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Product Description: 

The Xilinx Virtex-4 FX12 Mini-Module is the ultimate programmable system. Designed as a complete system on a module, the Mini packages all the necessary functions needed for an embedded processor system, onto a tiny footprint slightly bigger than a stick of chewing gum. System Architects, FPGA designers, and board designers will find the flexibility of Virtex-4 FX12 Mini-Module ideal for high performance, embedded controller applications. The on-board PowerPCâ„¢ core provides processing horsepower, the 10/100/1000 Ethernet port adds networking capabilities for Internet appliance solutions, while the configurable I/O settings offer versatile interface options.

The Virtex-4 FX12 Mini-Module is offered as a development kit, with a companion baseboard, power supply, software, and reference designs. The Mini-Module is based on the Virtex-4 FX12 FPGA from Xilinx, and includes DDR memory, Flash memory, configuration memory, 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY, system clock, and up to 76 user I/O. The I/O can be configured as singleended signals as well as differential LVDS pairs. The module plugs into the baseboard via headers and can be removed for use in proprietary systems if desired. The baseboard provides the necessary power, user switches, LEDs, LCD panel, RS232 and USB ports, and a user I/O header. A JTAG compatible port is available on the baseboard to download configuration data to the FPGA directly or to program the Platform Flash with the FPGA .mcs file.

Designers looking for an off-the-shelf, fully configurable, high-performance embedded processor system capable of supporting PowerPC and real-time operating systems, will find the Virtex-4 FX12 Mini-Module from Avnet an ideal fit. The Mini Development Kit helps jump start your design effort, while stand-alone modules can be easily integrated into custom applications. Migration options are also available from the family of Mini-Module platforms offered by Avnet.

Mini-Module Features

Small Footprint (30 mm x 65.5 mm)
Complete System-On-A-Module
Supports PowerPC Processor
Based on the Virtex-4 FX12 FPGA
10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
DDR and Flash Memory
76 User I/O
Baseboard Features

Supports Mini-Module Family
Module Socket Allows Easy Connection
Provides 3.3V, 2.5V and 1.2V
USB and RS232 Ports
2 x 16 Character LCD
User Switches and LEDs
SAM Compatible I/O Header
Target Applications

PowerPC Applications
Ethernet/Internet Applications
Embedded Controller
General Purpose Development

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