Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) has announced the release of the XPedite2500, a rugged XMC module based on the high-performance Xilinx Kintex UltraScale XCKU115 FPGA.
Featuring the highest density of logic elements in its family, up to 8 GB of DDR4 SDRAM in four independent channels, and numerous options for high-bandwidth I/O, this mezzanine card is a powerful, cost-effective solution for a wide range of embedded applications.
The XPedite2500 is the first mezzanine card from X-ES to feature the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale family of FPGAs. These devices provide an ideal blend of performance and cost-effectiveness for the next generation of embedded applications, delivering the best price/performance/watt at 20 nm and the highest signal processing bandwidth in a mid-range device.
The XPedite2500 is based on the Kintex UltraScale XCKU115, which has the highest density of logic elements in the Kintex UltraScale family. This user-programmable device provides ample resources for high-end logic and signal processing, including over 1.4 M system logic cells, 5,520 DSP slices, and 75.9 Mb of block RAM.
The XPedite2500 provides a variety of system integration possibilities, with a versatile XMC processing solution that can be installed in both VPX and VME systems. Featuring up to 8 GB of DDR4 SDRAM in four independent channels and numerous options for high-bandwidth I/O, this card is equipped to process streaming data from a wide array of inputs.
In addition to a x8 PCI Express Gen3 interface on the P15 connector, it has up to eight High-Speed Serial ports on the P16 connector, which can optionally be configured as a second x8 PCI Express interface. Nineteen LVDS pairs are available on P16, while an optional P14 connector adds 26 more LVDS pairs and 12 LVCMOS for user I/O.
The X-ES FPGA Development Kit (FDK) for Xilinx Vivado helps simplify development and includes IP blocks, HDL, test benches, Linux drivers, and complete example designs for the XPedite2500.