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Old 11-08-2007, 12:06 PM
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Default P160 Communication Module 3

Hi All ,

I used the P160 Communication Module 3 add on card for memec xilinx
FPGA dev boards a year ago. Where has it gone? I cant find it on the
avnet memec site. Is it obsolete now?

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Old 11-08-2007, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: P160 Communication Module 3

ratemonotonic wrote:
> Hi All ,
>
> I used the P160 Communication Module 3 add on card for memec xilinx
> FPGA dev boards a year ago. Where has it gone? I cant find it on the
> avnet memec site. Is it obsolete now?

Since Avnet bought Memec, they were in a dilemma: Memec-boards used the
P160-connector, Avnet-boards something else. So for new boards designed
by Avnet-Memec they decided to introduce something new altogether, so
now P160 is obsolete... I suppose they just sold the rest of their stock
of P160-modules and didn't make any new ones...

cu,
Sean

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Old 11-08-2007, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: P160 Communication Module 3

On 8 Nov, 13:31, Sean Durkin <[email protected]> wrote:
> ratemonotonic wrote:
> > Hi All ,

>
> > I used the P160 Communication Module 3 add on card for memec xilinx
> > FPGA dev boards a year ago. Where has it gone? I cant find it on the
> > avnet memec site. Is it obsolete now?

>
> Since Avnet bought Memec, they were in a dilemma: Memec-boards used the
> P160-connector, Avnet-boards something else. So for new boards designed
> by Avnet-Memec they decided to introduce something new altogether, so
> now P160 is obsolete... I suppose they just sold the rest of their stock
> of P160-modules and didn't make any new ones...
>
> cu,
> Sean
>
> --
> My email address is only valid until the end of the month.
> Try figuring out what the address is going to be after that...


Oh no ! I Have done a preliminary system design with the assumption
that a addon ethernet MAC/PHY Chip like P160 comms 3 module will be
available, for my memec Spartan 3 LC devlopment kit. Is there any way
out of this dilemma?

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Old 11-08-2007, 01:15 PM
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Default Re: P160 Communication Module 3

ratemonotonic wrote:
> Oh no ! I Have done a preliminary system design with the assumption
> that a addon ethernet MAC/PHY Chip like P160 comms 3 module will be
> available, for my memec Spartan 3 LC devlopment kit. Is there any way
> out of this dilemma?

When I asked my FAE about a year ago, I got the following response:

Re: XILINX MEMEC Boards Future:
We have developed a new expansion standard called EXP. All new boards
will use this format, and AvBus and P160/P240 will go away. We have
created a EXP-to-P160 adaptor to allow P160 modules to connect to the
new EXP boards. You can see more info on EXP at www.em.avnet.com/exp

HTH,
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:45 AM
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The documentation for the P160 Comm 3 is still posted on the Avnet DRC
(www.em.avnet.com/drc), but the module is not for sale anymore. You
could try checking with your Avnet FAE or try finding a used one
somewhere.

The P160 Comm 2 is still available, but it has a PHY rather than MAC
+PHY.

Another alternative (but different hardware), is the Spartan-3 Mini-
Module. This has the same MAC+PHY as the P160 Comm 3.

http://www.em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,1...53DEVK,00.html

Bryan


Sean Durkin wrote:
> ratemonotonic wrote:
> > Oh no ! I Have done a preliminary system design with the assumption
> > that a addon ethernet MAC/PHY Chip like P160 comms 3 module will be
> > available, for my memec Spartan 3 LC devlopment kit. Is there any way
> > out of this dilemma?

> When I asked my FAE about a year ago, I got the following response:
>
> Re: XILINX MEMEC Boards Future:
> We have developed a new expansion standard called EXP. All new boards
> will use this format, and AvBus and P160/P240 will go away. We have
> created a EXP-to-P160 adaptor to allow P160 modules to connect to the
> new EXP boards. You can see more info on EXP at www.em.avnet.com/exp
>
> HTH,
> Sean
>
> --
> My email address is only valid until the end of the month.
> Try figuring out what the address is going to be after that...


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Old 11-09-2007, 01:40 PM
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On Nov 9, 12:45 am, Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:
> The documentation for the P160 Comm 3 is still posted on the Avnet DRC
> (www.em.avnet.com/drc), but the module is not for sale anymore. You
> could try checking with your Avnet FAE or try finding a used one
> somewhere.
>
> The P160 Comm 2 is still available, but it has a PHY rather than MAC
> +PHY.
>
> Another alternative (but different hardware), is the Spartan-3 Mini-
> Module. This has the same MAC+PHY as the P160 Comm 3.
>
> http://www.em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,1...ID%253D25724%2...
>
> Bryan
>
> Sean Durkin wrote:
> > ratemonotonic wrote:
> > > Oh no ! I Have done a preliminary system design with the assumption
> > > that a addon ethernet MAC/PHY Chip like P160 comms 3 module will be
> > > available, for my memec Spartan 3 LC devlopment kit. Is there any way
> > > out of this dilemma?

> > When I asked my FAE about a year ago, I got the following response:

>
> > Re: XILINX MEMEC Boards Future:
> > We have developed a new expansion standard called EXP. All new boards
> > will use this format, and AvBus and P160/P240 will go away. We have
> > created a EXP-to-P160 adaptor to allow P160 modules to connect to the
> > new EXP boards. You can see more info on EXP atwww.em.avnet.com/exp

>
> > HTH,
> > Sean

>
> > --
> > My email address is only valid until the end of the month.
> > Try figuring out what the address is going to be after that...


Hi Brayan ,

Yes it looks good. I thinks I will buy this.

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