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Product short description:
  • Up to 155,648 logic cells
  • XMC module with PCIe interface
  • Logic-optimized Virtex-5 FPGA
  • I/O extension Mezzanine modules

Acromag’s XMC-VLX boards feature a reconfigurable Xilinx® Virtex™-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCIe interface.

 

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XMC-VLX: User-Configurable Virtex-5 FPGA Module with Plug-In I/O

Acromag’s XMC-VLX boards feature a reconfigurable 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 AXM 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 accessible through 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 are available to interface for your analog and digital I/O signals.

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 PCIe interface ensures fast data throughput.

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.

Performance Specifications

FPGA

FPGA Device: Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA.

Model XMC-VLX85:  XC5VLX85T-1FF1136 FPGA with 82,944 logic cells and 48 DSP48E slices.

Model XMC-LX110: XC5VLX110T-1FF1136 FPGA with 110,592 logic cells and 64 DSP48E slices.

Model XMC-LX155: XC5VLX155T-1FF1136 FPGA with 155,648 logic cells and 128 DSP48E slices.

FPGA configuration: Download via PCIe bus or flash memory.
Example FPGA program: VHDL provided for bus interface, front & rear I/O control, SRAM read/write interface logic, and SDRAM memory interface controller.

I/O Processing

Acromag AXM I/O modules: AXM modules plug into the XMC module’s front mezzanine 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 XMC-VLX module. XMC-VLX Engineering Design Kit information.

XMC Compliance

Conforms to PCI Express 1.1a electrical and protocol standards. 2.5Gbps data rate per lane per direction.
Complies with ANSI/VITA 42.0 specification for XMC module mechanicals and connectors.
Complies with ANSI/VITA 42.3 specification for XMC modules with PCI Express interface. Electrical/Mechanical Interface:  Single-Width Module.

Environmental

Operating temperature: -0 to 70°C or -40 to 85°C (E versions).
Storage temperature: -55 to 125°C.
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
Power: 3.3V (±5%):  700mA typical, 840mA maximum. +12V (±5%):  820mA typical, 984mA maximum
MTBF: Contact the factory.

 

  • Reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
  • PCIe bus 4-lane Gen 1 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 1Mb 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
  • Support for Xilinx ChipScope™ Pro interface
  • Conduction-cooled, 0 to 70°C or -40 to 85°C (E versions)

 

How to Get the Timing Right in Critical FPGA Applications Application Note
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 this article, we discuss the tools and constructs...
How to Reduce Costs with Customized I/O on COTS FPGA Modules Application Note
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 the application. This determination is dependent upon several factors: The...

Manuals

XMC-VLX Manual (Log in to download the file)

Getting started with XMC-VLX Virtx-5 FPGA module (Log in to download the file)

Drawings & Diagrams

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

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 7 × 4 × 1 in
Part Number

XMC-VLX85: 85k logic cells, XMC-VLX85E: 85k logic cells, extended temp. range., XMC-VLX110: 110k logic cells., XMC-VLX110E: 110k logic cells, extended temp. range., XMC-VLX155: 155k logic cells., XMC-VLX155E: 155k logic cells, extended temp. range.

FPGA Type

Xilinx Virtex-5

Product Series

Virtex-5 Series

  • Description

    XMC-VLX: User-Configurable Virtex-5 FPGA Module with Plug-In I/O

    Acromag’s XMC-VLX boards feature a reconfigurable 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 AXM 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 accessible through 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 are available to interface for your analog and digital I/O signals.

    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 PCIe interface ensures fast data throughput.

    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.

    Performance Specifications

    FPGA

    FPGA Device: Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA.

    Model XMC-VLX85:  XC5VLX85T-1FF1136 FPGA with 82,944 logic cells and 48 DSP48E slices.

    Model XMC-LX110: XC5VLX110T-1FF1136 FPGA with 110,592 logic cells and 64 DSP48E slices.

    Model XMC-LX155: XC5VLX155T-1FF1136 FPGA with 155,648 logic cells and 128 DSP48E slices.

    FPGA configuration: Download via PCIe bus or flash memory.
    Example FPGA program: VHDL provided for bus interface, front & rear I/O control, SRAM read/write interface logic, and SDRAM memory interface controller.

    I/O Processing

    Acromag AXM I/O modules: AXM modules plug into the XMC module’s front mezzanine 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 XMC-VLX module. XMC-VLX Engineering Design Kit information.

    XMC Compliance

    Conforms to PCI Express 1.1a electrical and protocol standards. 2.5Gbps data rate per lane per direction.
    Complies with ANSI/VITA 42.0 specification for XMC module mechanicals and connectors.
    Complies with ANSI/VITA 42.3 specification for XMC modules with PCI Express interface. Electrical/Mechanical Interface:  Single-Width Module.

    Environmental

    Operating temperature: -0 to 70°C or -40 to 85°C (E versions).
    Storage temperature: -55 to 125°C.
    Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
    Power: 3.3V (±5%):  700mA typical, 840mA maximum. +12V (±5%):  820mA typical, 984mA maximum
    MTBF: Contact the factory.

     

  • Features & Benefits

    • Reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA
    • PCIe bus 4-lane Gen 1 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 1Mb 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
    • Support for Xilinx ChipScope™ Pro interface
    • Conduction-cooled, 0 to 70°C or -40 to 85°C (E versions)

     

  • Tech Papers

    How to Get the Timing Right in Critical FPGA Applications Application Note
    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 this article, we discuss the tools and constructs...
    How to Reduce Costs with Customized I/O on COTS FPGA Modules Application Note
    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 the application. This determination is dependent upon several factors: The...
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    XMC-VLX Manual (Log in to download the file)

    Getting started with XMC-VLX Virtx-5 FPGA module (Log in to download the file)

    Drawings & Diagrams

  • Software

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

    Additional information

    Weight 16 oz
    Dimensions 7 × 4 × 1 in
    Part Number

    XMC-VLX85: 85k logic cells, XMC-VLX85E: 85k logic cells, extended temp. range., XMC-VLX110: 110k logic cells., XMC-VLX110E: 110k logic cells, extended temp. range., XMC-VLX155: 155k logic cells., XMC-VLX155E: 155k logic cells, extended temp. range.

    FPGA Type

    Xilinx Virtex-5

    Product Series

    Virtex-5 Series