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Explorer
Explorer
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Registered: ‎06-25-2008

SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

I don't believe a simple breakout board exists for the the SP601 or SP605 (I believe they use the same connector.  So I'm considering making my own.  Is there anyone interested in helping out or sharing the productions costs?  Shouldn't be very expensive.

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Instructor
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Registered: ‎07-21-2009

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

What's wrong with the solution referred to you by mcgett in your other recent thread?

 

Try the HW-FMC-XM105

 

As far as soldering to this board...  what makes you think that would be a problem?  Have you seen a photo of this board?

 

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Advisor joelby
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Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

I don't have an SP60* board, but there's another alternative - Dan Strother's FMC-LPC to SATA adapter board.

 

While it's still not what you're after, he supplies an Eagle part for the FMC connector and the complete circuit board design, along with some hints for reflowing the connector in a toaster oven. It would be a pretty trivial exercise to design a new board suitable for a breadboard (a blank space on the PCB with the appropriate mounting holes) or wire wrap (a grid of pads).

 

To save costs, you could use an off the shelf wire wrap prototype board and make your own FMC XM105 for a fraction of the cost? Use insulated jumper pins to connect to headers to your breadboard, and mount the whole lot on a large sheet of acrylic.

Explorer
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Registered: ‎06-25-2008

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

$150 something is a lot for what I need to do and I really need more space for soldering components.

 

Thanks a lot "joelby" the eagle part is a lifesaver.  I was really worried about having to make the part - it has a lot of pins.

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Voyager
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Registered: ‎05-09-2008

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

I can use this interface with "Spartan-6 LX150T PCI Express Development Kit" ?

 

Thanks.

 

secureasm

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Advisor joelby
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Registered: ‎10-05-2010

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

As long as yours has the two FMC ports that Avnet claims it has, you can.
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Voyager
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Registered: ‎05-09-2008

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

Hi joelby,

 

from what I understand Avnet mounts FMC LPC and not FMC HPC, then the debug card is not compatible.

 

XM105.jpg

 

In the manual of Avnet :

 

FMC LPC.PNG

 

Therefore conclude that it can not use it.

 

secureasm

 

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Instructor
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Registered: ‎07-21-2009

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

from what I understand Avnet mounts FMC LPC and not FMC HPC, then the debug card is not compatible.

 

Secureasm, your understanding and conclusion is incorrect.

 

From the FMC XM105 Debug Card product page:

 

Low pin count (LPC) and high pin count (HPC) FMC board connector interfaces are supported. SP601 and SP605 boards provide a single FMC LPC interface. ML605 provides one FMC LPC and one FMC HPC interface. The FMC XM105 Debug Card contains a FMC HPC connector which mates with LPC or HPC FMC-supported board connectors.

 

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Voyager
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Registered: ‎05-09-2008

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

What I do not understand is how the LPC can interface with HPC, as these have a different number of PINs.

 

secureasm

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎12-17-2007

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

LPC doesn't populate some of the rows that HPC populates.

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎02-02-2010

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

Basically, to clarify, the LPC pins are a subset of the HPC pins

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Voyager
Voyager
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Registered: ‎05-09-2008

Re: SP601/SP605 Breakout Board Development

Ok,

 

Then with LPC I can decide which HPC slot to connect ?

 

Thanks very much.

 

secureasm

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