ePC-K7 Embedded PC for Instrumentation and Control

Feb. 14, 2013
The SBC-K7 is an ideal platform for embedded instrumentation that combines an Atom PC running Windows/Linux/VxWorks with a Xilinx Kintex7 FPGA and an industry-compliant FMC IO site (HPC) plus a second FMC-compatble (LPC) site.The CPU is a COM Express module featuring a single or dual core Intel Atom processor that is a fully compatible PC. The COM Express is optimized for low power, consuming only 6W, yet has Ethernet, USB, SATA, DisplayPort, touchscreen LCD, and PCI Express connectivity. The COM Express module is industry-standard, multi- sourced with a range of performance/power choices.The FPGA computing core features the Xilinx Kintex 7 FPGA family, from K160T to K410T. The K410T provides 1540 DSP MAC elements operating at up to 500 MHz and 400K logic cells. The FPGA core has two memory banks, each of which is either up to 1GB LPDDR2 DRAM or 8MB QDRII SRAM.FMC I/O site0 has 80 LVDS pairs connected to the FPGA, plus clocks, controls, and up to x8 6.5 Gbps lanes. Timing features include clock and trigger I/O for multi-card synchronization. GPS, IEEE 1588 PTP and IRIG-B timing references are integrated with on-card timing features for system-level timing coordination. Innovative offers a1 full line of FMC analog and digital IO modules or can be readily adapted to custom modules.For system communications the SBC-K7 includes two, 1Gb Ethernet and 4x USB ports. The 1G Ethernet and USB ports provide instant connectivity to host PCs and networks. A USB client port also allows operation as a USB device. 10 Gb communications can be implemented via an available FMC. The 10Gb Ethernet port connects directly to the FPGA, providing sustained “wire speed” rates of ~1GB/s over a fiber optic connection.The SBC-K7 is rugged and low power. Power consumption is ~20W (K160T FPGA) excluding FMC and operates from a 9-32V input . Air and conduction cooled versions are available rated for -40 to +85C, with up to 5 g vibration.The FPGA logic can be fully customized using VHDL/Verilog or Matlab using the the Frame Work Logic toolset. Real-time hardware-in-the-loop development using the graphical Simulink block diagrams is supported. IP cores for signal processing applications such down-conversion, demodulation and FFT are also available.Software tools for host development include C++ libraries and drivers for Windows and Linux. Application examples demonstrate card use and features. Download Datat Sheets & Pricing Now!

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