is a new family of FPGA boards from Pentek and is based on the latest Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA
The Jade architecture embodies a new streamlined approach to FPGA-based boards, simplifying the design to reduce power and
cost, while still providing some of the highest performance FPGA resources available today. Designed to work with Pentek’s new
Navigator Design Suite
of tools, the combination of Jade and Navigator offers users an efficient path to
developing and deploying FPGA-based data acquisition and processing.
As a central feature of the Jade architecture, the Ultrascale FPGA has access to all data and control paths, enabling factory-installed
functions including data multiplexing, channel selection, data packing, gating, triggering and memory control. The Jade architecture
organizes the FPGA as a container for data-processing applications where each function exists as an intellectual property (IP) module.
Each member of the Jade family is delivered with factory-installed applications matched to the board’s analog interfaces.
Typical factory-installed functions may include four A/D acquisition IP modules for simplifying data capture and transfer. Each of the
four acquisition IP modules contains a powerful, programmable DDC IP core; an IP module for DDR4 SDRAM
memory; a controller
for all data clocking and synchronization functions; a test signal generator; and a PCIe interface. These complete the factory-installed
functions and enable the board to operate as a complete turnkey solution for many applications, thereby saving the cost and time of custom
The XMC (Model 718XX) card is used as the base module and is listed in the table below. PCIe, cPCI and AMC form factors are supported through
the use of an appropriate Pentek carrier card.
- Kintex Ultrascale (KU035, KU060 & KU115)
- Optional 5GB DDR4 SDRAM
- PCIe (Gen 1,2 & 3) interface upto x8
- LVDS connections to the FPGA for custom I/O
- Advanced reconfigurability features
- Multiboard analog clock synchronisation