VPX 3U carrier board
3U VPX Carrier Board for VITA 57 FPGA Mezzanine Cards (FMC)
To implement custom interfaces using VX3830, the customer develops his IP using Xilinx® tools, and designs a specific FMC. The FPGA image is loaded from a Flash on VX3830 or on the FMC. A rescue FLASH is also present to ease developments and secure deployments.
VX3830 features a Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA (XC5VLX20T) featuring a PCIe endpoint and User I/Os. VX3830 connects its FPGA endpoint to the backplane through a x4 PCIe gen 2 channel (P1 Wafers 1 to 4 is default build option). Selection between x4 or x1 PCIe width is user configurable.
VX3830 is available as a Convection Cooled or Conduction Cooled 3U VPX payload board. It requires +5V and +12V power supply rails. VX3830 is a member of Kontron’s VPX Ecosystem and is qualified with VX3230 and VX3030 SBCs. Kontron also offers a VITA 57 FMC slot on VME products.
Kontron also offers a development kit containing: FMC-SER0 a sample FMC with wrapping areas, a simple FPGA IP and a Linux rpm with drivers, utilities and test programs. This kit allows non regression tests and is the base for customized derivative work.