VirtexII™-Pro Based
PCI Express-hosted ASIC Prototyping Engine
(1-lane and 8-lane versions)

  • Tested and Verified with IP from ASIC Architect
  • PCI Express PCI-SIG Compliant

(Standard configuration in blue)
(Optional in red)

  • PCIe-based PWB (1-lane or 8-lane)
  • Single VirtexII-Pro (or Pro X) FPGA in FF1704
    • 2vp70 -5,-6,-7
    • 2vp100 -5,-6
    • (Speed grades required for PCI-Express)

  • Four external independent SSRAMs
    • 512k/1M/2M x 36
    • pipeline or flowthrough
    • ZBT or non-ZBT
  • Four independent DDR SDRAM banks
    • 4 banks 32M x 16 (256MB)
    • Options to 64M x 16 (512MB)
  • Two independent external FLASH memories
    • 4M x 16
  • 10 High Speed serial ports
    • 2 GbE Fiber (4 MGTs) (requires -6 speed grade)
    • 2 HSSDC2 - Infiniband (2 MGTs)
    • 2 SATA (2 MGTs)
    • 4 SMA (4 MGT)
  • One 200-pin high-speed connectors for awesome signal integrity
    • custom daughter cards
    • observation daughter cards (such as DN3k10SD or DNPMC104)
  • 162 signals for observation/debug
    • Fully compatible with the DN3k10SD
  • Onboard Power Supplies
    • 5A onboard linear regulator for +1.5V
    • 5A onboard switcher for +2.5V and Vtt
  • Two PowerPC 405 Cores
    • Embedded 300+ MHz Harvard Architecture
    • Hardware Multiply/Divide Unit
    • Thirty-Two 32-bit General Purpose Registers
    • 16 KB 2-Way Set-Associative Instruction Cache
    • 16 KB 2-Way Set-Associative Data Cache
    • Memory Management Unit (MMU)
    • Timer Facilities
    • Two dedicated external JTAG connectors for uP trace/debug
  • Three RS232 ports for PowerPC processor visibility
    • 2 Tx/Rx
    • 1 Tx only
  • Standalone operation via separate power connector
    • +3.3V not needed on backplane
  • Fast/Easy FPGA configuration via standard SmartMedia FLASH card
    • Microprocessor controlled (Atmega128L)
    • RS232 port for configuration/operational status and control
    • Fastest possible configuration using SelectMap parallel
      • 2vp70 configures in 1 second
    • Sanity checking programs for bit files eases configuration hassles
  • 6 low skew clocks distributed to FPGAs and test connector:
    • 2 CY7B994 RoboClockII PLLs for the best clock distribution
    • 1 FCT3805 low-skew clock driver (non-PLL)
    • 2 user-selectable socketed oscillators
    • PCI/PCI-X clock
    • 1 dividable clock via CPLD
  • Boatloads of reference stuff included (FREE)
    • SDRAM controller (Verilog/VHDL)
    • DDR SDRAM controller (Verilog/VHDL)
    • PowerPC 'Hello World'
    • UARTs
    • DOS-based utilities
    • Board test(s)
    • PCI Drivers (with C code)
      • Windows XP, ME, 2000, 98, NT
      • LINUX, Solaris
  • Full support for embedded logic analyzers
    • ChipScope, ChipScope PRO
    • Identify™ from Synplicity


The DN6000K10Se is a complete logic emulation system that enables ASIC or IP designers to prototype logic, memory, and embedded systems designs for a fraction of the cost of other solutions. The DN6000K10Se is hosted in 1-lane or 8-lane PCI Express slot, or can be used standalone. A DN6000K10Se can emulate up to 600,000 gates of logic as measured by LSI. In addition, the VirtexII Pro FPGA contains two 300MHz+ 405 PowerPC microprocessors, 328-556 18x18 multipliers, and more than 438 Kbytes of block RAM memory. Ten serial RocketI/O ports are provided on the top of the circuit board and can support a variety of serial communication protocols at speeds up to 3.125 GB/s (with -6, -7 speed grade). The DN6000K10Se is designed for performance - all external memories run at a frequency of at least 133MHz and the FPGA internal speed is limited only by the logic within. A high I/O count, 1704-pin BGA package is employed allowing for a host of external interface features including test signals, four SSRAMs, four DDR SDRAMs, and two FLASHs. A total of 162 signals are provided via a 200-pin connector on the top of the PWB for logic analyzer-based debugging, or for pattern generator stimulus. Custom daughter cards can be mounted to this connector to interface the DN6000K10Se to application-specific circuits.

Easy Configuration Via SmartMedia

The configuration bit file for the FPGA is copied onto a 32/64/128-megabyte SmartMedia FLASH card (provided) and an on-board microprocessor controls the FPGA configuration process. An RS232 port provides detailed information regarding the configuration process, completely bypassing time-consuming debugging of the configuration process. FPGA configuration occurs at close to the fastest possible parallel frequency --48MHz. Eight LEDs provide instant status and operational feedback. Two of these LEDs are connected to the CPLD and can be user-configured.

Top View

8-lane | 1-lane

Bottom View

8-lane | 1-lane






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