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Visitor higginson
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Hardware interface

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Hi, being fairly new to FPGA's I need some advice regarding the hardware testing. I am using a Spartan 6 and have a design created using ISE design suite and everything in my simulation looks good. The pcb board I will be interfacing with has a back plane vita 46.0 interface. I need to produce the following inputs into the backplane interface.

1) Differential input clock signal @ 100MHz

 2) differential input data signal @ 200MHz 

3)  differential input  signal at 6.25 MHz 

4) receive a differential output signal at at 6.25MHz

5) input a 6 bit address

6) reset

 

Now the way I am thinking of approaching this is using something like National Instruments USB-6002 Low-Cost Multifunction DAQ for Basic, Quality Measurements and use the digital I/O ports wired to the Back plane interface of the vita 46.0 card. From here I would then use LabVIEW to generate the various input signals and receive the output signals. Is an appropriate way to test the functionality of the FPGA and pcb board? Also are there certain limitations in terms of the speed of my signals and what the DAQ can receive even though it is a digital signal and not analog? Again this is the first time doing hardware testing and do not know what the best way to interface with the board would be.      

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Hardware interface

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I think Artix-7 may be the suitable solution for your application requirement. For absolute confirmation of Product/Device selections issues please contact our Xilinx/Distributors Field Application Engineers (FAE). They will help you in better way for device selection. You can get contact details of them from the following link http://www.xilinx.com/company/sales/ww_disti.htm. (That link can guide to http://www.xilinx.com/company/contact/auth-disti-table.htm)

 

You mentioned that you are new to FPGA's. So I recommend you to go through the below training materials and useful links once.

http://www.xilinx.com/products/silicon-devices/fpga.html --Shows different FPGA families list.

http://www.xilinx.com/training/index.htm -- Xilinx Training website

http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards-and-kits.html --Take you and shows different evaluations board and relevant example reference and documents of them

http://www.xilinx.com/video/hardware/getting-started-with-the-vivado-ide.html -- Vivado training video for beginners

 

 

 

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Re: Hardware interface

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I think Artix-7 may be the suitable solution for your application requirement. For absolute confirmation of Product/Device selections issues please contact our Xilinx/Distributors Field Application Engineers (FAE). They will help you in better way for device selection. You can get contact details of them from the following link http://www.xilinx.com/company/sales/ww_disti.htm. (That link can guide to http://www.xilinx.com/company/contact/auth-disti-table.htm)

 

You mentioned that you are new to FPGA's. So I recommend you to go through the below training materials and useful links once.

http://www.xilinx.com/products/silicon-devices/fpga.html --Shows different FPGA families list.

http://www.xilinx.com/training/index.htm -- Xilinx Training website

http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards-and-kits.html --Take you and shows different evaluations board and relevant example reference and documents of them

http://www.xilinx.com/video/hardware/getting-started-with-the-vivado-ide.html -- Vivado training video for beginners

 

 

 

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