Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT ML510 Embedded Development Platform

The Virtex-5 FXT FPGA ML510 Embedded Development Platform, from Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), features dual processors. Built around the Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform with its two integrated Power PC(R) 440 processors and supported by Linux and VxWorks operating systems, the new development platform provides software and hardware design teams with unprecedented levels of flexibility and computational capacity. The ML510 embedded development platform is available now, part number HW- V5-ML510-G, for $3,100. The rack mount add-on is available for $449.

Virtex-5 FXT ML510 Platform Features

  • ATX form factor motherboard
  • Two 72-bit DDR2 DIMMs (512 MB each)
  • 512 MB CompactFlash (CF) card and System ACE CF controller for configuration
  • Two on-board 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHYs (MII/RGMII and SGMII) with RJ-45 connectors
  • Two PCI Express downstream connectors
  • Four 32-bit/33 MHz PCI connectors (Two 3.3V slots and two 5V slots)
  • ALi South Bridge SuperIO controller
  • Two USB peripheral ports and one parallel port
  • Two serial ATA connectors
  • Two UARTs with RS-232 connectors
  • Xilinx Personality Module (XPM) interface
  • JTAG and trace debug ports
  • IIC/SMBus interface
  • General purpose I/O (GPIO)
  • Flash memory interface
  • VGA graphics interface
  • LEDs, LCD, and switches
  • Encryption battery
  • Fan controller
  • PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors
  • 3.5mm headphone and microphone connectors

The Virtex-5 FX130T device with its two PowerPC440 processors can help designers to overcome size, weight, area and power challenges for a diverse range of embedded applications including video imaging, secure communications, and network processing. The ML510 Embedded Development Platform provides design teams targeting the Virtex-5 FXT device with a versatile hardware platform for rapid prototyping and verification of their systems.

The ML510 Embedded Development Platform includes a complete range of peripheral, interface and software support, including support for industry standard Linux and VxWorks operating systems. In addition to the dual IBM PowerPC440 processor cores, the board’s Virtex-5 FX130T device provides more than 130,000 logic cells, over 10,700 kb of block RAM and RocketIO(TM) GTX serial transceivers that operate at up to 6.5Gb/sec. Also, many board level cabling interfaces are predefined, allowing rapid development and verification so that system manufacturers can quickly deploy systems to the field. Xilinx offers the ML510 in an ATX (Advanced Technology Extended) form factor that can be readily expanded using the convenient daughter card expansion card interface. An ATX rack is available for purchase that can be used in conjunction with the ML510 development platform for rack mounted systems for efficient packaging and deployment.

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