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3DR Thunder I – 2-channel, 16-bit, 250 MHz Digital-to-Analog Converter Board



  • Xilinx Virtex 6 (XC6VLX240T)
  • Flash memory for up to two FPGA configurations
  • LX365T and LX550T available in 1759 package
  • JTAG programmable
  • 2 NOR flash configuration/user programmable memories (master BPI configuration, write protect available)

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

  • 2-channel
  • 16-bit
  • 250 MHz

I/O Support Available Via

  • X-connector (2x)
  • Z-connector (2x)
  • Z-SerDes (2x)
  • Digital connectors for FPGA direct connection (4x, 100pin)
  • JTAG


Tailored Clocking and Control Signal Flexibility

  • Clock input (SMA/Twinax)
  • 6x programmable SMA (output)
  • 4x programmable SMA (bi-directional)

Standard 3DR Computing Microcontroller Interface

  • Dual microcontrollers programmable over SPI bus
  • Controls power-on and power-down sequencing
  • Monitors voltages and reports faults over I2C bus
  • Monitors current, e-fuse shut-down, and reports over I2C bus
  • Monitors board temperature over I2C bus (external sensor available)
  • On board EEPROM for data storage and logging (write protect available)
  • FPGAs and CPLDs programmable over JTAG bus (for applicable modules with FPGAs and CPLDs), or via connectors from other 3DR computing boards (firmware required)

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