FPGA Development Platform (Spartan-3 400) & USB 2.0

  • Higher-performance newer-generation modules are now available: COM-1500/1800/1900
  • Low-cost generic platform for custom application development
  • Xilinx Spartan-3 XC3S400-4 FPGA features 400K system gates including 288Kbit of dual port memory and 16 dedicated 18x18 multipliers
  • USB 2.0 interface supports signaling rates of 480 Mbit/s (High Speed) and 12 Mbit/s (Full Speed). Typical sustained data throughputs are 85 Mbit/s (HS) and 6.5 Mbit/s (FS)
  • Supports multiple personalities and dynamic reconfiguration
  • Up to 7 custom FPGA configurations can be stored in non-volatile flash memory
  • The selected configuration is automatically reloaded at power up or upon software command within 0.4 seconds
  • Graphical User Interface is used for remote monitoring and control over a USB link. This includes loading the FPGA configuration file into non-volatile flash memory
  • This module is interface compatible with other pre-programmed ComBlock modules via standard 2-row 40-pin 2mm connector
  • ComScope-enabled: key internal signals can be captured in real-time and displayed on the host computer
  • Development environment includes:
    • Graphical user interface
    • Hardware schematics
    • USB Windows driver (.sys and .inf files)
    • HDL template code
    • USB interface Java API and associated .jar and .dll files
    • USB interface C++ API and associated .dll file
    • USB NGC component
    • DAC driver (source code)
    • ComScope source code
  • Tools required (not provided):
    • Xilinx ISE (7.1 or later recommended) with XST or other VHDL synthesis tools
    • Java development environment or C++ compiler, for custom USB applications

    Digital Input Output
    Most digital interface ComBlocks Most digital interface ComBlocks
    COM-30xx RF/IF/Baseband receivers COM-2001 Dual D/A converters, 2*10-bit, 125 Msamples/s
    COM-5003 TCP-IP / USB gateway COM-4004 70 MHz modulator, 2*14-bit, 50 Msamples/s
    COM-5004 IP Router  

    Other Development Platforms
    COM-1700: FPGA+ARM+DACs+ADCs
    COM-3011: 20-3000 MHz Receiver / SDR platform
    COM-1500: FPGA + ARM + DDR2 SODIMM socket + USB + NAND
    COM-1300: CardBus / PCMCIA + FPGA + SDRAM
    Specifications (244 KB)
    Getting Started with VHDL Development
    USB 2.0 User manual
    Creating a .mcs file
    VHDL Code Template
    Download USB2.0 Driver
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