Mars MX1

Xilinx® Spartan®-6 LX FPGA Module

Mars MX1 FPGA Module Mars MX1 FPGA Module (Front)
Mars MX1 FPGA Module (Back)

Overview

The Mars MX1 FPGA module is equipped with fully EtherCAT-compliant dual Fast Ethernet PHYs and fast DDR2 SDRAM. It is thus perfectly suited for compact SoPC systems based on the Xilinx Microblaze soft processor communicating via real-time field buses.

The SO-DIMM form factor allows space-saving hardware designs, and quick and simple integration of the FPGA board into the target application.

 

Highlights

  • Low-cost, low-power FPGA
  • Uses the widely-supported and compact SO-DIMM form factor
  • Available with different FPGA densities
  • Available in industrial temperature range
  • Dual Fast Ethernet for Industrial Ethernet like PROFINET, EtherCAT, POWERLINK or Ethernet/IP

Benefits

  • Simple, low-cost and rugged assembly, in the industry-standard SO-DIMM form factor
  • Fast boot times and support for execution-in-place (XiP) due to the 4 bit parallel SPI Flash
  • Lowest power consumption due to the high-efficiency DC/DC converters and support for SUSPEND.
  • Many IP cores are available from Xilinx, Enclustra and 3rd parties.
 

Features

  • Xilinx Spartan-6 LX FPGA
  • SO-DIMM form factor (67.6 x 30 mm, 200 pins)
  • 108 user I/Os, single-ended or differential
  • 16 MB quad SPI Flash
  • Up to 256 MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Dual Fast Ethernet PHYs (fully EtherCAT-compliant)
  • Real Time Clock (± 5 ppm, with temperature sensor)
  • Single 3.3V supply voltage

Module Architecture

Mars MX1 Module ArchitectureClick image to enlarge

Not all features are available simultaneously – please check the documentation for any applicable constraints.
All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please verify component specifications with vendor’s datasheets.
Enclustra maintains an errata and revision history document for each product. Please also check the errata of the FPGA device and other components.

Product Selection Matrix

Product CodeFPGAQuad SPI FlashDDR2 SDRAMEthernet PHYReal Time ClockTemp. RangeStatus
MA-MX1-45-3C-D7 XC6SLX45-3CSG324C 16MB 128MB Dual 100Mbps 0..+70°C
MA-MX1-45-3I-D7 XC6SLX45-3CSG324I 16MB 128MB Dual 100Mbps -40..+85°C else
Custom Configurations Click to view custom configuration options
XC6SLX 9- 1L CSG324 C
  16- 2   I
  25- 3    
  45-      

4MB
8MB
16MB

64MB
128MB
256MB

Single 100Mbps
Dual 100Mbps

0..+70°
-40..+85°C

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Minimum order quantities apply for custom module configurations. Please contact us.

Pricing

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Product CodePreferred variant1EURUSDCHFCNY (including 13% VAT)
1+30+100+1000+10000+1+30+100+1000+10000+1+30+100+1000+10000+1+30+100+1000+10000+
MA-MX1-45-3C-D72222001691248424922419013994244220186136922243198116671215821
MA-MX1-45-3I-D72852482071491013192782321671133132722271641112854245220341459987

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1: For non-preferred configurations, a minimum order quantity (MOQ) may apply if the products are not in stock – please get in touch for more details.
All prices are non-binding estimates – please use the enquiry form or contact us for definitive pricing and lead-time information.

Mars Heat Sink

Mars Heatsink (Top)

The Mars heat sink is an optimal solution to cool the Mars MX1 – it's low profile (less than 7 mm tall) and covers the whole module surface. It comes with a gap pad for the FPGA and four screws to attach it to the module PCB. With additional user configured gap pads, it is possible to cool other components on board as well.

To cool the module even further, a mounting slot in the center of the heat sink makes it easy to attach fans of different sizes – see the technical drawing for details. To order the Mars Heat Sink , add it in the order form next to the Mars MX1, for only EUR 10 / USD 11 / CHF 11.

Base Boards

Select one of these base boards to get started with development straight out of the box.

Base BoardDescription
Mars ST3 An ideal platform for display applications.
Mars EB1 An ideal platform for a stereo frame grabber and other video applications.
Mars PM3 A powerful platform with a wealth of I/O interfaces: Ethernet, USB 3.0, FMC low pin count and more.

 

Reference Design

Mars MX1 EDK Reference Design

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The Mars MX1 reference design consists of the following deliverables:

  • Precompiled FPGA configuration bitstream containing an EDK system featuring the following functional blocks:
    • Microblaze CPU
    • DDR2 SDRAM controller, internal BRAM
    • SPI and I2C masters, UART
    • Dual Ethernet MACs
    • Timer, IRQ controller and GPIO
  • Console-based demo applications (including source code and SDK workspace)
    • DDR2 / SPI Flash memory tests
    • Ethernet / I2C bus access
  • Mars MX1 BSB files for the use with the Xilinx Platform Studio Base System Builder Wizard
  • Documentation (also explaining how to customize and generate the EDK system).

The Mars MX1 reference design is available upon request via email.

Target Applications

  • Industrial Automation
  • Motion Control
  • Medical Testing
  • Embedded Computing
  • Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  

Related Products

  • Mars ST3 Base Board more
  • Mars PM3 p-ITX Base Board more
  • Display Controller IP Core more

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