CommAgility AMC-V7-2C6678 AMC Module Features Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA

CommAgility AMC-V7-2C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module

CommAgility introduced the AMC-V7-2C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module. The AMC-V7-2C6678 features the latest Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA and two Texas Instruments TMS320C6678 multicore DSPs. It includes Serial RapidIO (SRIO), Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express. The AMC-V7-2C6678 DSP/FPGA Card is available now. It is ideal for high performance DSP/FPGA processing applications like telecoms and image processing.

CommAgility AMC-V7-2C6678 DSP/FPGA Card Features

  • Xilinx Virtex-7 VX415T FPGA
  • 2 Texas Instruments TMS320C6678 DSPs each with 8 1.25GHz C66x cores
  • Front panel SFP+ socket connected directly to FPGA
  • Front panel mini-SAS connector with 25 Gbaud SRIO from on-board switch
  • Gen2 RapidIO infrastructure between DSPs, FPGA, front panel and AMC.4
  • Full Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure
  • Single width, full-size AMC card

The AMC-V7-2C6678 includes a high density XC7VX415T-2 Virtex-7 FPGA as standard, with other FPGA options available on request. Virtex-7 FPGAs provide high DSP performance and I/O bandwidth, with best-in-class total power consumption that is 50% less than the previous generation.

The new AMC includes two TI TMS320C6678 fixed- and floating-point octal core DSPs, which are based on TI’s KeyStone multicore architecture. The DSPs run at 1.25 GHz, giving a combined performance of 320 GFLOPS and 640 GMACS. With 16 DSP cores and shared memory, the new module delivers high DSP performance. Two fast 5Gbaud PCI Express links are provided to connect the FPGA with each of the two DSPs.

The AMC-V7-2C6678 provides flexible connectivity to the backplane and front panel, delivering high speed I/O to support the FPGA and two DSPs. The Gigabit Ethernet interface uses on-board switches for maximum flexibility and access to all DSPs on the card.

An IDT CPS-1848 Gen2 SRIO switch supports Serial RapidIO at up to 20Gbps per port. As standard, the board includes a single front panel SFP+ optical interface that links directly to the FPGA, plus a single mini-SAS connector linked to the SRIO switch. Should applications require timing and synchronisation, this is achieved via the front panel or backplane clock I/O, enabling the module to sync easily to other equipment.

2GB of high bandwidth DDR3-1333 SDRAM is standard for each DSP, with an additional 512MB x 16 of DDR3-800 SDRAM and 1GB x 32 of DDR3-1250 SDRAM provided for the FPGA. 256MB of flash memory is also included, which can be used to store multiple FPGA images and software. Separate glue logic is provided for board configuration and management. This allows control, FPGA configuration and flash reprogramming over the SRIO or SPI interfaces.

More info: CommAgility AMC-V7-2C6678 DSP/FPGA Card (pdf)