Multi-FPGA System


Technical highlights

  • Offering up to 16 extension sites
  • Modular with up to 2 x proFPGA FPGA Modules
  • Up to 2200 signals for I/O and inter FPGA connection
  • On board operating and host data exchange system
  • Multi motherboard connectivity support

Overview for multi-FPGA ASIC Prototyping Solution

The proFPGA duo Motherboard is the basis for the scalable, and modular multi-FPGA ASIC Prototyping solution, which fulfills highest needs in the area of FPGA based Prototyping. It addresses customers who need an scalable and most flexible high performance ASIC Prototyping solution for early software development and real time system verification. The innovative system concept and technologies offer highest flexibility and reuseability for several projects, which guarantees the best return on invest.

The proFPGA duo motherboard, which is optimized to achieve highest performance, offers 16 extension sites for up to 2 proFPGA FPGA modules, standard proFPGA daughter boards or cables or customer specific application boards. Due to the fact, that multiple proFPGA quad or duo systems can be stacked or connected together, there is unlimited scalability and no theoretical maximum in capacity.

Further the motherboard provides an extensive set of features and tools, like remote system configuration over an host data exchange system running over USB, Ethernet or PCIe. Besides the it has an integrated mechanism to automatically detect all plugged proFPGA FPGA modules, and daughter board and sets the power and I/O voltage correctly, which extraordinarily simplifies the usage of the FPGA based system.

Finally the proFPGA system uses an innovative dual-stage clock generator architecture. Each proFPGA motherboard is capable of distributing up to 8 true asynchronous master beats. Each master beat may be used to derive a virtually unlimited number of clock domains inside the FPGAs. With the unique proFPGA synchronization scheme, clock domains and associated reset signals can be generated fully phase-synchronous over all FPGAs on the motherboard and over multiple motherboards.


proFPGA duo Motherboard
Extension Sites16
FPGA Modulesup 2 proFPGA FPGA Modules
Clock Management8 clock generators
Clock Inputs2 input/HF SMA connectors
Clock Synchronizationmulti motherboard connectivity support and global clock synchronization
Debug Interfaces

JTAG chain for Xilinx and Altera FPGA Modules

Host Data Exchange InterfacesUSB, PCIe 4Lane, Ethernet
Power Managementoffering up to 1.2 kW for proFPGA FPGA Modules power supply
Board Detection and Power Protection

automatic daughter board, cable and FPGA module detection and right power setting

Othersstandalone usage and system control
Product article numberPROF002 MB-2M-4xPCIe-R1
Order codePROF-DUO-MO

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