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Product short description:
  • PMC module with PCI-X interface
  • Logic-optimized Spartan-6 FPGA
  • I/O extension mezzanine modules
  • 147,433 logic cells (XC6SLX150)

Field I/O interfaces to the PMC FPGA via the rear J4/P4 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine AXM plug-in I/O modules.

PMC-SLX: User-Configurable Spartan-6 FPGA Modules with Plug-In I/O Description

Acromag’s cost-effective PMC-SLX modules feature a user-configurable Xilinx® Spartan®-6 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput PCI-X interface. Field I/O interfaces to the PMC FPGA via the rear J4/P4 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine AXM plug-in I/O modules. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.

Large, high-speed memory banks enable efficient data handling. The dual-port SRAM facilitates high-speed DMA transfers to the bus or CPU. A high-bandwidth PCI-X interface ensures fast data throughput. 64 I/O lines are accessible through the rear (J4) connector. Additional I/O processing is supported on a separate mezzanine card that plugs into the PMC FPGA base board.

A variety of these external AXM I/O cards are available to interface your analog and digital I/O signals. Take advantage of the conduction-cooled design for use in hostile environments. Conduction efficiently dissipates heat if there is inadequate cooling air flow. Optional extended temperature models operate reliably 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 debugging.

Learn more about all of Acromag’s FPGA modules and view all models >

PMC-SLX: User-Configurable Spartan-6 FPGA Modules with Plug-In I/O Features & Benefits

  • Reconfigurable Spartan-6 FPGA with 147,433 logic cells
  • PCI-X bus 100MHz 64-bit interface
  • 256k x 64-bit dual-port SRAM provides direct links from the PCI bus and to FPGA (optional 1M x 64-bit)
  • Supports both front and rear I/O connections
  • 64 I/O or 32 LVDS lines direct to FPGA via rear (J4) connector
  • Plug-in I/O extension modules are available for front mezzanine
  • FPGA code loads from PCI-X bus or from flash memory
  • Other memory options available (call factory)
  • Supports dual DMA channel data transfer to CPU/bus
  • Support for Xilinx ChipScope™ Pro interface
  • Designed for conduction-cooled host card or -40 to 85°C operation in air-cooled systems
How to Get the Timing Right in Critical FPGA Applications - 8400589
Get the Timing Right in Critical FPGA Applications As the capacity of FPGA devices increases, the quantity and complexity of application tasks deployed on a single PMC FPGA module likewise increases. As a result, accurate management of all the unique clocks associated with these tasks becomes a very significant challenge for the application developer. In...
How Does Conduction Cooling Keep Heat in Check? - 8400530
Keeping Heat in Check: Conduction Cooling Expands Application Boundaries Current application demands of PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) modules have grown from the simple addition of I/O and low-level communications to the servicing and off-loading of high performance software defined radio (SDR), digital signal processing (DSP), co-processing, and now re-configurable FPGA-based computing with gigabit interfaces. This...
PCISW-API-LNX: Linux Support Driver Download (Log in to download the file)
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    AXM-A75: Multi-function I/O for PMC & XMC FPGAs

    • 16 analog inputs, simultaneous A/D
    • 8 analog outputs, simultaneous D/A
    • 16 digital I/O channels
    The AXM-75 is a multi-function I/O module that adds A/D, D/A, and digital I/O signal processing functions to an FPGA board. These extension I/O modules plug directly onto many Acromag reconfigurable FPGA cards equipped with an AXM mezzanine connector.
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    AXM-D Series: Digital I/O Extension Modules for PMC & XMC FPGAs

    • Plug-In I/O Modules
    • Choose from four I/O Options
    • JTAG Support Option
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    PCISW-API-LNX: Linux Libraries (download only)

    • Application programming interface with function routines
    • For XMC, CompactPCI, PCI, and PMC modules
    • Includes C source code
    • Download at no charge
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    PCISW-API-WIN

    • Support for Acromag XMC, PMC, PCI, CompactPCI cards
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    PMCSW-API-VXW: VxWorks Libraries

    • VxWorks function libraries for XMC, PMC, PCI and CompactPCI products (except IP carriers)
    • Supports any CPU target with quick modification.
    • API easily convertible for any operating system
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Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 1 in
Part Number

PMC-SLX150: 256 x 64-bit dual-port SRAM, PMC-SLX150E: 256 x 64-bit dual-port SRAM, extended temp. range, PMC-SLX150-1M: 1M x 64-bit dual-port SRAM, PMC-SLX150E-1M: 1M x 64-bit dual-port SRAM, extended temp. range

FPGA Type

Xilinx Spartan-6

Product Series

Spartan-6 Series

Logic Cells

147K

  • Description

    PMC-SLX: User-Configurable Spartan-6 FPGA Modules with Plug-In I/O Description

    Acromag’s cost-effective PMC-SLX modules feature a user-configurable Xilinx® Spartan®-6 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput PCI-X interface. Field I/O interfaces to the PMC FPGA via the rear J4/P4 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine AXM plug-in I/O modules. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms.

