Texas Instruments Stellaris FPGA Expansion Board for DK-LM3S9B96

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the Stellaris FPGA Expansion Board for the DK-LM3S9B96 development kit. The Stellaris FPGA board enables developers to evaluate the high bandwidth machine-to-machine (M2M) parallel interface capability of Stellaris microcontroller’s (MCU) flexible External Peripheral Interface (EPI). The quickstart application on the expansion board allows developers to show the FPGA’s camera-captured and FPGA-processed video on the large, 3.5-inch touchscreen display of the DK-LM3S9B96. The Stellaris FPGA Expansion Board (DK-LM3S9B96-FPGA) is priced at $199. The DK-LM3S9B96 is sold separately and priced at $425.

Texas Instruments (TI) Stellaris FPGA Expansion Board for the DK-LM3S9B96 development kit

TI Stellaris FPGA Expansion Board Features

  • EPI operation at 50 MHz for large amount of data logging and analysis
  • Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA with 100k system gates 1/13-inch CMOS VGA (640×480) Color Camera Module
  • 1 x 6 header for FPGA programming and Xilinx JTAG connector
  • 1 MB of asynchronous 10 nsec SRAM for graphics/video buffers
  • 1 kilobit of I2C memory for storing configuration data
  • User function flexibility provided through 8 FPGA test pads which provide 3 I/Os and 5 inputs
  • 8 FPGA test pads provide 5 inputs and 3 I/Os for the user EPI operation in GPM D16-A12 mode at 50 MHz
  • Video and motion software features including:
    • Color, motion video display at QVGA (320 x 240) resolution (full screen on the DK-LM3S9B96 LCD display)
    • Graphical on-screen-display (OSD) overlaid on moving video
    • Widget-based touchscreen user interface
    • Freeze/resume motion with screen capture to SDCard or USB stick in Windows bitmap (BMP) format
    • Brightness, saturation, tint/hue, and sharpness picture controls
    • Mirror/Normal Picture control
  • Connects directly to the EPI port of the DK-LM3S9B96
  • Memory mapped LCD I/F for improved LCD performance

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