Opal Kelly launches XEM6310 FPGA module with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection - Embedded.com

Opal Kelly launches XEM6310 FPGA module with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection


The XEM6310 USB 3.0 FPGA Module from Opal Kelly leverages the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for downloading and communication. The module delivers transfer rates exceeding 300MB/s – an 8-fold improvement over Opal Kelly USB 2.0 FPGA modules. Based on the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA, the XEM6310 is available in two densities, -LX45 and -LX150, which are footprint compatible with other Opal Kelly modules.

The XEM6310-LX45 is based on the Xilinx XC6SLX45 and the XEM6310-LX150 is based on the Xilinx XC6SLX150. Both modules are designed as building blocks for OEM devices where a super-fast USB 3.0 interface, a flexible hardware solution, and/or a PC software interface is required. The two new modules both include SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FPGA configuration and data transfer, with integrated DDR2 SDRAM, power supplies, and configuration flash. The XEM6310 leverages the Opal Kelly multi-platform FrontPanel SDK and application, providing turnkey USB integration with the convenience of the FrontPanel programmer's interface and USB drivers.

An additional benefit is the ease-of-migration from the XEM6010 and XEM3010 modules to the new module. XEM6310 has proven to be a drop-in replacement for many applications for Opal Kelly beta testers, adding dramatic improvements in speed with very little extra engineering effort.

The XEM6310-LX45 is offered at $349.95 (quantity 100+) and the XEM6310-LX150 is offered at $599.95 (quantity 100+). Each includes the Opal Kelly FrontPanel SDK and USB driver, XEM6310 User’s Manual, email support, as well as access to an active online UserForum.

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