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IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit

Four SMA connector for testing of full-duplex SERDES channel

RJ45 interface for 10/100/1000 Ethernet

JTAG/SPI programming interface

Headers for I2C, SPI, GPIOs

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Product Description

IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit

Microsemi’s IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit is the lowest cost FPGA platform for developing cost-optimized FPGA designs using Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGA, which offers best-in-class feature integration coupled with the lowest power, highest reliability and most advanced security in the industry. The IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit makes it easy to develop transceiver I/O-based FPGA designs to build PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet based systems. The board is also small form-factor PCIe compliant which will allow quick prototyping an evaluation using any desktop PC or laptop with a PCIe slot.

The kit enables you to:

  • Develop and test PCI Express Gen2 x1 lane designs
  • Test signal quality of the FPGA transceiver using full-duplex SERDES SMA Pairs
  • Measure the low power consumption of the IGLOO2 FPGA
  • Quickly create a working PCIe link with included PCIe Control Plane Demo and several more demos coming soon

The board includes an RJ45 interface to 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 512MB of LPDDR, 64MB SPI Flash, USB-UART connections as well as I2C, SPI and GPIO headers. The kit includes a 12V power supply but can also be powered via the PCIe edge connector. Also included is a free Gold License for the Libero SoC software toolset to enable FPGA development and to utilize the reference designs made available with the kit. A FlashPro4 JTAG programmer is also included for programming and debugging.

Specification 

  • 12K LE IGLOO2 FPGA in the FGG484 package (M2GL010T-1FGG484)
  • 64 Mb SPI Flash memory
  • 512 MB LPDDR
  • PCI Express Gen2 x1 interface
  • Four SMA connector for testing of full-duplex SERDES channel
  • RJ45 interface for 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • JTAG/SPI programming interface
  • Headers for I2C, SPI, GPIOs
  • Push-button switches and LEDs for demo purposes
  • Current Measurement Test Points

Resources 

 IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit Documents

IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit Quickstart Guide

IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit User Guide

PCIe Adapter card for PCIe Control Plane Demo

USB-UART Driver Files – FT232R

IGLOO2 PCIe Data Plane Demo using 2 Channel Fabric DMA – Libero SoC v11.4 Demo Guide

Deliverables 

Kit contents

  • IGLOO2 FPGA 12K LE M2GL010T-1FGG484
  • 12V Wall-Mounted Power Supply
  • FlashPro4 JTAG programmer for programming and debugging of SmartFusion2
  • USB 2.0 A male to mini-B Y-cable for UART/power interface (up to 1A) to PC
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Libero SoC Gold Software License
  • PCIe Control Plane Demo Design

Additional Information

FLash Memory

16MB SPI

SDRAM

512MB

LEs

12K

Device

LE M2GL010T-1FGG484

Core Manufacturer

Microsemi

Family

IGLOO2

Ethernet

10/100/1000

Clocking Frequency

50Mhz

USB

2.0 B-Y

GPIO

Yes

COM Port

RJ45,JTAG

Power

12V

LEDs

Yes

Swithces

Yes