Portland, Ore. - The new XEM5010 FPGA USB 2.0 integration module from Opal Kelly is based on the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, delivering 256-MB DDR2, 36-Mb SSRAM, 32-Mb Flash, and up to 200 high-speed user I/Os. The XEM5010 provides developers with access to a large amount of programmable hardware logic using only a few simple API calls from Opal Kelly's FrontPanel software and API.
The XEM5010 is the fastest FPGA USB 2.0 integration module in the Opal Kelly product line and has a footprint of just 85mm x 61mm x 17.6mm (3.35" x 2.40" x 0.69").
In addition to a high gate-count, high-performance FPGA, the XEM5010 utilizes the high transfer rate of USB 2.0 for configuration downloads, enabling an almost instant reprogramming of the FPGA.
Opal Kelly's FrontPanel software interface, included with the module, is an easy-to-use and robust API for communication, configuration, and interfacing to the PC. FrontPanel handles all the interaction between the PC software and the FPGA internals, dramatically reducing the time and effort required to interface to a design.
The Virtex-5 device on the XEM5010 is fully supported by the latest Xilinx WebPack toolchain, available at no charge from Xilinx.
The XEM5010 is the most powerful module of Opal Kelly's FPGA USB 2.0 modules. It features 256 MiB DDR2 SDRAM using two completely independent 128-MByte DDR2 SDRAMs (total memory bandwidth 2.128-GB/s or 17.024-Gb/s); 32 Mbit Serial Flash.
The new module has a multi-platform API (available for Microsoft Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux, with a variety of languages including C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python and Java).
DLL support is provided for a variety of third-party tools including Matlab and LabVIEW.
The XEM5010 is fully supported by the latest Xilinx WebPack toolchain available at no charge from Xilinx.
Opal Kelly XEM5010 modules are available immediately, off-the-shelf, from the Opal Kelly Online Store.'Prices range from $1499.95, with volume discounts available.
For more information visit www.opalkelly.com.