VirtexII™-Pro Based
ASIC Prototyping Engine
PCI Express (PCIe)
(1-lane or 4-lane)

  • PCI Express (PCIe) PWB (1-lane or 4-lane)
    • Up to 6 VirtexII-Pro FPGAs in FF1704
      • 2vp70-5,-6,-7 or 2vp100-5,-6
    • Flexible, abundant, and configurable embedded memory in FPGAs
      • 444 18-kbit memory blocks per FPGA (2vp100)
      • Up to 1.378 Kbytes Distributed SelectRAM per FPGA (2vp100)
      • 100% of FPGA resources available for user applications
    • 2 -- 200-pin high-speed expansion connectors for awesome signal integrity
      • Custom daughter cards
      • Standard Daughter cards:
        • Camera Link/LVDS
        • DNPMC104
        • DN3k10SD/ DN3k10SD_mictor
      • We recommend using the Daughter Card Extender when using 200-pin daughtercards.
    • 10 DDR SDRAM's (with 2vp100s)
      5 DDR SDRAM's (with 2vp70s)

      • standard: 32M x 16
      • Options for 64M x 16 DDR devices
      • 2 DDRs connected to FPGAs B, C, D, E, and F
    • 4 512k x 36 SSRAM's with options for 1M/2M x 36
      • Options for ZBT/NOBL, flow-through
  • 8 off-board, RocketI/O-based high-speed serial ports
    • SMB Connectors (2 MGTs each)
    • 2 ports each connected to FPGAs A, B, E, F
    • 3.125 GB/S (with -6, or -7 speed grade FPGA)
  • 20A on-board switching regulator for both +2.5V and +1.5V
    • Standalone operation with an off-the-shelf ATX power supply
  • Two PowerPC 405 Cores per FPGA (12 total with six FPGAs)
    • Embedded 300+ MHz Harvard Architecture
    • Hardware Multiply/Divide Unit
    • Thirty-Two 32-bit General Purpose Registers
    • 16 KB 2-Way Set-Assoc. Instruction Cache
    • 16 KB 2-Way Set-Associative Data Cache
    • Memory Management Unit (MMU)
    • Timer Facilities
  • Status LED's provide instant status and operational feedback
  • Four RS232 ports for PowerPC observation/debug
    • Four full duplex (RX/TX)
    • All four ports multiplexed via SpartanII Configuration FPGA
  • Fast/Easy FPGA configuration via standard SmartMedia FLASH card
    • Microprocessor controlled (CY7C68013)
    • Separate RS232 port for configuration/operational status and control
    • Fastest possible configuration using SelectMap
    • Sanity checking programs for bit files simplify the configuration process
  • 2 low skew clocks distributed to all FPGAs and headers:
    • 2 user-selectable socketed oscillators
    • PCIe Clock
    • 2 CY7B993/4 RoboClockII PLLs for the best clock distribution
  • Robust observation/debug with 480+ connections for logic analyzer observability and pattern generator stimulus.
  • Boatloads of reference stuff included (FREE)
  • DDR SDRAM controller (Verilog/VHDL)
  • PowerPC 'Hello World'
    • UARTs
    • USB utilities
    • Board test(s)
    • Windows XP, ME, 2000, 98, NT, LINUX, Solaris
  • Full support for embedded logic analyzers via JTAG interface
    • ChipScope, ChipScope PRO
    • Tested and Verified with IP from ASIC Architect.


The DN6000K10PCIe 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 DN6000K10PCIe is hosted in a 1-lane or 4-lane PCI Express slot (PCIe) and can be used standalone. This product supports up to 6 FPGAs and each position can be populated by either a 2vp70 or 2vp100.

A DN6000K10PCIe stuffed with 6 2vp100s can emulate up to 4.4+ million gates of logic as measured by LSI. In addition, each 2vp100 VirtexII Pro FPGA contains two 300MHz+ 405 PowerPC microprocessors, 444 18x18 multipliers, and 7.992 Mbytes of block RAM memory. Eight serial RocketI/O ports are provided on the corners 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 DN6000K10PCIe 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. The FPGAs are high I/O count, 1704-pin BGA packages, allowing for maximum chip to chip interconnect. Two 200-pin expansion connectors provide for expansion capability.

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.

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