    Large, high-speed memory banks enable efficient data handling. The dual-port SRAM facilitates high-speed DMA transfers to the bus or CPU. A high-bandwidth PCI-X interface ensures fast data throughput. 64 I/O lines are accessible through the rear (J4) connector. Additional I/O processing is supported on a separate mezzanine card that plugs into the PMC FPGA base board.

    A variety of these external AXM I/O cards are available to interface your analog and digital I/O signals. Take advantage of the conduction-cooled design for use in hostile environments. Conduction efficiently dissipates heat if there is inadequate cooling air flow. Optional extended temperature models operate reliably 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 debugging.

    Learn more about all of Acromag’s FPGA modules and view all models >

    PMC-SLX: User-Configurable Spartan-6 FPGA Modules with Plug-In I/O Features & Benefits

    • Reconfigurable Spartan-6 FPGA with 147,433 logic cells
    • PCI-X bus 100MHz 64-bit interface
    • 256k x 64-bit dual-port SRAM provides direct links from the PCI bus and to FPGA (optional 1M x 64-bit)
    • Supports both front and rear I/O connections
    • 64 I/O or 32 LVDS lines direct to FPGA via rear (J4) connector
    • Plug-in I/O extension modules are available for front mezzanine
    • FPGA code loads from PCI-X bus or from flash memory
    • Other memory options available (call factory)
    • Supports dual DMA channel data transfer to CPU/bus
    • Support for Xilinx ChipScope™ Pro interface
    • Designed for conduction-cooled host card or -40 to 85°C operation in air-cooled systems
  • Tech Papers

    How to Get the Timing Right in Critical FPGA Applications - 8400589
    Get the Timing Right in Critical FPGA Applications As the capacity of FPGA devices increases, the quantity and complexity of application tasks deployed on a single PMC FPGA module likewise increases. As a result, accurate management of all the unique clocks associated with these tasks becomes a very significant challenge for the application developer. In...
    How Does Conduction Cooling Keep Heat in Check? - 8400530
    Keeping Heat in Check: Conduction Cooling Expands Application Boundaries Current application demands of PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) modules have grown from the simple addition of I/O and low-level communications to the servicing and off-loading of high performance software defined radio (SDR), digital signal processing (DSP), co-processing, and now re-configurable FPGA-based computing with gigabit interfaces. This...
  • Specs & Data Sheets

  • Software

    PCISW-API-LNX: Linux Support Driver Download (Log in to download the file)
  • Accessories

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      AXM-A30: Analog Input Extension I/O Module for PMC FPGAs

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      AXM-A75: Multi-function I/O for PMC & XMC FPGAs

      • 16 analog inputs, simultaneous A/D
      • 8 analog outputs, simultaneous D/A
      • 16 digital I/O channels
      The AXM-75 is a multi-function I/O module that adds A/D, D/A, and digital I/O signal processing functions to an FPGA board. These extension I/O modules plug directly onto many Acromag reconfigurable FPGA cards equipped with an AXM mezzanine connector.
      Select options
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      AXM-D Series: Digital I/O Extension Modules for PMC & XMC FPGAs

      • Plug-In I/O Modules
      • Choose from four I/O Options
      • JTAG Support Option
      These extension modules plug into the front mezzanine on Acromag’s PMC-LX/SX (Virtex®-4 FPGA), PMC-VLX/VSX/VFX (Virtex-5 FPGA) modules, and PMC-SLX (Spartan-6 FPGA) modules.
      Select options
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      PCISW-API-LNX: Linux Libraries (download only)

      • Application programming interface with function routines
      • For XMC, CompactPCI, PCI, and PMC modules
      • Includes C source code
      • Download at no charge
      Read more
    • Compare

      PCISW-API-WIN

      • Support for Acromag XMC, PMC, PCI, CompactPCI cards
      Select options
    • Compare

      PMCSW-API-VXW: VxWorks Libraries

      • VxWorks function libraries for XMC, PMC, PCI and CompactPCI products (except IP carriers)
      • Supports any CPU target with quick modification.
      • API easily convertible for any operating system
      Select options
  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight 16 oz
    Dimensions 7 × 5 × 1 in
    Part Number

    PMC-SLX150: 256 x 64-bit dual-port SRAM, PMC-SLX150E: 256 x 64-bit dual-port SRAM, extended temp. range, PMC-SLX150-1M: 1M x 64-bit dual-port SRAM, PMC-SLX150E-1M: 1M x 64-bit dual-port SRAM, extended temp. range

    FPGA Type

    Xilinx Spartan-6

    Product Series

    Spartan-6 Series

    Logic Cells

    147K