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DLPLCRC410EVM: FMC CameraLink Card - Voltage Specs

Part Number: DLPLCRC410EVM
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: DLPC410


I plan to buy an FMC CameraLink card from Alpha Data, and there are 2 requirements acc. to the supplier :


>> Is FMC-Cameralink board suitable with Xilinx Virtex-5 ? (Specifically for XC5VLX50)


It will depend on the board with the Virtex-5 chip.


You will need to check that:  

  • That the appropriate signals from the FMC connector are connected to the Virtex-5 chip as differential pairs. Please see the signal lists / pinouts in the FMC-Camera Link manual: FMC-CAMERALINK User Manual V2.7 (
  • That the FPGA board can provide a VADJ voltage in the range of 1.8 to 3.3V.


Most boards with FPGAs connected to a Vita-57 compliant LPC FMC connector should work no problem, as long as they can provide a VADJ voltage in the range of 1.8 to 3.3V.


When I check DLPLCRC410EVM Datasheet, it seems that there are 2 EXP Voltage options, 2.5V and 3.3V. Do you think that it is possible to use FMC-Cameralink adapter with Virtex-5 FPGA and related EXP FMC Connectors ? I plan to connect an CameraLink-HS camera to DLP FPGA via this adapter card, so that I can make some image processing directly on Virtex FPGA.

Best regards, 


  • Hello Gorkem,

    TI itself has not used such an adapter to connect an FMC connector to the EXP on board connectors, but I don't see any reason it could not be done.  The  V5-LX50 can be configured for your needs with VHDL programming.  I do not want to make it sound trivial, but if you are adept in VHDL code then you will need to write the program the way you need it.

    The DLPC410 controller is a binary only formatter.  All grayscale sequencing will have to be done in the APPS_FPGA (V5-LX50).  There is also a SODIMM connector which can be set up with a Xilinx MIG library to read and write to the memory.