This month Acromag releases two new products. The XMC FPGA module marks our entry into this new high-performance bus mezzanine format. Our busless carrier card is an inexpensive tool that was requested by a number of customers for specialized FPGA computing applications. As always, you can call our application engineers at248-295-0310 or follow the links in this newsletter for more information.
New XMC Module with ConfigurableVirtex-5 FPGA
For increased performance, Acromag has migrated their popular Virtex-5 FPGA module to an XMC format with a high-throughput PCI Express bus 4-lane interface and large data buffers.
Acromag's new XMC-VLX mezzanine modules feature a configurable 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 plug-in I/O modules. The result is a powerfuland flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executingcustom instruction sets and algorithms. Typical uses include hardware simulation, military servers, in-circuit diagnostics, communications, signal intelligence, and image processing. The boards start at $5500 with several options for FPGA logic capacity and extended temperature operation.
New Busless Carrier Card for Stand-alone Use of FPGA Modules
Acromag's new PMC carrier card delivers power to a PMC module and regulates the PCI bus start-up sequence to enable independent use of FPGA modules in embedded computing applications.
Acromag introduced the APMC4110 busless PMC modulecarrier card that allows use of a PMC module in an independent stand-alone mode. This carrier card delivers power to a PMC module and regulates the PCIbus start-up sequence to prevent a system lock-up by the connection to the local bus. The APMC4110 is ideal for custom computing applications based on a re-configurable FPGA module operating independently of VME, CompactPCI, or other bus-level resources. With the busless carrier card, no expensive card cage or other computer chassis is required. Pricing starts at $275.