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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
  • Extended 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, UART, PCIe (2 lanes), SRIO 2.1, SPI, I2C, McBSP, GPIO,...
  • Extended Temperature Options:

    0 to +55°C, 0 to +70°C (forced cooling);

    -40 to +65°C (heatsink); -40 to +85°C (forced cooling)



  • 456MHz TMS320C6474 DSP
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet Interface, USB 1.1 & USB 2.0, UART, McASP, GPIO, I2C, SPI, Quadrature Decoder, PWM,...
  • Temperature Range: 0 to +70°C


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.

D2.Base.I Base Board


The D2.Base.I base board is intended for evaluation and rapid prototyping with all D.Module2 DSP and Peripheral boards. All peripheral and most external bus signals are available on connectors and headers.

Equipped with a 96-pin DIN 41612 connector, the board can also be used in 19" 3HE systems as a carrier board and connected to a backplane.

  • Euro-card 160 x 100mm with DIN41612 expansion connector
  • 100Base-Tx RJ45 Ethernet jack
  • USB Typ B connector
  • 9-pin D-SUB connector for RS232
  • Pushbuttons for Reset and Setup
  • DIN41612 male connector for the external bus interface (16-bit) and McBSP ports
  • Patch area
  • D.Module2 slot for DSP and peripheral boards
  • Power supply and test LED; Jack and terminal conenctors for power supply


D2.Base.FMC Base Board


The D2.Base.FMC base board provides an FMC slot for rapid prototyping of high-speed data acquisition systems with FPGA and DSP processing. A variety of high-speed data converter boards and specialized functions like SDR frontends are available as FMC mezzanine cards.

  • Euro-card 160 x 100mm
  • 1000Base-T RJ45 Ethernet jack; USB Typ B connector; Cable-PCI/e connector
  • Pushbuttons for Reset and Setup
  • D.Module2 slot for DSP, FPGA and peripheral boards
  • Vita.57 compliant FMC slot for a LPC FMC mezzanine card
  • Power supply LEDs; Jack and terminal connectors for power supply
  • Programmable onboard power supply for D.Module and FMC card

D2.Base.P Base Board


The D2.Base.P base board Pmod™ inerface allows for the use of low I/O pin count peripherals to the DSP board. By using Pmod™ peripherals (available from Digilent, Analog Devices, Maxim, and others), the DSP system is easily expanded with a display, keyboard, WiFi, low sampling rate A/D and D/A converters.

  • Size 100 x 100 mm
  • Digilent Pmod™ Compatible SPI/GPIO and I²C header
  • Slot for SD card; 1000Base-Tx RJ45 Ethernet jack; USB Typ B connector; 9-pin D-SUB connector for RS232
  • Pushbuttons for Reset and Setup
  • DIN41612 male connector for the external bus interface (16-bit) 
    and McBSP ports (unmounted)
  • D.Module2 slot for DSP and peripheral boards
  • Power supply and test LED; Jack for power supply 3.3V
  • Integrated +/- 5V analog supply