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XMC module for signal processing
18 April 2018, Computer/Embedded Technology

Pentek introduced the newest member of the Jade family of high-performance data converter XMC modules based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA.

The Model 71800 is a co-processor module with an XMC PCI Express Gen 3 interface and general purpose I/O using parallel LVDS and gigabit serial ports.

The Jade architecture embodies a streamlined approach to FPGA based boards, simplifying the design to reduce power and cost, while still providing some of the highest-performance FPGA resources available today. Designed to work with Pentek’s Navigator Design Suite of tools, the combination of Jade and Navigator offers users an efficient path to developing and deploying FPGA IP for data and signal processing.

The Model 71800 is pre-loaded with IP modules for DMA engines, a DDR4 memory controller, test signal and metadata generators, data packing and flow control to speed up the development process. The board is available with the Kintex UltraScale KU035, KU060 and KU115, supporting a range of processing power. The majority of the Kintex UltraScale FPGA resources are available for customer installed IP for processing and management of I/O.

“Designers who need to boost DSP processing for an existing system, or wish to develop their own new IP application, can take good advantage of the Model 71800,” said Bob Sgandurra, director of product management at Pentek. “Not only does it offer up to 5520 DSP slices for plenty of processing horsepower, it also provides well-defined connections to PCIe, DDR4 memory, LVDS I/O and gigabit serial links to support high-performance interfaces.”

As the central feature of the Jade architecture, the FPGA has access to all data and control paths, allowing direct access to all board resources. A large 5 GB bank of DDR4 SDRAM is available to the FPGA for custom applications. The x8 PCIe Gen 3 link can sustain 6,4 GBps data transfers to system memory. Eight additional gigabit serial lanes and 38 LVDS general purpose I/O pairs are available for specialised interfaces.

Pentek’s Navigator Design Suite consists of two components: Navigator FDK (FPGA Design Kit) for integrating custom IP into Pentek designs and Navigator BSP (Board Support Package) for creating host software applications.

The Navigator FDK includes the board’s entire FPGA design as a block diagram that can be edited in Xilinx’s Vivado tool suite. In addition to the block diagrams, all source code and complete IP core documentation is included. Developers can integrate their own IP along with the Pentek factory-installed functions or use the Navigator kit to completely replace the Pentek IP with their own. The Navigator FDK Library is AXI-4 compliant, providing a well defined interface for developing custom IP or integrating IP from other sources.

The Navigator BSP contains high-level libraries and drivers for Windows and Linux operating systems. Users can work efficiently using high-level API functions, or gain full access to the underlying libraries including source code.

The Model 71800 XMC module is designed to operate with a wide range of carrier boards in PCIe, 3U and 6U VPX, AMC, 3U and 6U CompactPCI and 3U Compact Serial form factors, with versions for both commercial and rugged environments.


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