Mars MX2

Xilinx® Spartan®-6 LXT FPGA Module

Mars MX2 FPGA Module Mars MX2 FPGA Module (Front)
Mars MX2 FPGA Module (Back)

Overview

The Mars MX2 FPGA module is equipped with multi-gigabit serial transceivers, Gigabit Ethernet and DDR2 SDRAM and is thus perfectly suited for high speed communication and DSP applications.

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

 

Highlights

  • Low-cost, low-power FPGA
  • Dual multi-gigabit transceivers
  • Uses the widely-supported and compact SO-DIMM form factor
  • Available in industrial temperature range
  • Supports PCI-Express and Gigabit Ethernet

Benefits

  • Simple, low-cost and rugged assembly, in the industry-standard SO-DIMM form factor
  • Simple and low-cost integration due to the on-board standard interfaces (PCIe, Ethernet)
  • 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 FPGA SUSPEND.
  • Many IP cores are available from Xilinx, Enclustra and third parties.
 

Features

  • Xilinx Spartan-6 LXT FPGA
  • SO-DIMM form factor (67.6 x 30 mm, 200 pins)
  • 2 MGT Multi Gigabit Transceivers (3.125 Gb/s) with integrated PCIe x1 endpoint
  • 96 user I/Os, single-ended or differential
  • Up to 16 MB quad SPI Flash
  • Up to 256 MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Gigabit Ethernet PHY
  • Single 3.3V supply voltage

Module Architecture

Mars MX2 Module ArchitectureClick image to enlarge

Product Selection Matrix

Product CodeFPGAQuad SPI FlashDDR2 SDRAMEthernet PHYReal Time ClockTemp. RangeStatus
MA-MX2-45-3C-D7 XC6SLX45T-3CSG324C 16MB 128MB 1Gbps 0..+70°C
MA-MX2-45-3I-D8 XC6SLX45T-3CSG324I 16MB 256MB 1Gbps -40..+85°C
Custom Configurations Click to view custom configuration options
XC6SLX 25T- 2 CSG324 C
  45T- 3   I
    4    

4MB
8MB
16MB

64MB
128MB
256MB

1Gbps

0..+70°C
-40..+85°C

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

Pricing

Show prices in: EUR USD CHF

Product CodeEURUSDCHF
1+30+100+1000+10000+1+30+100+1000+10000+1+30+100+1000+10000+
MA-MX2-45-3C-D7211194178141101250230211167120240221203161115
MA-MX2-45-3I-D8250231211168123296274250199146285263240191140

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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 MX2 – 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 (HS-MA1), add it in the order form next to the Mars MX2, for only EUR 9 / USD 10 / CHF 10.

Base Boards

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

Base BoardDescription
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 MX2 EDK Reference Design

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The Mars MX2 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
    • Gigabit 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 MX2 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 MX2 reference design is available upon request via email.

Target Applications

  • PCIe Endpoint
  • Data Acquisition
  • High-Speed Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Embedded Computing
  

Related Products

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


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