The TXMC633 is a standard single-width Switched Mezzanine Card (XMC) compatible module providing a user configurable XC6SLX45T-2 or XC6SLX100T-2 AMD Spartan ™ 6 FPGA.
The TXMC633-x0R has 64 ESD-protected TTL lines; the TXMC633-x1R provides 32 differential I/O lines using RS-422 / RS-485 compatible, ESD-protected line transceivers. The TXMC633-x2R provides 32 TTL and 16 differential I/Os. The TXMC633-x3R provides 32 differential I/O lines using Multipoint-LVDS Transceiver. The TXMC633-x4R provides 32 TTL and 16 differential I/O Multipoint-LVDS Transceiver.
For customer specific I/O extension or inter-board communication, the TXMC633-xx provides 64 FPGA I/Os on P14 and 3 FPGA Multi-Gigabit-Transceiver on P16. P14 I/O lines could be configured as 64 single ended LVCMOS33 or as 32 differential LVDS33 interface.
All I/O lines are individually programmable as input or output. Setting as input sets the I/O line to tri-state and could be used with on-board pull-up also as tri-stated output. Each TTL I/O line has a pull-resistor. The pull- voltage level is programmable to be either +3.3V, +5V and additionally GND. The differential RS-485 I/O lines are terminated by 120ohms resistors and the differential MLVDS I/O lines are terminated by 100ohms resistors.
The User FPGA is connected to a 128 Mbytes, 16 bit wide DDR3 SDRAM. The SDRAM-interface uses a hardwired internal Memory Controller Block of the Spartan-6.
The User FPGA is configured by a platform SPI flash or via PCIe download. The flash device is in-system programmable. An in-circuit debugging option is available via a JTAG header for read back and real-time debugging of the FPGA design (using AMD ChipScope ™).
The direct configuration via PCIe of the User FPGA is realized by the Configuration FPGA. Configuration data is programmed via 32 bit transfer register to the User FPGA ( Spartan6). Data sources are AMD ISE binary files ( .bit file or .bin file) which are generated by the AMD ISE ™ Design Suite. These binary files consist of header, preamble and configuration data. Only configuration data must be transferred. See also the AMD User Guide (ug380) Spartan ™ 6 FPGA Configuration for more information about configuration details and configuration data file formats.
User applications for the TXMC633 with XC6SLX45T-2 FPGA can be developed using the design software ISE ™ Project Navigator (ISE) and Embedded Development Kit (EDK). IDE versions are 14.7. Licenses for both design tools are required.
TEWS offers a well-documented basic FPGA Example Application design. It includes an .ucf file with all necessary pin assignments and basic timing constraints. The example design covers the main functionalities of the TXMC633. It implements local Bus interface to local Bridge device, register mapping, DDR3 memory access and basic I/O. It comes as an AMD ISE ™ project with source code and as a ready-to-download bit stream.