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DSP & FPGA Boards

The next generation of embedded DSP and FPGA boards available from Traquair, the D.Module2 product family, provides developers with access to the very latest in high performance single and multi-core DSP processors from Texas Instruments, as well as optional use of high-density Xilinx FPGAs, high bandwidth industry-standard communications (e.g. Gigabit Ethernet), and extensive peripheral and I/O capabilities for commercial and industrial applications.

  • D.Module2 Stack with DSP, FPGA, and Analog I/O Modules
  • D.Module2.Base with FMC Module Slot
  • D.Module2.C6657 Floating Point DSP Module
  • D.Module2.C6747 Floating Point DSP Module
  • D.Module2.6SLXT Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA Module
  • D.Module2.ADDA8M12 12-bit 8MSPS A/D/A Module
  • D.Module2.ADDA500K16 16-bit 500kSPS A/D/A Module
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Benefits of D.Module2

  • Latest generation DSP processor technology
  • On-board Ethernet on TI DSP modules
  • Compact, high-quality designs
  • Advanced connectivity solutions
  • Open Architecture:
    • Design your own peripherals
    • FMC & Pmod peripheral I/O options
  • Industrial temperature options
  • Design Integration Services

D.Module2 DSP boards can be utilized as stand-alone embedded systems, or integrated as mezzanine plug-in modules with customer or application-specific hardware designs. Communications and I/O capabilities include 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet, USB, analog and digital I/O, FMC and Pmod peripheral card expansion, and nonvolatile data storage using FLASH memory.

Choice of DSP Processor, Optional FPGA and Analog I/O

With D.Module2, developers can select from the very latest in DSP processors, optional combined with a user-programmable Xilinx LTX Spartan-6 FPGA, and analog I/O modules. The broad range of configuration options allows developers to optimize for cost, flexibility, resource density, and overall system performance.

Floating-point DSP Modules

  • 1.25GHz Dual-Core TMS320C6657 DSP
  • 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Interface
  • USB 1.1 Interface
  • Commerical & Industrial Temperature Options
  • 456MHz TMS320C6474 DSP
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet Interface
  • USB 1.1 & USB 2.0 Interfaces

FPGA & Analog Interface Modules

FPGA Modules can be used in conjunction with or instead of a DSP module. Use of an FPGA module also adds the possibility of utilizing FMC peripheral card I/O. Analog Interface modules can be optionally used with the DSP or FPGA resources, subject to configuration.

FPGA Modules

  • High Density Spartan 6 LXT FPGA
  • XC6SLX45T (default) or XC6SLX100T
  • 128MBytes DDR3 (333MHz) Memory
  • 8M Bytes SPI Flash Memory
  • FMC access via D.Module2.Base-FMC

Analog Interface Modules

  • 6ch 16-bit A/D, 500kSPS (simultaneous)
  • 1.26usec conversion time
  • 2ch 16-bit D/A, 500ns settling time


  • 2ch 12-bit A/D, 8MSPS with 16-level FIFO
  • 2ch 12-bit D/A, 200ns settling time

Base Boards

Base boards provide a convenient platform for utilizing D.Module2 DSP board stack. In addition to providing power, they also provide a range of communication and peripheral I/O connectors.


  • 160mm x 100mm Eurocard Format
  • 3.3Vdc Jack & Terminal Block
  • Ethernet, USB, RS232, VG 96 pin connector
  • Prototyping Area
  • Accepts D.Module2 DSP Board and optionally stacked peripheral boards


  • 160mm x 100mm
  • 12Vdc Jack & Terminal Block
  • Ethernet, USB, RS232, PCI/e connectors
  • FMC connector
  • Accepts D.Module2 DSP & FPGA Boards with optionally stacked & peripheral boards

D.Module2.Base-P (preliminary data)

  • 100mm x 100mm
  • 3.3Vdc Jack & Terminal Block
  • Ethernet, USB, RS232, SD card connectors
  • Pmod connector
  • Accepts D.Module2 DSP, FPGA, and Analog I/O Board Stacks.