VPX-VLX Series

By Acromag, Inc.

VPX-VLX Series


  • Series of 3U VPX FPGA boards
  • 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 P2 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine plug-in I/O modules
  • Signal processor card that is capable of rapidly executing custom instruction sets and algorithms
  • Typical uses include signal intelligence, image processing, hardware simulation, and communications
  • Several options for FPGA logic capacity and conduction-cooled extended temperature operation
  • Choice of logic-optimized FPGAs to match the performance requirements
  • Cards can be ordered with a Xilinx VLX85T, VLX110T, or VLX155T FPGA featuring up to 155,000 logic cells and 128 DSP48E slices
  • Each model is available in a format designed for use in air-cooled or conduction-cooled systems suitable for -40 to +85 ºC operation
  • Large, high-speed memory banks provide efficient data handling
  • Dual-ported 1M x 64-bit SRAM enables high-speed DMA transfers to/from the CPU while simultaneously writing data to memory
  • Generous 32M x 32-bit DDR2 SDRAM buffers give the FPGA fast access to I/O port data
  • FPGA code loads from the PCIe bus or from on-board flash memory
  • A double fat pipe 4-lane PCIe interface ensures very fast data throughput
  • 64 I/O lines are accessible through the rear (P2) connector
  • A series of AXM extension modules are available to provide additional front-end A/D, RS-485, CMOS, or LVDS I/O channels through a mezzanine connector on the front of the board
  • Acromag's Engineering Design Kit provides utilities to help users develop custom programs, load VHDL into the FPGA and to establish DMA transfers between the FPGA and the CPU
  • The kit includes a compiled FPGA file and example VHDL code provided as selectable blocks with examples for the local bus interface, read/writes, and change-of-state interrupts to the PCI bus
  • A JTAG interface allows users to perform on-board VHDL simulation
  • Further analysis is supported with a ChipScope Pro interface

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