Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA ML605 and Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kits

The Xilinx Base Targeted Design Platform accelerates the development of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions with Xilinx Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The Xilinx Base Targeted Design Platform consists of evaluation kits that contain the basic building blocks common in virtually all system designs to address a broad set of markets and applications. Designers are able to slash development time by as much as half compared to traditional design methodologies. Reference designs then guide designers on best practices for integrating custom elements into the base design and implementing advanced features, such as DDR2 and DDR3 memory interfaces, high-speed serial I/O, and on-chip clocking resources. Board schematics and layout files further streamline the design process.

The Virtex-6 FPGA and Spartan-6 FPGA Evaluation Kits simplify the evaluation and development of SoCs with the latest generation of programmable technologies from Xilinx. The kits provide all the elements needed to design right out of the box, so both new and experienced FPGA users can achieve the best performance, lowest power, highest bandwidth, and most feature-rich utilization. In addition, the built-in scalability and plug-in expandability of the base targeted design platform kits lay the foundation for rapid deployment by Xilinx of domain-specific platform kits targeting connectivity, embedded, and digital signal processing (DSP) applications.

The Xilinx Base Targeted Design Platform with Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs enables development of SoC applications using the ISE Design Suite 11 and Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGA Evaluation Kits. The Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit is available now and is priced at US$295. The Virtex-6 FPGA ML605 Evaluation Kit will be available for order entry at the end of July priced at US$1995.

Virtex-6 FPGA ML605 Evaluation Kit Features

  • FPGA: XC6VLX240T-1FFG1156
  • Onboard configuration circuitry (USB to JTAG)
  • 128Mb Platform Flash XL
  • 256 Mb Parallel (BPI) Flash
  • System ACE (CF)
  • 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 Gen 1 and Gen2 x8
  • 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 Clock port with 2 SMA connectors
  • Input/Output and Expansion Ports
  • 16×2 LCD character display
  • DVI Output
  • System Monitor
  • User Push buttons (5), DIP switches (13), LEDs (13)
  • User GPIO with two SMA connectors
  • Two FMC Expansion Ports
  • Eight GTX Transceivers
  • 160 SelectIOs
  • One GTX Transceiver
  • 68 SelectIOs
  • 12V wall adapter or ATX
  • Voltage and Current measurement capability of 12V, 2.5V, 1.5V, and 1.2V, 1.0V supplies

Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit Features

  • FPGA: XC6SLX16 CS324 Spartan-6
  • Onboard configuration circuitry
  • Quad SPI Flash 4Mb
  • 256Mb Parallel (BPI) Flash
  • JTAG
  • DDR2 Component Memory 128Mb
  • 10/100/1000 Tri-Speed Ethernet PHY, Marvell Alaska PHY (88E1111)
  • Serial (UART) to USB Bridge
  • FMC-LPC connector (68 single-ended or 34 differential user defined signals)
  • 8 User I/O (Digilent 2×6 Header)
  • 200MHz Oscillator (Differential)
  • Socket (Single-Ended) Populated with 27MHz Osc
  • SMA Connectors (Differential)
  • 4X LEDs
  • 4X Push Buttons, 4X DIP Switches
  • 5 Wall
  • Jumper selectable VCCINT of 1.0V or 1.2V
  • Current measurement on 3.3V, 2.5V, 1.8V, and 1.2V supplies

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