EXP SerDes Module with Easy FPGA Interface

The EXP high-performance SerDes module, from Avnet (NYSE: AVT) and National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM), is ideal for low-cost Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) applications. Based on National Semiconductor’s new serializer and deserializer chipset, the EXP high-performance SerDes module is the first to enable the use of low-cost Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGAs to help customers add high-speed, high-performance capability to their designs. The module enables rapid device evaluation and system development for use in industrial and medical imaging, communications infrastructure, commercial displays, and test and measurement systems applications.

EXP High-Performance SerDes Module with Easy FPGA InterfaceThe EXP high-speed SerDes module includes an EXP module, downloadable documentation and reference design. Product features such as half EXP module format, wide serial data rate (1.25-3.125 Gbps), 5-bit LVDS parallel interface to FPGA and integrated signal conditioning enable high-performance and rapid design implementation.

Key Features

  • Half EXP module format
  • Wide serial data rate 1.25 Gbps to 3.125 Gbps
  • 5-bit LVDS parallel interface to FPGA
  • Integrated signal conditioning
  • Fully featured FPGA design included
  • BERT tester with error insertion
  • 12 patterns available for BERT
  • MicroBlaze[TM] CPU design
  • Link status registers/LEDs

Target Applications

  • Industrial imaging
  • Medical imaging
  • Communications infrastructure
  • Commercial displays
  • Test and measurement systems

Kit Includes

  • EXP High-Speed Serializer/Deserializer Module
  • Downloadable documentation and reference design

More info: Avnet EXP High-Performance SerDes Module