The interfaces provided on the OP5600 simulator vary depending on the system configuration selected, OP5660 (Virtex-6) or OP5640 (Spartan-3).

OP5640 (Spartan-3) Configuration 

Front Interface

OP5640 front view

A

4 panels of RJ45 connectors provide connections to monitor output from mezzanine I/O boards. Each connector is linked to front and back mezzanines on the carrier board. Analog mezzanines (channels 0-15) will use only the first column of connectors. Digital mezzanines will use both columns (channels 0-15 in the first column and channels 16-31 on the second column of connectors). See DB37F Connections and RJ45 connections for more details.

B

Monitoring RJ45 connectors with mini-BNC terminals: RJ45 cables connect from a channel on an RJ45 panel to one of four RJ45 monitoring connectors. Mini-BNC connectors allow for quick cable connections to monitoring devices (such as an oscilloscope). 

C

Target computer monitoring interface. Two pushbuttons include POWER in top position to start the target computer and RESET in the bottom position to reset the target computer. There are 6 LED indicators:

LED

NAME

Description

Green

Power

On indicates that the unit is powered up.

Green

HDD

On indicates that the hard disk drive is operating.

Green

NIC1

On indicates that network port 1 is in use.

Green

NIC2

On indicates that network port 2 is in use.

Red

Power Fail

On indicates a power fault.

Red

Overheat/Fan Fail

On indicates either that unit has overheated or a fan fault.

D

Optional PCI or PCIe connector slots (by default, these spaces are covered by blank plates if there are no optional PCI cards. If there are PCI cards installed, the spaces contain the PCI connectors).

E

Standard computer connectors (left to right): mouse and keyboard, USB ports, monitor, network Although the use of these connectors is optional but not required to use the OP5600, one network port is required for network connection.


Back interface

OP5640 rear view

A

DB37F I/O connectors (see the table in DB37 Pin Assignments for more details). The images in DB37F Connections illustrates the links between the mezzanines and the DB37 I/O connectors

B

Ground The OP5600 may be subjected to EMI when placed in proximity to other devices. Make sure to connect the OP5600 ground to the rack to prevent any EMI related damage to the simulator (see the figure in Connecting the Ground Screw)

C

The power connector and power On/Off switch

D

Power reset and 5/12V power source connector for test purposes:

E

Optional PCI or PCIe connector

OP5660 (Virtex-6) Configuration

Front Interface

The OP5660 monitoring interface is nearly identical to the OP5640, except that there are 3 RJ45 monitoring panels and one panel with an LCD screen instead of 4 RJ45 monitoring panels.

OP5660 front view

A

3 panels of RJ45 connectors provide connections to monitor output from mezzanine I/O Each connector is linked to front and back mezzanines on the carrier board. Analog mezzanines (channels 0-16) will use only the first column of connectors. Digital mezzanines will use both columns (channels 0-15 in the first column and channels 16-31 on the second column of connectors). See DB37F Connections and RJ45 connections for more details.

B

Monitoring RJ45 connectors with mini-BNC terminals: RJ45 cables connect from a channel on an RJ45 panel to one of four RJ45 monitoring connectors. Mini-BNC connectors allow for quick cable connections to monitoring devices (such as an oscilloscope). 


C

Target computer monitoring interface. Two pushbuttons include POWER in top position to start the Target computer and RESET in the bottom position to reset the Target computer.

There are 6 LED indicators:

LED

NAME

Description

Green

Power

On indicates that the unit is powered up.

Green

HDD

On indicates that the hard disk drive is operating.

Green

NIC1

On indicates that network port 1 is in use.

Green

NIC2

On indicates that network port 2 is in use.

Red

Power Fail

On indicates a power fault.

Red

Overheat/Fan Fail

On indicates either that unit has overheated or a fan fault.

D

Optional PCI or PCIe connector slots. By default, these spaces will be covered by blank plates if there are no optional PCI cards. If there are PCI cards installed, the spaces will contain the PCI connectors.

E

Standard computer connectors (left to right): mouse and keyboard, USB ports, monitor, network ports. One network port must be connected, the use of the other connectors is optional but not required during the real-time simulation.

Back Interface

OP5660 rear view

A

DB37F I/O connectors (see the table in OP5600 v2: DB37 Pin Assignments for more details). The images in DB37F Connections illustrates the links between the mezzanines and the DB37 I/O connectors

B

Ground The OP5600 may be subjected to EMI when placed in proximity to other devices. Make sure to connect the OP5600 ground to the rack to prevent any EMI related damage to the simulator (see Connecting the Ground Screw)

C

The power connector and power On/Off switch

D

Power reset and 5/12V power source connector for test purposes:

E

Optional PCI or PCIe connector

F

The USB connector for JTAG programming (used in the event of lost or damaged FPGA configuration).