TPCE636 Reconfigurable FPGA with 16 ADC Input Channels and 16 DAC Output Channels

PCI Express x4 card providing a user configurable Xilinx Kintex-7 XC7K FPGA with 16 ADC input channels and 16 DAC output channels. Each of the 16 ADC input channels of the TEWS Technologies TPCE636 has a 16bit resolution and can work with up to 5 Msps. The analog input circuit is designed to allow input voltages up to ±10V on each input-pin (results in ±20V differential voltage range). Each of the 16 DAC output channels has a 16bit resolution and is designed as a single-ended bipolar ±10V analog output. For customer specific I/O extension or inter-board communication, the TPCE636 provides 64 FPGA I/Os on a back I/O connector and 4 FPGA Multi-Gigabit-Transceiver on a Samtec FireFly© connector. Digital back I/O lines can be configured as 64 single ended LVCMOS25 or as 32 differential LVDS25 interface.

The FPGA is connected to a 1GB DDR3 SDRAM and configured by a serial SPI flash. The SPI flash device is in-system programmable. An in-circuit debugging option is available via a JTAG header for read back and real-time debugging of the FPGA design.

All front I/O lines such as the ADC interface and DAC interface are connected to a 98-pin. Samtec ERF8-049 Rugged EdgeRate Connector.

A wide range of drivers is available: Linux, VxWorks and Windows. All drivers - except the Windows drivers - are supplied as C source code.


Technical Description

  • PCIe x4 Card, PCIe 2.1 ANSI/VITA 42.3-2006 compliant, 153 x 98 mm
  • Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA
    • TPCR636-10R: Xilinix XC7K160T-2
    • TPCR636-11R: Xilinix XC7K325T-2
    • TPCR636-12R: Xilinix XC7K410T-2
  • Serial Flash for FPGA configuration
  • Front I/O lines:
    • 16 16bit diff. analogue inputs with 5 Msps
    • 16 16bit diff. analogue outputs, max. ±10V single ended output
  • Back I/O lines:
    • 64 single-ended or 32 diff. I/O lines via 68-pin ERNI SMC connector
    • 4 FPGA Multi-Gigabit transceiver via a Samtec FireFly connector
  • 98pin. Samtec ERF8-049 Rugged EdgeRate Connector
  • -40°C .. +85°C operating temperature range
  • 5 years warranty

Order Information


Kintex-7 FPGA XC7K160T-2 PCIe card with 16 analog In and 16 analog out


Kintex-7 FPGA XC7K325T-2 PCIe card with 16 analog In and 16 analog out


Kintex-7 FPGA XC7K410T-2 PCIe card with 16 analog In and 16 analog out


Integrity Software support


VxWorks Software support


Windows Software support


Linux Software support


QNX Software support


Cable kit for modules with Samtec ERF8-049 connector

Technical Documentation

TPCE636 data sheet

TPCE636 user manual

VxWorks driver user manual

Linux driver user manual