FM577 Cyclone III PMC

The FM577 is not recommended for new designs.
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The FM577 is a low-cost, low-power 65nm FPGA-based board available in the PMC form factor. The architecture is based on two very competitive and resourceful Cyclone III FPGA devices. The FM577 offers high-functionality without compromising the performance or the ease of design. The board also features high-density DDR2 SDRAM memory devices for memory-intensive algorithms. The FM577 can operate in thermally challenged environments. It is suitable for automotive, consumer, display, industrial, military, video/image processing and wireless markets.

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Conduction cooled -optional.

  • High speed DSP processing in Altera Cyclone III ™ FPGA
  • FPGA A: EP3C40 or EP3C120
  • FPGA B: EP3C120 with to 288 embedded multipliers
  • FPGA configuration on-board storage
  • Off-the-shelf IP cores
  • FPGA firmware design services available upon request
  • 4 banks of DDR2 SDRAM (512MB, up to 2GB)
  • 128Mbit flash device
PCI interface
  • PCI 64/32-bit 66MHz, 3.3V
  • PCI 64/32-bit 33MHz, 3.3V
Measured sustained bandwidth
64-bit 66MHz : Peaks at 350MBytes/s
32-bit 33MHz : Peaks at 80MBytes/s

I/O and Front Panel Interface FPGA Board Support Package
  • 4FM GUI offers multiple functions including the ability to monitor voltage and temperature; perform memory tests; measure the PCIe bandwidth; update FPGA firmware; and access StellarIP
  • StellarIP available for this product. A simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation
  • Board control and monitoring tools
  • Flash programming utility
  • Confidence tests
  • Host side API
  • Software program example
  • Xilinx ISE projects for both FPGA
  • Test firmware and VHDL source code
  • Drivers for Windows, Linux, VxWorks
  • Download the BSP datasheet for more information
Application examples
  • Real-time DSP functions (e.g. Floating Point FFT, FIR, Polyphase filterbanks, DDC, etc...)
  • Video frame grabber and compression algorithm( JPEG, MPEG, etc)
  • Data acquisition and processing
  • Radar Signal Processing (Doppler filter, Pulse compression, CFAR)
  • Vector processing
  • Timing generation
  • Embedded processors
  • ASIC prototyping