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GateXpress - FPGA-PCIe Configuration Manager

GateXpress FPGA-PCIe Configuration Manager

The Onyx architecture features GateXpress® FPGA-PCIe Configuration Manager for loading and reloading the FPGA. At power up, GateXpress immediately presents a PCIe target for the host computer to discover, effectively giving the FPGA time to load from FLASH. This is especially important for larger FPGAs where the loading times can exceed the PCIe discovery window, typically 100ms on most PCs.

The board's configuration FLASH can hold four FPGA images. Images can be factory installed IP or custom IP created by the user, and programmed into the FLASH via JTAG using Xilinx iMPACT or through the board's PCIe interface. At power up the user can choose which image will load based on a hardware switch setting.

Once booted, Onyx boards allow the user three options for dynamically reconfiguring the FPGA with a new IP image. The first is the option to load an alternate image from FLASH through software control. The user selects the desired image and issues a reload command.

The second option is for applications where the FPGA image must be loaded directly through the PCIe interface. This is important in security situations where there can be no latent user image left in nonvolatile memory when power is removed. In applications where the FPGA IP may need to change many times during the course of a mission, images can be stored on the host computer and loaded through PCIe as needed.

The third option, typically used during development, allows the user to directly load the FPGA through JTAG using Xilinx iMPACT.

In all three FPGA loading scenarios the configuration manager handles the hardware negotiation, simplifying and streamlining the loading task. In addition, the manager preserves the PCIe configuration space allowing dynamic FPGA reconfiguration without needing to reset the host computer to rediscover the board. After the reload, the host simply continues to see the board with the expected device ID.

Products Supporting GateXpress

  • Model 78760 - 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - PCIe
  • Model 78751 - 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - PCIe
  • Model 78741 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - PCIe
  • Model 78740 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - PCIe
  • Model 78730 - 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - PCIe
  • Model 78720 - 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - PCIe
  • Model 74760 - 8-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 74751 - 4-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 4-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 74741 - 2-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 6U cPCI
  • Model 74730 - 2 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 74720 - 6-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 4-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 73760 - 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U cPCI
  • Model 73751 - 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U cPCI
  • Model 73741 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 3U cPCI
  • Model 73730 - 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U cPCI
  • Model 73720 - 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U cPCI
  • Model 72760 - 4-Channel 200 MHz 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 72751 - 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D w/ DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A w/ DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 72741 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 6U cPCI
  • Model 72740 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 72730 - 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 72720 - 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 6U cPCI
  • Model 71790 - L-Band RF Tuner and 2-Channel 200 MHz A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71771 - 4-Ch 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with DUC, Extended Interpolation, Virtex-7 - XMC
  • Model 71770 - 4-Channel 1.25 GHz, 16-bit D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71762 - 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with 32-Channel DDC, Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71761 - 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71760 - 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71751 - 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71741 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - XMC
  • Model 71740 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71730 - 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71721 - 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 71720 - 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - XMC
  • Model 5973 - Flexor Virtex-7 Processor and FMC Carrier - 3U VPX
  • Model 56760 - 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - AMC
  • Model 56751 - 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - AMC
  • Model 56741 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - AMC
  • Model 56740 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - AMC
  • Model 56730 - 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - AMC
  • Model 56720 - 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - AMC
  • Model 53760 - 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 53751 - 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 53741 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 3U VPX
  • Model 53740 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 53730 - 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 53720 - 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 52760 - 4-Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 52751 - 2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 52741 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with DDC - 3U VPX
  • Model 52740 - 1-Channel 3.6 GHz or 2-Channel 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 52730 - 1 GHz A/D and D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX
  • Model 52720 - 3-Channel 200 MHz A/D and 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX





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