FM482 PMC Dual Virtex-4 
FPGA Module with Optical I/O


The FM482 is a high performance PMC-X module dedicated to digital signal processing applications with high bandwidth and complex algorithms requirements. In addition to 4x 2.5Gbps optical tranceivers for serial FPDP and Gigabit Ethernet, the FM482 offers various interfaces, fast on-board memory resources and two Virtex-4 FPGAs. It can be utilized, for example, to accelerate frequency-domain algorithms with off-the-shelf Intellectual Property cores for applications that require the highest level of performances.

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User Manual (pdf)

Product Brief (pdf)


Conduction cooled -optional

High speed DSP processing in two Xilinx Virtex-4 ® FPGA
XC4VSX55, XC4VLX40, XC4VLX60, XC4VLX80, XC4VLX100 or XC4VLX160
XC4VFX20 or XC4VFX60 with embedded PowerPC RISC processor
FPGA configuration on-board storage
Off-the-shelf IP cores
FPGA firmware design services available upon request

2 x 32M x 16 DDR2 SDRAM (128MB)
4 x 2M x 32 QDR2 SRAM devices (32MB)
128Mbit flash device

PCI interface
 PCI-X 64-bit 133MHz, 3.3V
 PCI-X/PCI 64/32-bit 66MHz, 3.3V
 PCI 64/32-bit 33MHz, 3.3V

Measured sustained bandwidth
64-bit 133MHz = 760Mbytes/s
64-bit 66MHz = 450Mbytes/s
32-bit 33MHz = 120Mbytes/s

Front Panel high speed communication
4x 2.5Gbps optical transceivers for sFPDP, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband applications. Useful for connecting to a remote server or a storage system.

 I/O and Front Panel Interface
4x 2.5Gbps optical transceivers for sFPDP, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband applications
PMC connector Pn4 64 user I/Os
Front Panel I/O daughter cards (see AD4xx range of products that combine the FM482 with various ADCs and DACs).

Software Support
FPGA reference design
API, documentation and sample source code
Software utility to program on-board Flash with FPGA configuration data
Device driver for Windows 2000/XP, Linux
Test /demonstration application
Custom FPGA firmware /application /driver development available upon request

Application examples
Real-time DSP functions (e.g. Floating Point FFT, FIR, Polyphase filterbanks, DDC, etc...)
Data Storage with over 1.2GBytes/s bandwidth to RAID or JBOD
Video frame grabber and compression algorithm(JPEG2000, JPEG, MPEG, etc)
Data acquisition and processing
Radar Signal Processing (Doppler filter, Pulse compression, CFAR)
Vector processing
Timing generation
Embedded processors
ASIC prototyping

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