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Opal Kelly Announces XEM8310 FPGA Development Module for Xilinx Artix UltraScale+

Based on Xilinx Artix UltraScale+ FPGA Complements Opal Kelly’s XEM8320 Development Platform and Features Their FrontPanel SDK

Press Release

Portland, Oregon – April 12, 2022
Opal Kelly, a leading producer of powerful Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) modules that provide essential device-to-computer interconnect, today announced the XEM8310-AU25P development module for the Xilinx Artix® UltraScale+™ FPGA. The module features Opal Kelly’s FrontPanel® SDK for programming high-performance, software-connected FPGA applications.

The XEM8310-AU25P features the Xilinx Artix UltraScale+ XCAU25P-2FFVB676E FPGA and USB 3.0 Type-C SuperSpeed interface. The module also includes 12 high-speed gigabit transceiver lanes via Artix UltraScale+ transceivers. Artix UltraScale+ GTY transceivers support serial standards such as 10 GbE, JESD-204B, DisplayPort, PCI Express, SATA, HD-SDI, XAUI, and Aurora up to 16.375 Gbps.

The XEM8310 includes the FPGA, USB Type-C SuperSpeed interface, 2 GiB DDR4 memory, 32-MiB serial flash, two low-jitter fixed-frequency clock oscillators, and is self-powered by a single DC supply (+7.5 to +15 VDC). The new module is delivered in a compact 100mm x 70mm (3.94″ x 2.76″) form factor with three Samtec mezzanine connectors to mate with a customer’s logic board.

The Ideal Companion to the XEM8320

“Designers can take their high-performance proof-of-concept builds from our newly-released XEM8320-AU25P Development Platform and quickly and economically scale them up to production deployments incorporating the XEM8310 module,” said Jake Janovetz, president of Opal Kelly.

Janovetz continued, “Both the XEM8320 development platform and the XEM8310 integration module are built on the same production-ready FrontPanel SDK. The common environment enables engineers to quickly migrate from development mode to production deployment. We are excited to offer these high-performance FPGA companion products to simplify the journey from prototype to proof-of-concept to production – resulting in lower risk and faster entry into the marketplace.”

The XEM8310 and Artix UltraScale+ FPGA were designed for production applications such as LIDAR, RADAR, software-defined radio, advanced photonics, and high frame rate machine vision.

The Artix UltraScale+ FPGA is part of Xilinx’s latest smaller, thinner, cost-optimized portfolio. System integrators can use the XEM8310 boards featuring these FPGAs to take proof-of-concept development into production for a breadth of markets including industrial automation, machine vision, healthcare sciences, networking and communication, test and measurement, broadcast, consumer, transportation, and AI-enabled applications.

FrontPanel® SDK

The XEM8310 is fully supported by Opal Kelly’s popular FrontPanel SDK, a powerful trio of firmware, software, and gateware that connects software applications, FPGA gateware, and external hardware via the module’s USB Type C SuperSpeed interface. The FrontPanel SDK adds tremendous value to the XEM8310 by enabling application-specific engagement and integration from Opal Kelly development platforms to their production modules.

The FrontPanel SDK dramatically reduces development time and risk and accelerates time-to-market. Its multi-platform, multi-language application programming interface (API) has nearly two decades of demonstrated success in production industrial applications. It is proven and refined across diverse applications and industries in thousands of customer deployments worldwide.

Pricing and Availability

The XEM8310-AU25P is available now through Opal Kelly’s online web store at $1,149.95 each. Discounted pricing is available under the company’s Step Pricing program for volume deployments starting as low as 30 pieces.

Read product briefs for the XEM8320-AU25P Development Platform and the XEM8310-AU25P Development Module online at opalkelly.com or contact [email protected].

About Opal Kelly

Opal Kelly, founded in 2004, offers an array of powerful FPGA development modules – fortified by the easy-to-use Opal Kelly FrontPanel SDK software interface and robust API. These FPGA based solutions provide the essential device-to-computer interconnect for efficient and rapid product prototyping, testing, development, and OEM integration for engineers, researchers, and educators worldwide. Opal Kelly products shorten development time, fill expertise gaps, and dramatically accelerate time-to-market within most budgets.

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