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Connect Tech FreeForm/PCI-104 - FPGA with High Speed Digital I/O

Xilinx Multi-Platform Virtex-5 (LXT or FXT), 2 X 10Base-T, 100Base-TX


FreeForm/PCI-104 is a reconfigurable FPGA development board with high speed digital I/O that combines a user programmable FPGA with a 32-Bit, 33MHz PCI-104 interface. The advantages of PCI-104's high bandwidth along with the versatile FPGA architecture allows users to create a high speed data interface and control solution that is uniquely suited to each individual application.

Based on the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, Connect Tech's FreeForm/PCI-104 is highly versatile and provides a powerful platform for system development. Ideal for real-time data acquisition, high performance signal processing, avionics, autonomous vehicles and software defined radio, FreeForm/PCI-104 is perfect for embedded systems designs when used along with an embedded host processor.

Use Connect Tech's engineering services for FPGA and high speed digital I/O design and software/driver development. FreeForm/PCI-104 Virtex-5 FPGA and digital I/O embedded computing modules include lifetime warranty and free technical support.

FreeForm/PCI-104 FPGA & I/O Features

Connect Tech's FreeForm/PCI-104 reconfigurable FPGA development board with high speed digital I/O features:

  • Designed using Xilinx's multi-platform Virtex-5 FPGA
  • 8MB Flash for embedded code storage
  • 128MB DDR2-400 memory
  • High speed digital I/O - 64 single ended or 32 LVDS pairs
  • 2 x 10Base-T, 100Base-TX Ethernet
  • 2 x RS-485 serial interface
  • Designed for embedded processing using MicroBlazeTM
  • NEW! PowerPC 440 embedded processor option

Reference Designs

Reference designs are available on request. These reference designs provide example FPGA, HDL, embedded processor configurations and software applications, allowing you to rapidly develop a custom FPGA solution.



• Two RJ-45 modular jacks (Ethernet)
• Two 2x5 0.100” headers (serial)
• One 2x40 0.050 x 0.100” header (general I/O)
• One 1x6 0.100” header (flash programming)
ConnectionsProgrammable FPGA: Xilinx multi-platform Virtex-5 (LXT or FXT)
Input Clock: 100 MHz
Memory :8MB Flash, 128MB DDR2-400
User I/O: 64 single ended signals or 32 LVDS pairs
Serial: 2 x RS-485
Ethernet: 2 x 10Base-T, 100Base-TX


Electrical5 V DC (+/- 5%)
Power requirements vary by application
Mechanical96 mm x 90 mm, 3.55" x 3.775" (standard PC/104 size)
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareEmbedded Software Support: QNX
Host System Software Support: QNX, Windows, Linux
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -40°C to +85°C
Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
Humidity95% non-condensing

Ordering Details

BoardFCG001 FPGA LX30T, LVDS, 2.5V CMOS Single ended
FCG002 FPGA LX30T, 3.3V CMOS Single ended
FCG003 FPGA FX30T (PowerPC), LVDS, 2.5V CMOS Single ended
FCG004 FPGA FX30T (PowerPC), 3.3V CMOS Single ended
FCG005 FPGA LX50T, LVDS, 2.5V CMOS Single ended
FCG006 FPGA LX50T, 3.3V CMOS Single ended