TEWS Technologies' advanced FPGA solution for digital and analog applications

17th August 2023
Sheryl Miles

TEWS Technologies, a specialist in designing and building turn-key, embedded interface solutions, unveiled its latest innovative FPGA solution, the TXMC637.

A standard single-width Switched Mezzanine Card (XMC) compatible module, it introduces unparalleled adaptability for digital and analog applications. This module will transform complex industrial processes, ensuring a high level of precision, speed, and adaptability in managing them.

"The TXMC637 was conceived with flexibility and performance in mind,” noted Jan Zimmermann, General Manager of TEWS Technologies. “Its highly configurable nature allows it to seamlessly adapt to a multitude of digital and analog tasks, creating efficiencies in processes that can lead to significant time and cost savings."

The TXMC637 provides a user configurable FGPA based on the AMD Artix 7 and is packed with 32 ADC input channels, providing single-ended or differential mode operation with a 16-bit resolution and speed as fast as 1 MSPS. Its programmable gain amplifier enables a full-scale input voltage range of up to +/-10.24V. For digital interfacing, it offers 32 programmable ESD-protected TTL lines. The device boasts an integrated 512 Mbytes, 16-bit wide DDR3L SDRAM that ensures high-speed memory access.

Included are 16 DAC output channels, based on the Dual 16-bit AD5547 DAC. They offer configurable single-ended bipolar analog outputs. The system also provides 64 FPGA I/Os on P14 and 4 FPGA Multi-Gigabit-Transceiver on P16 for customer-specific I/O extension or inter-board communication.

The TXMC637 finds its applications across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, IT, and automation. Its in-built flexibility and robust features make it a solution of choice for complex process-management tasks.

User applications for the TXMC637 with Artix 7 FPGA can be developed using the AMD Vivado design tool. TEWS offers a well-documented FPGA Board Reference Design. It includes a constraint file with all necessary pin assignments and basic timing constraints. The FPGA Board Reference Design covers the main functionalities of the board.

TEWS Technologies is an Elite Certified AMD Adaptive Computing Partner and offers FPGA Design and Integration services for all its FPGA solutions. The engineering team specialises in designing optimised FPGA designs and has extensive experience in minimising FPGA gate usage. Having the FPGA custom designed according to the customer’s needs avoids overhead and delays leading to a reduction of costs for the customer.

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