System-on-a-Chip (SoC)

Ultra-compact System-on-Module

SXoM-SF2 is a complete System-on-Module (SoM)

in an ultra-compact 55 mm x 30 mm form factor.
The board is designed to function as the system core of modular platforms for high-performance DSP applications.

Ultra-Low Power

The core of SXoM-SF2 is a
Microsemi Smartfusion 2 M2S050 SoC

that combines a flash-based FPGA fabric featuring 56K logic cells with an ARM-based hard processor system running at 166 MHz.


+ Motion capturing & analysis
+ Medical & scientific imaging
+ Security and surveillance
+ High-end machine vision
+ Traffic monitoring
+ Airborne imaging

Compatible Evaluation Carrier Boards

+ Carrier board in PCI Express Mini Card module
   format available from Solectrix


+ Ultra-compact form factor: 55 mm x 30 mm
+ Powered by Microsemi SmartFusion2 M2S050 SoC
+ Flash-based Microsemi FPGA fabric
+ ARM-based hard processor system
+ 512 MByte DDR3 SDRAM × 16 bit

+ Microsemi FPGA fabric
+ 56K logic elements
+ 1.314 MByte block memory
+ 72 DSP blocks (18×18)

+ ARM Cortex®-M3 processor, 166 MHz clock frequency
+ 207.5 DMIPS (Dhrystone 2.1) at 166 MHz
+ 8 KByte instruction cache
+ 64 KByte embedded SRAM
+ 256 KByte of embedded non-volatile Flash memory

Application Example:

4K Video Grabber PCIe Mini Card Module

This practical example of SXoM-SF2 in action uses the SoC as the DSP unit on a PCI Express Mini Card module for image processing. The SoC is mounted on an I/O board providing two HD-SDI connectors as inputs for image data, the standard PCIe Mini Card interface to the Mini Card carrier board as well as a USB interface for in-system programming of the FPGA. The SoC processes the incoming image data and makes it available using the PCIe-based streaming server concept developed by Solectrix.


Features implemented in the SoC

+ 3G/HD-SDI receiver (connectors on carrier board), supported formats:
   - 1280 × 720 pixels, 4:2:2
   - 1920 × 1080 pixels, 4:2:2
+ Metadata and audio extraction
+ High-quality scaling and RAW bypass for image data
+ PCI Express 2.0 x1 interface to host (5 Gbit/s)
   - PCIe-based streaming server for image data