The Opal Kelly XEM3005-1200M32P is an FPGA integration module based on a 1,200,000-gate Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the XEM3005 utilizes the high transfer rate of USB 2.0 for configuration downloads, enabling an almost instant reprogramming of the FPGA.
Opal Kelly's FrontPanel SDK is an easy-to-use, robust API for communication, configuration, and interfacing to your PC, Mac or Linux hardware. FrontPanel handles all the interaction between your software and the FPGA internals, dramatically reducing the time and effort required to interface to a design.
Opal Kelly FPGA integration modules are designed to be the ideal turnkey solution for prototypes and OEM product integration. With the complete FrontPanel SDK, there's simply no faster, more reliable, production-ready way to jump start your FPGA design.
Integrated 32-MByte SDRAM provides abundant on-board memory for high-performance applications, including image capture and data acquisition.
A 4-Mbit SPI Serial Flash device is included for FPGA configuration or general data storage. An on-board switch lets you choose between USB or Flash for FPGA configuration, enabling full stand-alone operation. USB communication via FrontPanel is available in either mode.
You provide +3.3v and +1.2v power through the expansion connectors or a 0.1" header on-board. This decreases overall system cost by eliminating redundant supplies.
The on-board PLL provides flexible clocking to the FPGA and expansion connectors.