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Acromag PMC Module Uses Spartan-6 FPGA to Reduce Costs

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Acromag introduced new PMC mezzanine modules featuring the cost-optimized Xilinx Spartan-6 field programmable gate array (FPGA). The PMC-SLX reconfigurable FPGA modules can save thousands of dollars, yet still deliver high-performance computing for algorithm acceleration and custom logic processing tasks.

Spartan-6 FPGAs have integrated logic, DSP, and memory resources that leverage the Virtex-6 FPGA platform s architecture and system-level blocks for quicker and smoother system development. Acromag adds a high-throughput PCI-X interface, large memory banks, and easy access to field I/O signals to deliver a ready-to-use FPGA computing module for advanced signal processing applications. Typical uses include hardware simulation, in-circuit diagnostics, communications, signal intelligence, and image processing.

Field I/O interfaces to the FPGA via the rear J4/P4 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine I/O extension modules. 64 I/O or 32 LVDS lines are accessible through the rear connector. Acromag s plug-in AXM mezzanine cards provide additional I/O processing capabilities. Acromag s Engineering Design Kit provides utilities to help users develop custom programs, load VHDL into the FPGA, and establish DMA transfers between the FPGA and the CPU. The kit includes a compiled FPGA file and example VHDL code provided as selectable blocks with examples for the local bus interface, read/writes, and change-of-state interrupts to the PCI bus.

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