Kontron rolled out the FMC-SER0 FPGA Mezzanine Card and the KIT-FMC-DEV VITA 57 Development Kit. The Kontron FMC-SER0 is an FMC HPC single-width module. It is designed to interface with any VITA 57 host board. The Kontron VITA 57 Development Kit KIT-FMC-DEV enables designers to use the Kontron FMC-SER0 as a reference design. All Kontron VITA 57 products are available now. They can be ordered directly off the shelf or as customized application ready platforms and can be bundled with Kontron’s long term supply program, which guarantees customers multi-year supply of the product beyond its active life.
Kontron’s latest VITA 57 products decrease development costs by integrating multiple functions into a single PCI Express-enabled FPGA. In addition, Kontron provides integration of IP cores and stacks for application-ready implementations in FPGA-based I/O hubs and can also handle the complete application development and production. This complete service offering also includes revision control, supply chain management and country/market-specific testing and verification procedures.
Kontron FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC-SER0
The Kontron FPGA Mezzanine Card FMC-SER0 is a multi-channel interface card for buffering up to 16 IEA-232 or 8 EIA-422 serial lines. With a standard air cooled build, it provides up to 24 General Purpose I/Os at the front via 50 pin Tyco front connector for direct connection of peripherals. The rugged conduction cooled build complies to VITA 47-Class CC4 and is suitable for the extended temperature range -40 °C to +85 °C.
Kontron FMC-SER0 Features
- High Pin Count (HPC) FMC connector and 50-pin TYCO 0-787171-5 front connector
- Buffering for up to 16 EIA-232 or 8 EIA-422/EIA-485 Serial Lines
- Up to 24 General Purpose I/O from FPGA Carrier
- Front and Rear I/Os
- Air-Cooled and Conduction-Cooled Builds
Kontron VITA 57 Development Kit KIT-FMC-DEV
The Kontron VITA 57 Development Kit KIT-FMC-DEV enables designers to use the Kontron FMC-SER0 as a reference design. For an immediate start into VITA 57 based designs, the FPGA Development Kit includes the Kontron FMC-SER0, a simple FPGA design, a Linux rpm with drivers, utilities for FPGA and FMC management and a FPGA demo program complete with a FPGA image for GPIO implementations. The software is available for x86 and Power PC architectures and engineers also receive the source code, allowing for easy modification to the software for individual demands.
Kontron VITA57 FMC Development Kit Features
- Immediate start into VITA 57 based designs
- Available for x86 and Power PC architectures
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