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  • 64 LVDS I/O and plug-In I/O modules
  • XC5VLX85T/110T/155T FPGA, up to 155K logic cells, 128 DSP48E slices
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Acromag’s PMC-VLX boards feature a reconfigurable Xilinx® Virtex™-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCI-X 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 powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing your custom instruction sets and algorithms.

Three models provide a choice of logic-optimized FPGAs to match your performance requirements. Although there is no limit to the uses for these boards, several applications are ideal. Typical uses include hardware simulation, communications, military servers, in-circuit diagnostics, signal intelligence, and image processing.

64 I/O lines are provided via the rear (J4) connector. Additional I/O processing is supported on a separate mezzanine card that plugs into the FPGA base board. A variety of these external I/O cards offer an interface for your analog and digital I/O signals. See the AXM I/O Card data sheet for more details.

Large, high-speed memory banks provide efficient data handling. Generous DDR2 SDRAM buffers store captured data prior to FPGA processing. Afterward, data is moved to dual-port SRAM for high-speed DMA transfer to the bus or CPU. Our high-bandwidth PCI-X interface ensures fast data throughput.

Take advantage of conduction cooling for use in hostile environments. Conduction efficiently dissipates heat in environments with inadequate cooling air flow. Optional extended temperature models operate from -40 to 85°C.

Acromag’s Engineering Design Kit provides software utilities and example VHDL code to simplify your program development and get you running quickly. A JTAG interface enables on-board VHDL simulation.

Specifications

FPGA

FPGA: Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA: PMC-VLX85: XC5VLX85T FPGA with 82,944 logic cells and 48 DSP48E slices.
PMC-LX110: XC5VLX110T FPGA with 110,592 logic cells and 64 DSP48E slices.
PMC-LX155: XC5VLX155T FPGA with 155,648 logic cells and 128 DSP48E slices.
FPGA configuration: Download via PCI bus or flash memory.
Example FPGA program: VHDL provided for local bus interface, control of front & rear I/O, SRAM read/write interface logic, and SDRAM memory interface controller. See EDK
kit.

I/O Processing

Acromag AXM I/O modules: for front mezzanine: AXM modules attach to the board for additional I/O lines. Analog and digital I/O AXM modules are sold separately.
Rear I/O: 64 I/O (32 LVDS) lines supported with a direct connection between the FPGA and the rear I/O connector (J4).

Engineering Design Kit

Provides user with basic information required to develop a custom FPGA program. Kit must be ordered with the first purchase of a PMC-VLX module.

PMC Compliance

Conforms to PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 3.0 and CMC/PMC Specification, P1386.1.
Electrical/Mechanical Interface: Single-Width Module
PCI Bus Modes: Supports PCI-X at 100MHz, 66MHz and Standard PCI at 66MHz and 33MHz.
PCI-X Master/Target: 32-bit or 64-bit interface.
Signaling: 3.3V compliant.
Interrupts (INTA#): Interrupt A is used to request an interrupt.

Environmental

Operating temperature: 0 to 70°C or -40 to 85°C (E versions).
Storage temperature: -55 to 105°C.
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
Power: Consult factory. Operates from 3.3V supply.
MTBF: Hours at 25°C, MIL-HDBK-217F, Notice 2. VLX-85: 633,360; VLX-10: 624,625; VLX-155; call factory.

  • 64 I/O or 32 LVDS lines direct to FPGA via rear (J4)
  • Plug-in I/O modules are available for front mezzanine
  • FPGA code loads from PCI bus or flash memory
  • Two banks of 256Kb x 32-bit dual-ported SRAM
  • Two banks of 32Mb x 16-bit DDR2 SDRAM
  • Other memory options available (contact factory)
  • Supports dual DMA channel data transfer to CPU/bus
  • Supports 3.3V signalling
  • Support for Xilinx ChipScope™ Pro interface
  • 0 to 70°C or -40 to 85°C (E versions)
  • Reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
  • PCI-X bus 100MHz 64-bit interface
  • Supports both front and rear I/O connections
PCISW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
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    • VxWorks function libraries for XMC, PMC, PCI and CompactPCI products (except IP carriers)
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    • API easily convertible for any operating system
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Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 12 × 13 × 2 in
Part Number

PMCSW-API-VXW: VxWorks® function libraries

  • Description

    Application Programming Interface (API)

    Acromag’s software development tools greatly simplify the interface between the I/O boards and your application program.

    Libraries provide easy-to-use C function routines that quickly integrate with your application. The C functions are ready for use “as-is,” but they are also easily customized for your unique application.

    This powerful program lets you fully exercise the libraries and your hardware before running the actual application. These diagnostics will save you hours troubleshooting and debugging your applications. You can set addresses, set up registers, read real-world inputs, or drive outputs. The demonstration program steps you through the exact functions that are called in your application.

    Target any CPU

    Acromag provides direct support for VxWorks when using PowerPC, x86 and 68000 CPU boards. The VxWorks C Library includes support for x86 PCI, MV167 and MV2700 CPU boards.  Each library contains detailed information on integrating with the CPU’s Board Support Package (BSP). The libraries also include instructions for implementing this software with other manufacturer’s CPU board BSPs. Use with Industry Pack carriers from third-party board vendors is also supported.

    The IPSW-API-VXW library package offers support for Acromag carriers. Other carriers are compatible, but require some minor modifications.  Acromag uses a very innovative modular programming technique. This allows new carrier files to be created without affecting any of the complex IP module files or interrupt service routines.

    User-Friendly Licensing

    Acromag’s VxWorks software libraries are provided with a full site license. This allows anyone at your location to use this software without any additional charges.  Additionally, no run-time license is required either.

    The VxWorks software libraries include support for the full family of boards or modules, not just certain models unless otherwise noted.

  • Features & Benefits

    • 64 I/O or 32 LVDS lines direct to FPGA via rear (J4)
    • Plug-in I/O modules are available for front mezzanine
    • FPGA code loads from PCI bus or flash memory
    • Two banks of 256Kb x 32-bit dual-ported SRAM
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    • Supports dual DMA channel data transfer to CPU/bus
    • Supports 3.3V signalling
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    • 0 to 70°C or -40 to 85°C (E versions)
    • Reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
    • PCI-X bus 100MHz 64-bit interface
    • Supports both front and rear I/O connections
  • Specs & Data Sheets

  • Software

    PCISW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
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  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight 6 oz
    Dimensions 12 × 13 × 2 in
    Part Number

    PMCSW-API-VXW: VxWorks® function libraries