Opal Kelly Introduces XEM6002 Integration Module with Digilent Pmod™ Compatible Connectors

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Opal Kelly Introduces XEM6002, adding to broad range of COTS FPGA integration modules with easy-to-use FrontPanel software interface.

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The XEM6002 with FrontPanel SDK is the best platform for integrating Pmod devices with PC, Mac, and Linux software.

Opal Kelly, a leading producer of powerful FPGA modules that provide essential device-to-computer interconnect using USB or PCI Express, announced the addition of the XEM6002 integration module. The XEM6002 includes four Digilent Pmod™ Compatible connectors for attaching low-bandwidth peripheral modules, making it ideally suited for semiconductor evaluation and experimentation, and leverages the robust functionality of Opal Kelly’s FrontPanel™ software and SDK that provide an easy-to-use software interface between hardware and PCs.

The XEM6002 joins the Opal Kelly ShuttleLX1 (XEM6006), introduced last year, in Opal Kelly’s growing family of FPGA modules focusing on semiconductor evaluation and experimentation. XEM6002 is based on a Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA (XC6SLX9-2FTG256C). It has a medium gate-count FPGA and utilizes the high-transfer rate of USB 2.0 for configuration downloads, enabling almost instant reprogramming of the FPGA. The XEM6002 features flexible clocking with a multi-output clock generator that can generate clock frequencies from 1 MHz to 150 MHz, with flexibility for higher frequencies if needed. The XEM6002 low-cost evaluation board platform includes Opal Kelly’s powerful FrontPanel SDK, an easy-to-use software interface to hardware, enabling customers to evaluate semiconductors for their specific requirements.

“The XEM6002 with FrontPanel SDK is the best platform for integrating Pmod devices with PC, Mac, and Linux software,” said Jake Janovetz, president of Opal Kelly. “Whether you're a semiconductor manufacturer looking for the ideal platform to present your new I2C, SPI, or 2-wire device, or an engineer looking to prototype a new concept, the possibilities are endless!”

The XEM6002 is available from the Opal Kelly online store. It is priced at $99.95/each for 1,000 pieces or more and at $174.95 in unit quantities. For more information, please contact Opal Kelly at sales(at)opalkelly(dot)com.

About Opal Kelly

Opal Kelly, founded in 2004, offers a range of powerful, off-the-shelf, USB and PCI Express FPGA modules, including the easy-to-use Opal Kelly FrontPanel software interface and robust API. Opal Kelly products provide the essential device-to-computer interconnect for fast and efficient product prototyping, testing, development, and OEM integration. Development engineers, researchers, teachers, and serious hobbyists, worldwide, use Opal Kelly modules for a versatile and economical interconnect solution that shortens development time, fills expertise gaps, and dramatically accelerates time to market. For more information, or to purchase Opal Kelly products, please visit http://www.opalkelly.com.

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