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Registered: ‎05-26-2008

EXP connector in spartan 3a 1800a dsp

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
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??

Hope to get reply soon!!!!

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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
Registered: ‎08-02-2007

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.

RJ Duran
Customer Application Engineer
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