Virtex-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit


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Accelerate Your Designs - Right Out of the Box

The Virtex®-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit is a comprehensive high performance connectivity development, debug and demonstration platform for high-bandwidth and high-performance applications in multiple market segments. The Virtex-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit delivers a fully validated and supported reference design that integrates built-in blocks for GTX transceivers and PCI Express, soft IP for XAUI protocol, a high-performance 10G DMA IP core from Northwest Logic, and a Virtual FIFO memory controller interfacing to an external DDR3 memory.

Jump-start your development with Targeted Reference Designs with support for the AXI4™ Interconnect Standard.

Download the version for the Virtex-6 FPGA Family.

What's Included

  • ROHS compliant ML605 Base Board including the XC6VLX240T-1FFG1156 CES FPGA
  • Vita57.1 FMC daughter card with one CX4, two SATA, and eight SMA connectors
Tools & IP
  • ISE Design Suite: Embedded Edition (Device-locked to the Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA)
Targeted Reference Design(s) and Demo(s)
  • Design includes support for PCI Express® (x8 Gen1 / x4 Gen2), DMA, Virtual FIFO Memory controller supporting DDR3 interface, and XAUI interface 
  • TRD Design Files including top-level RTL / Source files
  • TRD ISE Project files, Simulation and Implementation Environment
  • 10G DMA Design – Northwest Logic PCIe Packet DMA IP (Evaluation hardware timeout version and Simulation Model)
  • TRD Interface Software – Linux Device Drivers, Application, Demonstration
Example Design(s) and Demo(s)
  • Board Diagnostic Demo
  • ChipScope Pro Serial IO Toolkit IBERT Transceiver Test Design
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit Hardware Setup Guide
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit Getting Started
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Targeted Reference Design User Guide
  • Example Designs User Guide
  • Schematics and PCB files
Cables & Adapters
  • Universal 12V power supply
  • Two USB cables 
  • One Ethernet cable 
  • One DVI-VGA adapter – standard interface for video display
  • One CX4 loopback adapter
  • One SATA straight and loopback cable
Additional Materials
  • All reference designs including TRD files, demos, and documents are delivered on a USB stick
  • Fedora 10 Live CD - Linux Operating System

Key Features

  • FPGA: XC6VLX240T-1FFG1156 
  • Serial Connectivity:
    • PCI Express x8 Edge Connector
    • SFP transceiver connector (SFP module not included)
    • On board SMA: 1 SMA port (Tx & Rx) for off-board GTX transceiver connectivity
    • FMC Daughter Card: CX4 connectivity
    • FMC Daughter Card: 2 SATA connectivity ports
    • FMC Daughter Card: 2 SMA ports for off-board GTX transceiver connectivity
  • Parallel Connectivity:
    • 10/100/1000 Tri-Speed Ethernet (RJ-45)
    • USB To UART Bridge
    • USB Host Port and USB Peripheral Port
  • Memory
    • DDR3 SO-DIMM (512 MB)
    • BPI Linear Flash (32 MB) (Also available for configuration)
    • IIC EEPROM (8 Kb)
  • Additional Connectivity:
    • FMC Expansion Port: Low Pin Count (LPC)
      • One GTX Transceiver
      • 68 SelectIOs
    • User GPIO with two SMA connectors
  • Device Configuration:
    • Onboard configuration circuitry (USB to JTAG)
    • 16MB Platform Flash XL
    • 32MB Parallel (BPI) Flash
    • System ACE CF with 2GB Compact FLASH (CF) Card
  • Clocking
    • 200 MHz Oscillator (Differential)
    • 66 MHz Socketed Oscillator (Single-Ended)
    • SMA Connectors for external clock (Differential)
    • GTX Reference Clock port with 2 SMA connectors 
  • Display & Controls:
    • 16x2 LCD character display
    • DVI Output
    • System Monitor
    • User Push buttons (5), DIP switches (8), LEDs (13)
    • User GPIO with two SMA connectors
  • Power
    • 12V wall adapter or ATX
    • Voltage and Current measurement capability of 2.5V, 1.5V, and 1.2V, 1.0V supplies
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Xilinx offers a 90-day limited warranty on this product. See Limited Warranty for detailed information.