Avnet Announces Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing introduced the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog. The new kit supports Xilinx’s 7 series Targeted Design Platforms. The Avnet includes the Xilinx Kintex-7 KC705 base board with Kintex-7 FPGA, 4DSP FMC 150 High-Speed ADC/DAC FMC, 12V power supply, Xilinx ISE Design Suite: System Edition, and Targeted Reference Designs (RTL and MathWorks model-based design tool flows). The Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit is available for $3,995.

Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 Evaluation Kit

The Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit consists of two critical elements. The first is the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 base board. The KC705 features high-performance, serial connectivity and advanced memory interfacing, with the flexibility of the 28nm Kintex-7 field programmable gate array (FPGA) that offers maximum power efficiency and up to 1200 GMACs of DSP processing bandwidth.

The 4DSP FMC 150 is the second component of the kit. The 4DSP FMC 150 is an integrated high-speed FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) that interfaces with signals from the outside world. It features dual-channel 800 MSPS 16-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and dual-channel 250 MSPS 14-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) from Texas Instruments (TI). The 4DSP FMC 150 high-speed analog module offers excellent throughput when combined with the massively parallel processing bandwidth of the DSP48E1 arithmetic processing engines in the Kintex-7 FPGA.

4DSP FMC150 High-Speed ADC/DAC FMC Module Features

  • Texas Instruments ADS62P49 dual 14-bit, 250 MSPS Analog to Digital converter (ADC)
  • Texas Instruments DAC3283 dual 16-bit, 800 MSPS, 2x/4x interpolation Digital to Analog converter (DAC)
  • Texas Instruments CDCE72010 clock synchronizer / jitter cleaner
  • External clock input option
  • 50 Ohm, transformer-coupled
  • External trigger input

Xilinx KC705 Development Board Features

  • Xilinx XC7K325T-1FFG900C FPGA
  • Onboard configuration circuitry (USB JTAG via Digilent module)
  • 128 MB Parallel (BPI) Flash
  • 256 MB Quad-SPI Flash
  • 10/100/1000 Tri-Speed Ethernet (GMII, RGMII, SGMII, MII)
  • SFP+ transceiver connector
  • GTX port (TX, RX) with four SMA connectors
  • USB to UART Bridge
  • PCI Express x8 Edge Connector (card supports up to x8 Gen1 with Kintex-7 325T-1 speed grade, x8 Gen2 with -2 speed grade)
  • DDR3 SO-DIMM (2 GB)
  • BPI Linear Flash (128 MB) (also available for configuration)
  • SDIO Interface
  • IIC EEPROM (1 Kb)
  • 200 MHz oscillator (differential)
  • User-programmable oscillator 10 MHz – 810 MHz (differential)
  • SMA Connectors for external clock
  • GTX Reference Clock port with 2 SMA connectors
  • Jitter-attenuated clock
  • 16×2 LCD character display
  • HDMI Output
  • System monitor / Analog Front End (XADC)
  • User Push buttons (5), DIP switches (8), LEDs (8)
  • High Pin Count (HPC) FMC expansion port: four GTX transceivers, 58 differential SelectIO user pairs
  • Low Pin Count (LPC) FMC expansion port: GTX transceiver, 34 differential SelectIO user pairs
  • 12 V wall adapter or ATX
  • Voltage and current measurement capability of 3.3, 2.5, 1.5, 1.2 and 1.0 V supplies

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