The user FPGA’s interface to the PXIe bus is partitioned via an internal address and data bus which is accessed via predefined registers and supported by the module’s software driver and an interactive UI. The result is a simplified design / integration process since both the PXIe bus interface and associated software driver are known, tested entities. And as an added benefit, the compiled FPGA design can be loaded into on-board flash memory via this same interface, providing users with an easy way to incrementally design / test / modify their FPGA code.
“The broad adoption of user programmable FPGAs for test and measurement applications has allowed test engineers to create custom instrumentation and interfaces for complex, mission critical applications from the flightline to the factory,” said Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of Marvin Test Solutions. “With the addition of the GX3800e which leverages COTS FMC modules and industry standard IP cores and programming tools, our customers can realize a streamlined design process, long-term supportability, and the flexibility to adapt to future test needs.”
To learn more about Marvin Test Solutions’ suite of PXI/PXIe user-programmable FPGA modules that offer users the flexibility to create high performance, customized digital and mixed signal instrumentation for specific applications without requiring the use of external interface cards, visit http://www.marvintest.com/Category.aspx?category=FPGA.
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