Microsemi Corporation and Solectrix, an independent service provider specializing in the development of embedded systems, have announced the availability of Solectrix’s SXoM-SF2, a high performance, low power, secure and ultra-compact digital signal processing (DSP) system-on-module (SOM) solution based on Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices. SXoM-SF2 SOM, with a SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA and DDR3 memory, enables numerous higher performance applications to be built quickly— significantly reducing customers’ time to market.
At a compact size of 55 mm x 30 mm, SXoM-SF2 can be deployed across a wide range of applications including motion capturing and analysis, medical and scientific imaging, security and surveillance, high-end machine vision, traffic monitoring and airborne imaging. The device functions as a modular system core for high performance DSP applications and uses a carrier board with a PCIe interface to enable high-speed streaming of processed data to the host (PCIe streaming server). Users can leverage the SXoM-SF2 module for their own design and benefit from Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA, which combine a flash-based FPGA fabric featuring 56K logic elements (LEs) with an ARM-based hard processor system running at 166 megahertz (MHz).
Solectrix offers a high definition serial digital interface (HD-SDI) to PCIe base board to help demonstrate its SXoM-SF2’s capabilities for customers. This board set can capture HD video and perform audio extraction, scaling, etc. Customers looking to leverage the device for their specific applications can purchase the SOM for a single power conversion system (PCS). In addition, Solectrix provides design services and turnkey development for custom designs.