We have just bought a new Spartan 3a 1800a dsp board of Xilinx. We needed i/o pins to control motors and use various sensors and camera. The board contains EXP expansion slots, ( somewhere I found it is called QTE connector?).
We are confused as how to easily connect our sensors like optical encoder, camera and output for our motor drivers using these EXP slots? Somewhere we found that we need to use QSE connector but we are not clear about it. We need a low cost solution !!!!! Can we find the connectors to match with EXP slot at one end and have simple wires at the other end??
If I understand correctly you are asking about the connector types used for the EXP expansion slots right?
The Samtec QTE connector plugs on the Spartan-3A DSP Starter Platform (part number: QTE-060-09-F-D-A) mate with the Samtec QSE highperformance receptacles (part number: QSE-060-01-F-D-A), located on the daughter card. Samtec also provides several high-performance ribbon cables that will mate to the JX1 and JX2 connectors.
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