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Product short description:
  • LVDS I/O and plug-In I/O modules
  • XC5VSX95T FPGA with 94K logic cells and 640 DSP48E slices

Acromag’s PMC-VSX 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.

PMC-VSX User-configurable Virtex-5 FPGA with Plug-in I/O Description

Acromag’s PMC-VSX 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.

The on-board FPGA is a DSP-optimized version of the Virtex-5 FPGA. 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 (Bulletin 8400-458) 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.

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

PMC-VSX User-configurable Virtex-5 FPGA with Plug-in I/O Features & Benefits

  • Reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA (VSX95T)
  • PCI-X bus 100MHz 64-bit interface
  • Supports both front and rear I/O connections
  • 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)
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 to Reduce Costs with Customized I/O on COTS FPGA Modules - 8500884
Reduce Costs with Customized I/O on COTS FPGA Modules It is now common to deploy COTS FPGA modules to help speed development cycles and reduce overall project costs. However, to maximize savings when FPGAs are used to perform custom I/O functions, it is very important to first determine the suitability of a particular FPGA module for...
How Can PMC FPGA Boards Excel at Image Processing? - 8400592
Acromag PMC FPGA Boards Excel at Image Processing Acromag has engaged in a number of image processing applications based upon implementations of Camera Link running on a Virtex-5 FPGA module. In several of these instances, LVDS signals are used to collect the image data through front and/or rear I/O connections on the PMC FPGA module....
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...
PMC-VLX / VSX-EDK: Engineering Design Kit Information Page (Log in to download the file)
PCISW-API-LNX: Linux Support Driver Download (Log in to download the file)
PMCSW-API-VXW: VxWorks Support Driver Information Page (Log in to download the file)
PCISW-API-WIN: Windows Support Driver Information Page (Log in to download the file)
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    AXM-A30: Analog Input Extension I/O Module for PMC FPGAs

    • High-Speed Analog Input
    • Two Differential Channels
    • Two 16-bit A/D Channels
    These extension modules plug into the front mezzanine on Acromag’s PMC-LX/SX (Virtex®-4 FPGA), and PMC-VLX/VSX/ VFX (Virtex-5 FPGA) modules.
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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.
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    PMC-VLX/VSX-EDK: Engineering Design Kit

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Additional information

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

PMC-VSX95: 94,208 logic cells, PMC-VSX95E: 94,208 logic cells, conduction-cooled, extended temp. range.

FPGA Type

Xilinx Virtex-5

Product Series

Virtex-5 Series

Logic Cells

94K

  • Description

    PMC-VSX User-configurable Virtex-5 FPGA with Plug-in I/O Description

    Acromag’s PMC-VSX 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.

    The on-board FPGA is a DSP-optimized version of the Virtex-5 FPGA. 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 (Bulletin 8400-458) 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.

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

    PMC-VSX User-configurable Virtex-5 FPGA with Plug-in I/O Features & Benefits

    • Reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA (VSX95T)
    • PCI-X bus 100MHz 64-bit interface
    • Supports both front and rear I/O connections
    • 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)
  • 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 to Reduce Costs with Customized I/O on COTS FPGA Modules - 8500884
    Reduce Costs with Customized I/O on COTS FPGA Modules It is now common to deploy COTS FPGA modules to help speed development cycles and reduce overall project costs. However, to maximize savings when FPGAs are used to perform custom I/O functions, it is very important to first determine the suitability of a particular FPGA module for...
    How Can PMC FPGA Boards Excel at Image Processing? - 8400592
    Acromag PMC FPGA Boards Excel at Image Processing Acromag has engaged in a number of image processing applications based upon implementations of Camera Link running on a Virtex-5 FPGA module. In several of these instances, LVDS signals are used to collect the image data through front and/or rear I/O connections on the PMC FPGA module....
    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

    PMC-VLX / VSX-EDK: Engineering Design Kit Information Page (Log in to download the file)
    PCISW-API-LNX: Linux Support Driver Download (Log in to download the file)
    PMCSW-API-VXW: VxWorks Support Driver Information Page (Log in to download the file)
    PCISW-API-WIN: Windows Support Driver Information Page (Log in to download the file)
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      AXM-A30: Analog Input Extension I/O Module for PMC FPGAs

      • High-Speed Analog Input
      • Two Differential Channels
      • Two 16-bit A/D Channels
      These extension modules plug into the front mezzanine on Acromag’s PMC-LX/SX (Virtex®-4 FPGA), and PMC-VLX/VSX/ VFX (Virtex-5 FPGA) modules.
      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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      PMC-VLX/VSX-EDK: Engineering Design Kit

      Select options
  • Additional information

    Additional information

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

    PMC-VSX95: 94,208 logic cells, PMC-VSX95E: 94,208 logic cells, conduction-cooled, extended temp. range.

    FPGA Type

    Xilinx Virtex-5

    Product Series

    Virtex-5 Series

    Logic Cells

    94K