XEM6310
Integration Evaluation Acceleration

XEM6310 Module

XEM6310-LX45
Add to Cart$499.95

XEM6310-LX150
Add to Cart$799.95

The XEM6310 is a USB 3.0 integration module based on the remarkably-capable Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the XEM6310 utilizes the high transfer rate of USB 3.0 for configuration downloads, enabling speedy FPGA configuration and data transfer. With integrated SDRAM, power supplies, and platform flash, the XEM6310 is a worthy successor to the most popular Opal Kelly module.

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Performance

Real-world measured performance at over 300 MiB/s is possible with the FrontPanel API and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connections.

On-Board SDRAM

Built with an integrated 128-MiB SDRAM, the XEM6310 has abundant on-board memory for high-performance applications, including data and image acquisition as well as signal processing.

FrontPanel SDK

Opal Kelly’s FrontPanel SDK is an easy-to-use, robust API for communication, configuration, and interfacing to your PC. FrontPanel handles all the interaction between your software and the FPGA internals, dramatically reducing the time and effort required to interface to a design.

Prototyping and OEM Integration

The XEM6310 is ideally suited to prototyping systems and integration into OEM devices where a USB interface, flexible hardware solution, or PC software interface would be useful. The XEM6310 can easily be added to a new board design to provide turnkey USB integration with the convenience of the FrontPanel programmer’s interface and existing USB drivers.

Product Comparison

Feature XEM6310-LX45 XEM6010-LX45 XEM6310-LX150 XEM6010-LX150
Interface
Measured Performance
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
Up to 335 MB/s
USB 2.0 HighSpeed
Up to 38 MB/s
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
Up to 335 MB/s
USB 2.0 HighSpeed
Up to 38 MB/s
FPGA
Minimum Xilinx Tools Required
XC6SLX45-2
ISE WebPack
XC6SLX150-2
ISE Logic Edition
Slice Architecture 4 6-LUT, 8 DFF
Slices 6,822 (54,576 DFFs) 23,038 (184,304 DFFs)
FPGA RAM 2,088 Kib BlockRAM
401 Kib Distributed
4,824 Kib BlockRAM
1,355 Kib Distributed
MULT / DSP1 58 180
MCB2
PLLs ✓ (4 CMT) ✓ (6 CMT)
On-Board DDR2
Banks, Width, Peak Bandwidth
128 MiB
One, x16, 10 Gb/s
System Flash
FPGA Bootable?
128 Mib
Yes
- 128 Mib
Yes
-
FPGA Flash
FPGA Bootable?
128 Mib
No
32 Mib
Yes
128 Mib
No
32 Mib
Yes
  • 1 Spartan-6 DSP blocks include MULT and integrated 48-bit accumulator.
  • 2 Spartan-6 MCBs (memory controller blocks) reduce the fabric resources consumed for memory support.

Applications

  • Image or video capture / processing
  • Data acquisition
  • ASIC / hardware-based simulation and verification
  • Bioinformatics (DNA search and pattern matching)
  • Digital communications
  • High-speed USB / FPGA co-processor
  • Evaluation platform for your product
  • Custom test equipment
  • Cryptography
  • Data Security

Block Diagram

XEM6310 Block Diagram

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Performance

Measured performance at over 300 MiB/s for real-world data transfers to/from the PC.

Bootable Serial Flash (2x 16MB)

The XEM6310 integrates 16 MiB of on-board serial Flash for standalone FPGA booting and miscellaneous nonvolatile memory and a separate 16 MiB serial Flash for exclusive FPGA use.

 

128 MiB DDR2

Integrated 128-MiByte DDR2 provides plenty of on-board memory for high-performance applications, including image capture and data acquisition.

Switching Power Supplies

High-efficiency switching power supplies provide stable, dependable power to the FPGA. In most applications, there is enough extra juice to also supply your board.

Features & Specifications

  • Xilinx Spartan-6 (XC6SLX45-2FGG or XC6SLX150-2FGG)
  • 2x 32-MiB serial flash (Numonyx N25Q128A)
  • 128-MiByte DDR2 (Micron MT47H64M16HR)
  • Small form-factor -- smaller than a credit card at 75mm x 50mm x 15.9mm (2.95" x 1.97" x 0.63")
  • High-speed USB 3.0 interface (Cypress FX3) for configuration and data transfer
  • Measured performance up to 315 MiB/s
  • Self-powered by external DC source
  • Low-jitter 100 MHz clock oscillator
  • Eight LEDs
  • Two 80-pin 0.8mm Samtec board-to-board connectors (BSE-040)
  • Over 110 user I/O and 4 GCLK pins on expansion connectors
  • Independent access to VCCO bank voltages
  • JTAG pins available on the expansion connectors
  • Full FrontPanel virtual control panel support
  • Complete Application Programmer's Interface (API) in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python, and Java

Note: Firmware source code is not included.  Full documentation on designing the XEM6310 into your application is contained in the XEM6310 User's Manual and FrontPanel User's Manual.   Please see the Library items on this page.