Maxim Pmods speed mixed signal/analog FPGA prototyping - Embedded.com

Maxim Pmods speed mixed signal/analog FPGA prototyping

San Jose, Ca . – Maxim has just taken the wraps off of a collection of 15 mixed signal/analog peripheral modules which plug directly into any FPGA/CPU expansion port that follows the Digilent Pmod standard.

According to Dave Sackett, Manager of Field Applications at Maxim Integrated Products, the modules were designed for plug-in simplicity and easy software integration so that designers could rapidly prototype a design and move it quickly into a working design.

He said the collection is aggressively priced to allow experimentation with state-of-the-art ICs on even the most modest budget.

The collection supports a wide variety of commonly used analog and mixed-signal functions and are supported by example software and FPGA configuration files for three popular FPGA platforms. Straightforward example programs demonstrate each module so the user is prototyping in minutes instead of hours.

The collection includes functionality for data conversion, a digital potentiometer, real-time clock, light sensor, clock oscillator, thermal interface, communication transceivers, digital isolation, GPIO expansion, LED interface, and relay drivers.

Supported by software for Avnet LX-9, Digilent Nexys 3 and Avnet ZEDBoard, pricing for the entire collection of 15 modules is $89.95. Each module can be purchased individually—contact the factory for unit pricing. To learn more, go to www.maxim-ic.com.

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