PCI-104 Carrier (SMT130) and a FPGA Module; SHB/RSL/SLB Interfaces; Xilinx Virtex II Pro VP7 (SMT338-VP7)


The SMT238-VP7 is made up of the SMT130 (a PCI-104 single site TIM specification carrier) and a SMT338-VP7 (A FPGA Module; SHB/RSL/SLB Interfaces; Xilinx Virtex II Pro VP7 TIM)

The SMT130 is a single site module carrier developed to provide access to a TIM module over the PCI-104 PCI bus.

Data transfers of 50-100Mbytes per second can be achieved to and from the Global Bus when accessing the SRAM and PCI Bridge, allowing fast data transfers.

The card has an ‘on-board’ JTAG controller which is software compatible with the XDS-510. This allows Code Composer studio and 3L applications to be used to debug/upload software to a DSP TIM.

The SMT338-VP provides a ‘Base’ Module for a range of applications and functions. The addition of a Virtex-II Pro FPGA will enable the Module to be running as a ‘Stand-Alone’ Module as the Virtex II Pro has a built-in PowerPC controller and direct access to 1Gbit of DDR SDRAM. This will provide storage for the majority of applications. The addition of a 16-bit, MPS430, microcontroller enable the FPGA to be re-programmed on the fly and it also monitors all the power-lines and keeping the track of the temperature of the SMT338-VP.

The Virtex II Pro has more than 500 I/O pins and some of these are connected to one the two 60-way SHB connector for normal LV-TTL interface and the 3x 20-way Sundance LVDS Bus (SLB) connector has 36 pairs of Low Voltage Differential Signals that can be interfaced over a long distance to some external control equipment. Sundance uses this concept for the 1GHz DAC Module, SMT381, the SMT390 ADC Module and the SMT391 1GHz ADC Module.

SMT338-VP has 2x 4-way Rocket Serial Links for interface to the either Sundance Modules or via cable to other equipment that offers Serial Links, like PCI Express, etc.