Key Features of the NanoBoard 3000

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Altium's NanoBoard 3000 has the following features:

  • Host (NanoTalk) Controller FPGA:
    • NanoBoard 3000XN – Xilinx variant: A Xilinx Spartan-3AN device (XC3S400AN-4FGG400C)
    • NanoBoard 3000AL – Altera variant: An Altera Cyclone III device (EP3C10F256C8N)
    • NanoBoard 3000LC – Lattice variant: A LatticeECP2 device (LFE2-12E-5FN256C)
  • User FPGA:
    • NanoBoard 3000XN – Xilinx variant: A Xilinx Spartan-3AN device (XC3S1400AN-4FGG676C)
    • NanoBoard 3000AL – Altera variant: An Altera Cyclone III device (EP3C40F780C8N)
    • NanoBoard 3000LC – Lattice variant: A LatticeECP2 device (LFE2-35SE-5FN672C)
  • One 100-way peripheral board connector ('NANOCONNECT' interface)
  • 5V DC power connector with power switch
  • Altium NanoTalk USB 2.0 PC interface
  • 4x Serial SPI Flash memory devices:
    • One containing Primary boot image for the Host Controller
    • One containing Golden boot image for Host Controller
    • Two for use by User FPGA (for boot/embedded usage)
  • Dedicated System JTAG programming port
  • 1-Wire® memory device used to store board ID and related information
  • Programmable clock 6 to 200 MHz, accessible by Altium Designer or by a User FPGA design
  • Fixed 20MHz reference clock
  • SPI Real-Time Clock with 3V battery backup
  • Adjustable voltage regulators set to generate 1.2V, 1.8V, 2.5V and 3.3V power
  • Power supply test points for all supply levels available on the board, including GND points
  • On-board memories accessible by User FPGA:
    • 256K x 32-bit common-bus SRAM (1MByte)
    • 16M x 32-bit common-bus SDRAM (64MByte)
    • 8M x 16-bit common-bus 3.0V Page Mode Flash memory (16MByte)
    • Dual 256K x 16-bit independent SRAM (512KByte each)
  • On-board memory accessible by Host Controller FPGA:
    • 256K x 16-bit independent SRAM (512KByte)
  • LED array, 8 RGB LEDS
  • 5 generic push-button switches
  • 4-channel 8-bit ADC, SPI-compatible
  • 4-channel 8-bit DAC, SPI-compatible
  • 4x isolated IM Relay channels
  • 4x PWM power drivers
  • Screw terminal headers for ADC/DAC/Relay/PWM interfaces
  • S/PDIF interface
  • SD (Secure Digital) card readers:
    • One for use by the Host Controller FPGA
    • One for use by the User FPGA
  • Dual 18-way (20 pin) I/O expansion headers with power supply selection links
  • User prototyping area
  • SVGA interface (24-bit, 80MHz)
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet interface
  • USB 2.0 High-Speed interface
  • RS-232 Serial Port – DB9M
  • RS-485 Serial Port – 'RJ45'
  • PS/2 Mini-DIN Mouse Port
  • PS/2 Mini-DIN PC Keyboard Port
  • 240 x 320 TFT LCD with touch screen
    • 37-pin TFT connector
    • Resides on separate satellite PCB, attached to motherboard through a 1.8" ATA/IDE connector
    • 12-bit SPI touch screen controller
  • 8-way DIP-switch
  • USB hub:
    • 3x USB A-type connectors
    • ISP1760 Hi-speed USB Host Controller
  • Stereo 2W audio power amplifier with 3.5mm test input jack and DC volume control
  • 24-bit Stereo Audio CODEC with I2S-compatible interface
    • Analog audio input: Stereo line in
    • Analog audio output: Stereo line out
    • Digital audio data: Transfer over I2S bus
  • Audio mixer (L and R) for combining audio sources:
    • Line Out from Host Controller (Delta-Sigma DAC output, driven by FPGA)
    • Line Out signal wired from peripheral board socket
    • Line Out signal wired from audio CODEC
    • Buzzer output from User FPGA design
  • Stereo audio jacks (3.5mm):
    • Line In / Line Out
    • Headphones
  • Speaker sockets for direct connection of speakers, resident on a separate (attached) board
  • Status LEDs:
    • For Host Controller status
    • For User FPGA power and program status
  • Diagnostics interface – PCI Express (PCIe) edge connector for connection of automated test equipment (ATE)
  • 1.8" ATA/IDE connector providing access to user LED and generic switch I/O
  • Test/Reset button
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