Innovative Integration

Innovative Integration is a data acquisition company that designs embedded electronics with digital & analog interfaces and FPGAs for digital signal processing, software radio and data acquisition applications used in industrial and rugged environments.


PCIe XMC Module - Four 500 MSPS or Dual 1 GSPS, 16-bit DACs, Virtex5 FPGA with 512MB DDR2 DRAM and 4 MB QDR SRAM Memories

  • X5-TX

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Ruggedization Level Table
  • Ruggedization Level Table

X5-TX Peripherals

Quick Specs
Part Number: 80214-0 · 80214-0-L1 · 80214-0-L2 · 80214-0-L3 · 80214-0-L4 · 80214-1 · 80214-1-L1 · 80214-1-L2 · 80214-1-L3 · 80214-1-L4 · 80214-2 · 80214-2-L1 · 80214-2-L2 · 80214-2-L3 · 80214-2-L4 · 80214-3 · 80214-3-L1 · 80214-3-L2 · 80214-3-L3 · 80214-3-L4 · 80214-5 · 80214-5-L1 · 80214-5-L2 · 80214-5-L3 · 80214-
Family: PMC/XMCe
Bus Type: PCI Express
Bus Width: 8-lane
Bus Speed:
Form Factor: XMC
Functions: Software Radio · FPGA
DSP: 640 DSP48 Elements
DSP Quantity: 1
DSP Speed (total): 250 MHz
FPGA: Virtex-5
FPGA Size: SX95T / LX155T
FPGA Quantity: 1
A/D Channels: 0
A/D Resolution:
A/D Rate:
D/A Channels: 4
D/A Resolution: 16-bit
D/A Rate: 500 MHz
Digital IO: 16-bit
Peripherals: 80181-0 · 80186-0 · 90181-0 · 80167-0 · 80172-0 · 80173-0 · 80207-0 · 67057 · 67058 · 67059 · 80191-1 · 67021 · 80246-0
  • (4) 500 MSPS or (2) 1 GSPS 16-bit DACs
  • +/-1V, 50 ohm, DC or AC coupled inputs
  • External or internal sample clocking and
  • triggering
  • Xilinx Virtex5, SX95T or LX155T FPGA
  • 512MB DDR2 DRAM
  • 8 Rocket IO private links, 2.5 Gbps each
  • >1 GB/s, 8-lane PCI Express Host Interface
  • Power Management features
  • XMC Module (75x150 mm)
  • PCI Express (VITA 42.3)
  • Ruggedization Levels for Wide Temperature Operation
  • Adapters for VPX, Compact PCI, Desktop PCI and Cabled PCI Express Systems
  • Wireless Transmitter
  • RADAR pulse generation
  • High Speed Arbitrary Waveform Generation
  • Electronic Warfare
  • IP development

X5-TX Overview

The X5-TX is an XMC I/O module featuring four channels of 500 MSPS, 16-bit DAC outputs with a Virtex5 FPGA computing core, DRAM and SRAM memory, and eight lane PCI Express host interface. The DAC devices also support a mode providing two channels at a true 1 GSPS, 16-bit rate without interpolation.

A Xilinx Virtex5 SX95T or LX155T with 512 MB DDR2 DRAM and 4MB QDR-II memory provides a very high performance DSP core for demanding applications such RADAR and direct RF digitizing. The close integration of the analog IO, memory and host interface with the FPGA enables real-time signal processing at rates exceeding 300 GMAC/s.

The X5 XMC modules couple Innovative's powerful Velocia architecture with a high performance, 8-lane PCI Express interface that provides over 1 GB/s sustained transfer rates to the host. Private links to host cards with >1.6 GB/s capacity using P16 are provided for system integration.

The X5 family can be fully customized using VHDL and MATLAB using the FrameWork Logic toolset. The MATLAB BSP supports real-time hardware-in-the-loop development using the graphical, block diagram Simulink environment with Xilinx System Generator.

IP logic cores are also available for SDR applications that provide multi channel modulations for PSK and FSK systems. These IP cores transform the X5-TX module into versatile transmitter, ready for integration into your application.

Software tools for host development include C++ libraries and drivers for Windows and Linux. Application examples demonstrating the module features and use are provided, including streaming DAC samples from disk. The X5-TX can be used with the Andale high speed data record/playback system for arbitrary waveform generation from recorded data at sustained rates exceeding 750 MB/s.

This extremely versatile module is easily adapted for use in virtually any type of system. Our XMC carrier adapters offer conduction and convection cooling and are available for a range of interfaces including Desktop PCI, Desktop PCI Express, Cabled PCI Express, CompactPCI, and PXI/PXI Express. This module is also readily installed into Innovative Integration's eInstrument Embedded PC, SBC-ComEx Single-Board Computer, and Andale Data Loggers.

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