Acromag XMC-7A50-AP323 is an XMC (Switched Mezzanine Card) module based on a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA with 48 TTL I/O channels plus a 16-bit ADC for 20 differential or 40 single-ended analog inputs.
Designed for commercial off-the-shelf (COSTS) applications, Acromag XMC modules are RoHS compliant, and suitable for automation applications, scientific development labs, as well as aerospace and military applications.
Acromag XMC-7A50-AP323 module specifications:
- FPGA – AMD Xilinx Artix-7 (XC7A050) FPGA with 52,160 logic cells, 65,200 Flip flops, 2,700 kb block RAM, 120 DSP slices
- Storage – 32Mbit QSPI flash memory
- FPGA Digital I/O
- 48x I/O channels controlled in groups of eight channels, 5V tolerant
- TTL, RS485, and LVDS interface options:
- Build Option A: 24x EIA-485/422 channels
- Build Option B: 24x TTL and 12x EIA-485/422 channels
- Build Option C: 24x LVDS channels
- Analog Input
- 20 differential or 40 single-ended inputs
- Flexible scan control
- 16-bit A/D resolution
- 8μs conversion time
- FIFO buffer with 16K sample memory
- Interrupt upon FIFIO threshold condition
- FIFO full, empty and threshold reached flags
- Programmable channel conversion control
- Programmable conversion timer
- Several scanning modes
- External trigger
- Field I/O Interface – PCIe bus 1 lane Gen 1 interface.
- I/O Connector – 100-pin field I/O connector
- Misc – External LVTTL clock input
- Dimensions – 143.75 x 74 mm
- XMC Compliance
- ANSI/VITA 42.0 specification for XMC module mechanicals and connectors.
- ANSI/VITA 42.3 specification for XMC modules with PCI Express interface.
- Electrical/Mechanical Interface – Single-width module.
- Weight – About 100 grams
- Temperature Range – Operating: -40 to 70°C, storage: -55 to 100°C
The FPGA can be programmed with Xilinx Vivado® design tools, and the company provides software development tools for VxWorks, Linux, and Windows environments, as well as an example FPGA program described as follows:
IP integrator block diagram provided for PCIe bus 1 lane Gen 1 interface, DMA controller, on chip block RAM, flash memory and control of field I/O.
It is part of an Engineering Design Kit (EDK) software that provides users with the basic information required to develop a custom FPGA program and must be ordered with the first purchase of a XMC-7A50-AP323 series module. Besides the VHDL example, the EDK also includes schematics, parts list, part location drawings, and other utility files.
Acromag XMC-7A50-AP323 module starts at $2,750, with the recommended EDK software adding $360. Further information may be found on the product page and announcement.
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