowing machine states to be stored and resumed during a power-failure.
- Supervisor chip for voltage supervision, backup voltage switching, reset generation and watchdog
- Dual auto boot system: System will boot from backup FPGA image if the main image has been
- 1.2 and 2.5V power supply circuitry with 3.3V input voltage. These voltages are available on the
- connector and can drive additional circuitry.
- Two 120-pin 0.8 mm pitch board-to-board connectors with 143 IO/I pins available from the
- FPGA as well as JTAG, power and 8-bit shared data bus.
- On-board 50 MHz oscillator.
- On-board LED indicators for: boot image selection, configuration status / user defined.
- Reduced system design time
- Reduced PCB layout time
- Reduced numbers of PCB layers
- Reduced logic design time when based on a reference design
- Reduced development risk
- Reduced testing/debugging time
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