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Real-time signal processing gets speedy with XMC module

Posted: 12 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:PCIe XMC module? real-time signal processing? FPGA computing?

Innovative Integration is offering the X5-GSPS, an XMC I/O module featuring the National Semiconductor 1.5GSps ADC08D1500 dual-channel, 8bit ADCs connected to a Virtex-5 FPGA computing core, DRAM and SRAM plus an 8-lane PCIe host interface.

A Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T with 512Mbyte DDR2 DRAM and 4Mbyte QDR-II memory provide a high performance DSP core for demanding applications such as emerging wireless standards. The close integration of the analog I/O, memory and host interface with the FPGA enables real-time signal processing at high rates exceeding 300GMACs/s.

The X5-GSPS provides engineers a turnkey, modular product suited to RF I/Q demodulation applications or other wideband analog signal capture applications. IP blocks available from Innovative can be embedded within the FPGA to perform digital down-conversion and decoding, unburdening the host of computationally intensive processing functions.

The X5 XMC modules couple Innovative's Velocia architecture with a high performance, 8-lane PCIe interface that provides over 1GBps sustained transfer rates to the host. Private links to host cards with >1.6GBps capacity using P16 are provided for system integration. The X5 family can be fully customized using VHDL and MATLAB using the FrameWork Logic toolset. The MATLAB BSP supports real-time hardware-in-the-loop development using the graphical, block diagram Simulink environment with Xilinx System Generator.

Software tools for host development include C++ libraries and drivers for Windows and Linux.

Pricing starts at $9,995. Devices are available now.

- Ismini Scouras

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