Microsemi's IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit makes it easier to develop embedded applications that involve Motor Control, System Management, Industrial Automation and High-Speed serial I/O applications. The kit offers best-in-class feature integration, coupled with the lowest power, exceptional reliability, and proven security. The IGLOO2 Evaluation Kit provides a platform 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. A FlashPro4 JTAG programmer is also included for programming and debugging.