PCIe2RasPI adapter makes able the embedded PCIE motherboards to host all Raspberry I/O boards.
The PCIe2RasPI adapter, connected on the mini PCIe I/O connector and the programmable FPGA make available the same pins function available on the Raspberry and much more... the extras available pins can be used to give functionality and speed what cannot be reached with software implementation on the Raspberry CPU.
The PCIe2RasPI adapter routes the FPGA I/O pins to the standard Raspberry 40 ways J8 I/O connector, compatible A+, B+ and B2 versions. The peripherals that can be loaded on FPGA emulates the Raspberry Peripherals allowing the running of PC software under MS-Windows or Linux. Obviously, FPGA can host a superset of Raspberry interfaces, on all the connector pins you can override the standard pin and set lot of different interfaces such as synchro, encoder, pwm, sio, spi, i2c, or also high-speed fifo. For instance, we can have 24xPWM channels or 8xPWM+ 8xI2C + 8xSPI.
The Kit includes:
Developmet tools inside the kit.... Many applications can be developed using the FEWE tool (Fpga Easy Web Editor) a GEB Enterprise Free tools that allows the users to customize the own application starting from some template created by GEB. User defined templates can be requested to GEB using the related template specification form. Fpga contents can be developed also using the traditional Altera QuartusII flow or asking for a customization to GEB Enterprise.
The PCIe mini Interface Board with Altera Fpga.... The standard Mini PCIe form factor is ideal for many kinds of applications; it is present on many compact PC motherboards such as Intel Galileo and Advantech MIO-5250 The PCIEM-15-IO standard (P/N 100801A3) hosts an Altera Cyclone IV GX EP4CGX30BF14C6N FPGA and two I/O connectors that bring out 53 LVTTL compliant I/O FPGA pins and 3 clocks signal that can be used to interface synchronous applications. The low cost PCIEM-15-IO (P/N 100801A1) version hosts an Altera Cyclone IV GX EP4CGX15BF14C8N Fpga.