FPGA development module released for Xilinx Artix UltraScale+

Opal Kelly has released its XEM8310-AU25P FPGA development module for the Xilinx Artix UltraScale+ FPGA. The module features Opal Kelly’s FrontPanel SDK for programming high-performance, software-connected FPGA applications.

The XEM8310-AU25P features the Xilinx Artix UltraScale+ XCAU25P-2FFVB676E FPGA and USB 3.0 Type C SuperSpeed interface. It also includes 12 high-speed gigabit transceiver lanes via Artix UltraScale+ transceivers, which support serial standards such as 10 GbE, JESD-204B, DisplayPort, PCI Express, SATA, HD-SDI, XAUI, and Aurora up to 16.375 Gbits/s.

FPGA development module released for Xilinx Artix UltraScale+Other features of the XEM8310  include 2 GiB DDR4 memory, 32-MiB serial flash, and two low-jitter fixed-frequency clock oscillators. It is self- powered by a single DC supply (7.5 to 15 VDC). The new module measures 100 × 70 mm (3.94 x 2.76 inches) and comes with three Samtec mezzanine connectors to mate with a customer’s logic board.

Both the XEM8320 development platform and the XEM8310 integration module are built ON the same FrontPanel SDK, which make it easier for customers to migrate from development to production, said the company. The FrontPanel SDK consists of firmware, software, and gateware that connects software applications, FPGA gateware, and external hardware via the module’s USB Type C SuperSpeed interface.

The XEM8310 and Artix UltraScale+ FPGA are designed for production applications such as LiDAR, radar, software-defined radio, advanced photonics, and high-frame-rate machine vision. They can be used in a range of applications industrial automation, machine vision, health-care sciences, networking and communication, test and measurement, broadcast, consumer, transportation, and AI-enabled applications.

The XEM8310-AU25P, available now through Opal Kelly’s online web store, is priced at $1,149.95 each. Discounted pricing is available under the company’s Step Pricing program for volume deployments, starting as low as 30 pieces.