XU Data Acquisition modules are based around a Kintex Ultrascale FPGA with 4096MB DDR4 DRAM, FLASH and an eight lane PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 link to the host. The range includes boards with Analog to Digital Converters and Digital to Analog Converters. All boards have a PLL to generate a sample clock. The boards are XMC FPGA modules and can be fitted on a range of adapters to be used in desktop PC’s, compact PCI racks, VPX or external standalone boxes.

Dual 5.1GSPS 16-bit DAC's, PLL, Kintex Ultrascale, DDR4 DRAM, PCIe, XMC module
XU-TX02 @ 6GSPS 16 bitXilinx Kintex Ultrascale XCKU060/0854GB
XU-RT2 @ 2.5GSPS 14 bit2 @ 2.8GSPS 16 bitXilinx Kintex Ultrascale XCKU060/0854GB
TBATBATBAXilinx Kintex Ultrascale XCKU060/0858GB
Array of Kintex Ultrascale and Virtex Ultrascale FPGA devices

Design Methodology

The XU Kintex Ultrascale XMC FPGA range are aimed at high rate applications with sample rates from a few 100MSPS to 5100MSPS. The cards have upto 8 channels of Adc and/or Dac which are all directly connected to the FPGA. The FPGA also has 8192MB of DDR4 memory connected to it and x8 PCIe 3.0 lanes to the host via the XMC connector. There is a sample clock generation onboard where necessary using low phase noise PLL which can use an internal or external reference. The boards come complete with logic and example software to enable the boards to be used out of the box for data acquisition and/or waveform generation applications. Full support is provided locally by Entegra Solutions Ltd. We have completed many custom designs with these boards and are well placed to advise and provide custom solutions. The factory logic is fully documented and includes projects for Xilinx Vivado and development in MatLab.