XMC Module Boasts Eight 250 MSPS 14-bit A/Ds, Virtex-6 FPGA and 4 Gbyte Memory

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A new XMC module integrates digitizing with signal processing on a PMC/XMC I/O module. The X6-250M from Innovative Integration has a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA signal processing core, and high-performance PCI Express/PCI host interface. Applications include software-defined radio, RADAR receivers and multi-channel data recorders.

The X6-250M has eight simultaneously sampling A/D channels that sample at rates up to 310 MSPS (14-bit). The A/Ds have matched input delays and response. The A/Ds are supported by a programmable sample clock PLL and triggering that support multi-card synchronization for large scale systems. The Xilinx Virtex-6 SX315T (LX240T and SX475T options) with four banks of 1 Gbyte DRAM provides a very high-performance DSP core with over 2000 MACs (SX315T). The close integration of the analog IO, memory and host interface with the FPGA enables real-time signal processing at extremely high rates.

The X6-250M has both XMC and PCI interfaces, supporting PCI Express or older PCI systems. The PCI Express interface provides up to 3.2 Gbyte/s sustained transfers rates through a x8 PCIe Gen2 interface. System expansion is supported using secondary PCI Express or Aurora port used as a private data channel or second system bus.

Power consumption is 23W for typical operation. The module may be conduction-cooled using VITA20 standard and a heat spreading plate. Ruggedization levels for wide-temperature operation include a temperature range from -40° to +85°C operation (conformal coating) and tested to 0.1 g2/Hz vibration.

The FPGA logic can be fully customized using VHDL, Matlab and the Frame Work Logic tool set. The Matlab Board Support Package (BSP) supports real-time hardware-in-the-loop development using the graphical block diagram Simulink environment with Xilinx System Generator. IP cores for many wireless and DSP functions such as DDC, PSK/FSK demod, OFDM receiver, correlators and large FFT are available. Software tools for host development include C++ libraries and drivers for Windows and Linux (including real-time variants). Application examples demonstrating the module features are provided.

Innovative Integration, Simi Valley, CA. (805) 578-4260. [].