Broaddown 4

Broaddown 4

Broaddown 4

Broaddown 4 is a high capability FPGA development board. Based on Xilinx Virtex™-4 devices it offers the ultimate platform for development of FPGA based systems in DSP, Microprocessor, ASIC and Logic Intensive designs. Based on Enterpoint’s Moel-Bryn family philosophy of offering maximum flexibility to users Broaddown 4 is supported by an expanding wide range of add-on modules.

Availability
Broaddown 4 is now fully available in all configurations.

FPGAs
Broaddown 4 can take directly on-board 1 or 2 of the following Virtex™-4 FPGAs in any combination LX40, LX60, LX80, LX100, LX160, SX55. Broaddown 4 has 2 Moel-Bryn module positions. Moel-Bryn sockets can support further Virtex™-4 FPGAs or other specialist devices.  Further FPGAs can be fitted in DIL positions and SODIMM sockets if not used for other functions. A Spartan-3 XC3S1500 is also available for user defined ancillary tasks including file management.

PCI-E INTERFACE
X1 PCI-E interface implemented using NXP Semiconductors PX1011A transceiver and interface logic in FPGA. Supports 2.5Gbit data transmission. (2Gbit real rate).  Enterpoint now has a PCIE core available to license with this board.

DDR2 Memory
Broaddown 4 supports for each FPGA fitted a DDR2 SODIMM socket with 2 Gbyte capability. These positions also have alternative uses such fitting extra FPGAs, General I/O and high performance microprocessor.

On Board DDR2
Broaddown 4 now supports 1 off bank of 256Mbit – 1Gbit X16 bank of DDR2 on Device 1. Device 2 (when fitted) supports 2 off banks of 256Mbit – 1Gbit X16 bank of DDR2.

Flash Memory
High density flash memory available for code and data storage.

EEPROM
One 256Kbit serial EEPROM available for each FPGA fitted.

MMC Memory Card
Broaddown 4 has 1 MMC Card slot.

DIL Headers
2 sets of DIL Headers supporting DIL components or modules.

Clocks
Broaddown 4’s clock system has a sophisticated programmable clock generator structure capable of generating multiple independent frequencies up to 700MHz.

User I/O
Large number of user I/O available.

Power Management
Advanced power management features of Broaddown 4 allow the measurement and control of power rails.

Encryption Key Support
Broaddown 4 has battery backup to maintain bitstream encryption keys.