CAMBRIDGE, UK COTS board supplier Alpha Data has announced its first Virtex-6 FPGA based platform aimed at demanding digital signal processing applications.
The ADM-XRC-6TL XMC card is fully compliant with the VITA 42.3 industry standard (PCI-Express backplane) and is well suited for the development of electromagnetic intelligence and image processing applications.
The flexible board architecture supports the larger Xilinx Virtex-6 devices, including the LX240T, LX365T, LX550T, SX315T and SX475T. Initially supporting the SX240T-ES device, other density options will be offered as soon as they are made available.
A key feature of the ADM-XRC-6TL is Alpha Data's PCIe to Local Bus bridge design, which provides a simple, high-performance interface, between the host and FPGA system.
This reliable bridge solution, coupled with Alpha Data's software development kit, enables the rapid development and instantiation of complex cores while maximizing available FPGA resources.
The board is supplied with 1 or 2Gbyte of DDR3 SDRAM supporting transfer rates of up to 3.2GB/s and arranged in 4 independent banks for maximum flexibility.
In addition, battery back-up of IP encryption keys is provided, ensuring maximum security and design protection.
Up to 146 LVCMOS/LVDS I/O and 8 high-speed serial links are provided to the front connectors, while 12 high-speed serial links, a x4 PCI Express I/F and 24 General Purpose IO (GPIO) are provided as standard to the rear connectors.
For I/O intensive applications, an additional 32 GPIO can be supported through an optional Pn4 connector. Application specific I/O options are also available via a comprehensive range of front-panel adapter products, including LVDS, high-performance analog, Cameralink, and optical and copper RocketIO.
The software development kit supplied with the ADM-XRC-6TL, includes reference designs, API and drivers for Windows, Linux and VxWorks.
More information on the company's website