Acromag introduces new XMC modules

Acromag announces the launch of a new range of XMC modules featuring
Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA.

Acromag’s new XMC-7K family of user-configurable Kintex-7 FPGA modules is
ideal for aerospace and COTS applications that demand high-performance
customised embedded systems. Typical applications include hardware simulation,
communications, in-circuit diagnostics, military servers, signal intelligence,
and image processing.

Acromag’s new XMC-7K XMC mezzanine modules are enhanced with Xilinx
Kintex-7 FPGA for low-power consumption and exceptional 128M x 64-bit DDR3
SDRAM processing performance. Reconfigurable Kintex-7 FPGA is possible via a
direct download into the flash configuration memory over the PCIe bus or the
JTAG port.

Key features of the new XMC-7K XMC modules include 8-lane high-speed
serial interface on rear P15 connector for PCI Express Gen 1/2 (standard); support
for Serial Rapid I/O, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, and Xilinx Aurora implementations; rear
I/O providing 4- or 8-lane high-speed serial interface on the P16 XMC port; and
select I/O or LVDS pairs plus global clock pairs direct to FPGA via rear P4 or
P16 port.

The FPGA serves as a co-processor applying custom logic and algorithms
to streams of remote sensor data. Migration to a standard protocol running on a
well-defined medium such as Gigabit Ethernet, Serial Rapid I/O, or Aurora
allows development of IP cores that can be easily supported for the long term. Build
options include the choice of a Xilinx XC7K325T or XC7K410T FPGA device.

Acromag’s XMC-7K family come with options including plug-in I/O, dual
SFP+ ports, or conduction-cooled for extended temperature. An engineering
design kit provides the user with basic information required to develop a
custom program. Software support packages are available for VxWorks 32-bit,
Windows 32-bit DLL, and Linux.

Acromag is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics

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