Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit

The Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit simplifies the development of serial digital interface (SDI) solutions for high performance broadcast audio and video systems. The broadcast connectivity platform accelerates time to market and differentiation of professional broadcast audio, video, and network connectivity products, including cameras, switchers, routers, encoders, professional monitors, and cinema projectors. The Virtex-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit will be available starting in January 2010 priced at US$4,995. The kit comes complete with all the documentation, cables, and power supplies needed to get started. The ISE Design Suite Logic Edition included with the kit is device locked to the Virtex-6 LX240T-FF1156 FPGA.

Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit

Virtex-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit Features

  • XC6VLX240T-1FFG1156 FPGA
  • Onboard configuration circuitry (USB to JTAG) 128MB Platform Flash XL
  • 32MB Parallel (BPI) Flash
  • System ACE 2G Compact FLASH (CF) Card
  • 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
  • USB Host Port and USB Peripheral Port
  • PCI Express x8 Edge Connector (card supports up to x4 Gen2 with Virtex-6 LX240T-1 silicon)
  • DDR3 SO-DIMM (512 MB)
  • BPI Linear Flash (32 MB) (Also available for configuration)
  • IIC EEPROM (8 Kb)
  • 200 MHz Oscillator (Differential)
  • Oscillator socket (Single-Ended)
  • SMA Connectors for external clock (Differential)
  • GTX Reference Clock port with 2 SMA connectors

The Broadcast Connectivity Kit makes it easy to build audio and video interfaces right out of the box with the latest generation Virtex-6 FPGAs. The kit integrates a Virtex-6 LX240T device on the ML605 evaluation board, an industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) supporting digital audio and video interfaces and bridging technologies, complete ISE Design Suite Logic Edition software development environment, and Targeted Reference Designs for implementing SDI interfaces based on Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards, including triple rate SDI transmit, receive, and pass-through designs. The kit also provides full documentation to enable rapid system-level evaluation of performance, power, and design trade-offs.

More info: Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit (pdf)