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DS6601/DS6602 FPGA Base Boards

SCALEXIO I/O boards with the latest Xilinx® FPGA technology

The DS6601 FPGA Base Board and the DS6602 FPGA Base Board, the two high-performance FPGA boards from dSPACE, are equipped with the latest FPGA technology to meet the strictest requirements in a wide range of applications, such as electric drive technology, hybrid vehicles, power electronics, and electric power engineering. 

Application Areas

The DS6601 FPGA Base Board and the DS6602 FPGA Base Board have been designed for applications that require very fast, high-resolution signal processing, for example:

  • Electric vehicle applications
  • Industrial drive applications
  • Electric power industry applications
  • Electric drive simulation
  • Power electronics simulation
  • Power hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Electric motor control development
  • Power electronics control development

With its very large and powerful FPGA, the DS6602 is the perfect candidate for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing, which usually involves large simulation models. The DS6601 with its smaller, but still powerful FPGA is the cost-effective alternative. It is well-suited for applications that involve protocols, third-party interfaces, processor-based electric drive simulation, or developing electric drive and power electronic controllers in the context of rapid control prototyping (RCP).

Key Benefits

The DS6601 and DS6602 are equipped with different versions of freely field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) that differ in size. The DS6602 is the new high-end FPGA board from dSPACE. It is equipped with the largest FPGA of the latest Xilinx® Kintex® UltraScale+TM FPGA generation. Its additional onboard RAM allows for storage of very large datasets, e.g., model parameter sets required for advanced electric drives simulation. The DS6601 is the successor of the DS2655 FPGA Base Board (7K160 version) and includes a newer and approximately two times larger FPGA. The DS6601 and the DS6602 both feature four multi-gigabit transceivers (MGT) that enable high-speed communication. To include more I/O channels, you can connect up to five I/O modules to each board. Additionally, you can connect multiple boards via inter-FPGA communication for direct data exchange between FPGA stacks.

Programming the FPGA

Applications for the DS6601 and the DS6602 FPGA are modeled with the Xilinx® System Generator, RTI FPGA Programming Blockset and the related dSPACE XSG-based solutions. If required, you can react flexibly to new requirements, such as new interfaces or having to accelerate the execution of submodels. You can also test the program in offline simulation before implementing it on the real-time hardware. Using dSPACE ConfigurationDesk, you can download the programs to the FPGA.

I/O Modules

Two I/O modules are available to expand the I/O channels of the dSPACE FPGA base boards: the DS2655M1 Multi-I/O Module and the DS2655M2 Digital I/O Module. Up to five I/O modules can be connected to each FPGA base board, thus providing a flexible, customized channel set.

Parameter DS6601 DS6602
  • User-programmable FPGA board
  • User-programmable FPGA board
  • Xilinx® Kintex® UltraScaleTM KU035
    • System logic cells: 444,000 (DSP slices: 1700)
    • Distributed RAM: 5,908 kbit
    • Block RAM: 19,000 kbit
  • Xilinx® Kintex® UltraScale+TM KU15P
    • System logic cells: 1,143,000 (DSP slices: 1968)
    • Distributed RAM: 9,800 kbit
    • Block RAM: 34,600 kbit
    • Ultra RAM: 36,000 kbit
Additional onboard RAM
  • 4 GB
Angular Processing Units (APUs)
  • Up to 6 as master or slave
  • Up to 6 as master or slave
Number of connectors for I/O modules
  • 5 connectors for standard I/O modules
  • 1 connector with 4 multi-gigabit transceivers (MGTs)
  • 5 connectors for standard I/O modules
  • 1 connector with 4 multi-gigabit transceivers (MGTs)
Device timing
  • 125 MHz
  • 125 MHz
Internal communication interface
Physical size
  • 238 x 100 x 19 mm (9.4 x 3.9 x 0.7 in)
  • Requires 1 slot plus one additional slot for each I/O module
  • 238 x 100 x 39 mm (9.4 x 3.9 x 1.5 in)
  • Requires 2 slots plus one additional slot for each I/O module
Voltage supply
  • 24 V
  • 24 V
Typical power consumption
  • 50 W
  • 75 W

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