Low-power compact development Platform FPGA + ARM + DACs + ADCs + VGA + GbE LAN + USB2+ NAND + TCXO + RS422

  • More than an evaluation kit
    • In one small 3"x3" package, this low-power (<2W) board packs large digital signal processing capabilities:
      • Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA XC6SLX45-1L (low-power)
      • 32-bit ARM coprocessor running at 120 MHz
      • Dual 125 MSamples/s 12-bit DACs, 1Vpp differential outputs
      • Dual 80 MSamples/s 10-bit ADCs
      • Gigabit Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000)
      • Two USB 2.0 interfaces to connect a PC to the FPGA and the ARM processor respectively. The PC-FPGA connection supports signaling rates of 480 Mbit/s (High Speed), 85 Mbit/s sustained throughput.
      • LVCMOS, LVDS and RS422 data interfaces
      • NAND: 1 Gbit to store numerous FPGA configurations and user non-volatile data
      • TCXO frequency reference or external frequency reference
  • 3 receiver input options
    • Input option A: dual I/Q baseband, 2Vpp differential
    • Input option B: 70 MHz IF input: -50 to +5 dBm, 50 Ohm, 20 MHz bandwidth
    • Input option C: 140 MHz IF input: -50 to +5 dBm, 50 Ohm, 20 MHz bandwidth
    • Custom input frequencies 40-700MHz also available upon request
  • Other options available at the time of order:
    • +5VDC unregulated vs +3.3VDC regulated supply
    • TCXO vs external frequency reference
    Supports multiple personalities and dynamic reconfiguration
  • 8 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 2 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
  • ComScope-enabled: key internal signals can be captured in real-time and displayed on the host computer
  • Included development environment:
    • Graphical user interface (ComBlock Control Center) for monitoring, control, and FPGA programming.
    • Hardware schematics
    • USB Windows driver
    • FPGA HDL template code.
    • .ngc drivers for the USB 2.0., TCP, Ethernet MAC.
    • VHDL drivers for the DACs, ADCs, ComScope.
    • ARM coprocessor template code
  • Typical development environment (not supplied):
    • FPGA/VHDL/Verilog development: Xilinx ISE Webpack (free)
    • ARM C/C++ development environment: Eclipse, Yagarto tool chain, OpenOCD debugger (free)

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    Specifications (549 KB)
    Getting Started with VHDL Development
    USB 2.0 User manual
    Creating a .mcs file
    VHDL Code Template
    ARM Code Template
    Download USB2.0 Driver
    Purchase Online
    $395 COM-1700
    $29 Optional ARM programming adapter