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RENO, Nev., 20 July 2011. TEWS Technologies LLC in Reno, Nev., is introducing the TAMC640 standard single mid-size or full-size Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module with a user-programmable LX50T, LX85T, or SX50T Virtex-5 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for military, industrial, and transportation applications that require specialized I/O or long-term availability. The TAMC640 provides a customizable interface for unique applications and a FPGA-based design to extend product lifetimes, company officials say.

Jul 20th, 2011
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RENO, Nev., 20 July 2011. TEWS Technologies LLC in Reno, Nev., is introducing the TAMC640 standard single mid-size or full-size Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module with a user-programmable LX50T, LX85T, or SX50T Virtex-5 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for military, industrial, and transportation applications that require specialized I/O or long-term availability.The TAMC640 for embedded computing applications provides a customizable interface for unique applications and a FPGA-based design to extend product lifetimes, company officials say.The integrated PCI Express endpoint block of the Virtex 5 can help designers build an x1, x4, or x8 PCI Express link via AMC port 4-11. Use of other protocols like Serial RapidIO or XAUI is possible. AMC ports 0 & 1, typically for Gigabit Ethernet, also connect to the FPGA. AMC ports 12-17 connect to the Virtex-5 FPGA I/O for board-to-board communications, and to enable AC-coupled LVDS communication with a port speed as fast as 1 gigabit per second.

The TAMC640 provides a VITA 57.1 FMC Module slot, and has all its FMC I/O lines connected to the FPGA, which connects to two banks of DDR2 DRAM and one bank of QDR-II SRAM. The FPGA is in-system programmable and able to store several code versions. The TAMC640 also supports encrypted FPGA bit stream usage.

For more information contact TEWS Technologies online at www.tews.com.

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