The Opal Kelly XEM6001 is an integration module based on a Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA (XC6SLX16-2FTG256C). In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the XEM6001 utilizes the high transfer rate of USB 2.0 for configuration downloads, enabling an almost instant reprogramming of the FPGA. The XEM6001 features flexible clocking with a multi-output clock generator that can generate clock frequencies from 1 MHz to 150 MHz. If higher frequencies are needed, the clock multipliers in the FPGA can be used.
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.
Virtual interface elements such as buttons, LEDs, and hex displays make cumbersome "I/O Boards" a thing of the past.
86 I/Os and 6 CLK pins are all arranged on a common 0.1" grid for easy prototyping.
A 32-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.
The on-board PLL provides flexible clocking to the FPGA and expansion connectors.