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USB 2.0 FPGA module enables instant reprogramming

Posted: 15 Mar 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:FPGA module  USB  interface 

XEM5010 FPGA module

From Opal Kelly comes what it claim is the fastest FPGA USB 2.0 integration module based on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA and delivers 256MB DDR2, 36Mbit synchronous SRAM, 32Mbit flash and up to 200 high-speed user I/Os.

Opal Kelly debuts the XEM5010 ,based on an XC5VLX50 Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA that packs power into its small footprint of just 3.35- x 2.40- x 0.69-inch. In addition to a high gate-count, high-performance FPGA, the XEM5010 uses the high transfer rate of USB 2.0 for configuration downloads, enabling an almost instant reprogramming of the FPGA.

Opal Kelly claims it is the fastest FPGA USB 2.0 integration module based on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA and delivers 256MB DDR2, 36Mbit synchronous SRAM, 32Mbit flash and up to 200 high-speed user I/Os. Opal Kelly's FrontPanel software interface, included with the module, is an easy-to-use and robust API for communication, configuration, and interfacing to the PC. FrontPanel handles all the interaction between the PC software and the FPGA internals, reducing the time and effort required to interface to a design. Its multiplatform API is available for Microsoft Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X and Linux, with a variety of languages including C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python and Java.

In addition, the Virtex-5 device on the XEM5010 is fully supported by the latest Xilinx WebPack toolchain, available at no charge from Xilinx.

Pricing for the XEM5010 ranges from Rs.69,263.19 ($1,499.95), with volume discounts available.

- Ismini Scouras
eeProductCenter





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