Case Study

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Vitra-XD: High-speed Trace Probe

 

Product Overview 

  • High-end debug probe with advanced real-time trace
  • Supports high-speed trace up to 12.8Gbps
  • 500GB on-board HDD for seamless storage of trace
  • 4GB DDR3 SODIMM to buffer high-speed trace
  • Eclipse based HMI

 

Scope 

  • Total Product Development (Concept-to-Product)
  • Entire engineering
    • Electrical, Mechanical, Software, HMI & Applications, Drivers
    • Verification and Validation
    • Certification

 

Design highlights & challenges 

  • Complex design using state-of-the-art Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA (IO freq: 3.2 GHz over GTX lines and 400MHz over SERDES, Core freq: 250MHz) & 32-bit 1.2GHz ARM core
  • First-iteration Success! Design of 16-layer skew-matched impedance-controlled PCB for Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA (1156-pin BGA package), 50Gbps DDR3 SODIMM module, and 2Gbps PCI-e
  • High-speed data acquisition up to 12.8Gbps (400MHz DDR x 16 lines)
  • Highly sophisticated de-skew feature to compensate trace data skew in target HW
  • Modular design to facilitate tracing of different target architectures (ARM, MIPS, POWER etc.)