TEWS TECHNOLOGIES introduces Spartan-6 AMC with FMC Module Slot

TEWS TECHNOLOGIES announces the introduction of the standard single Mid-Size or Full-Size AMC.1 module TAMC631 with a user-programmable XC6SLX25T-2 or XC6SLX75T-2 Spartan-6 FPGA. Designed for industrial, COTS, and transportation applications, where specialized I/O or long-term availability is required, the TAMC631 provides a number of advantages including a customizable interface for unique applications and a FPGA-based design to extend product lifecycle.

TEWS TECHNOLOGIES announces the introduction of the standard single Mid-Size or Full-Size AMC.1 module TAMC631 with a user-programmable XC6SLX25T-2 or XC6SLX75T-2 Spartan-6 FPGA. Designed for industrial, COTS, and transportation applications, where specialized I/O or long-term availability is required, the TAMC631 provides a number of advantages including a customizable interface for unique applications and a FPGA-based design to extend product lifecycle.

For flexible front I/O solutions, the TAMC631 provides a VITA 57 FMC Module slot with a low-pin count connector, allowing active and passive signal conditioning. All FMC I/O lines are directly connected to the FPGA, which maintains the flexibility of the Select I/O technology of the Spartan-6 FPGA. The low-pin count interface includes one multi-gigabit link. In addition the FPGA is connected to two banks of 128 Mbytes, 16 bit wide DDR3 SDRAM.

The FPGA is configured by a platform Flash. The Flash device is programmable via a JTAG header. The JTAG header also supports readback and real-time debugging of the FPGA design using Xilinx ChipScope.

A programmable clock generator provides up to three different clock output frequencies between 5 kHz and 200 MHz. The clock generator settings are programmable via JTAG and are stored in an EEPROM. In addition two differential reference clocks are available from the FMC slot to the FPGA.

User applications can be developed using the design software ISE WebPACK which can be downloaded free of charge from www.xilinx.com.

Extensive software support for major operating systems such as Windows, LynxOS, Linux, Integrity, VxWorks, and QNX is available.

About TEWS TECHNOLOGIES

TEWS TECHNOLOGIES is a leading solutions provider of embedded I/O and CPU products based on open architecture standards such as PMC, IndustryPack® (IP), CompactPCI, standard PCI, AMC, and VME. TEWS has more than 30 years of experience designing and building turn-key embedded interface solutions using the philosophy to listen and respond to our customers’ needs. Using this ‘customer first’ approach, TEWS has developed a large number of standard and custom products for industrial control, telecommunication infrastructure, medical equipment, traffic control and COTS applications. TEWS’ line of embedded I/O solutions is available worldwide through a global network of distributors. For more information, go to www.tews.com.