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Celoxica offers FPGA evaluation boards

Posted: 11 Mar 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fpga design tool? celoxica? rc300 board? xilinx? virtex ii fpga?

Complementing its C-language FPGA design tools, Celoxica Ltd has released two FPGA-based evaluation and prototyping boards. Aimed at image processing and data streaming applications, the boards provide a link between system-level design and physical implementation.

The RC300 board package is intended for evaluation of high-performance, high-throughput applications, such as robotics and industrial vision systems, video compression, video distribution, encrypted VPN, packet filtering, and network intrusion detection. It provides a 6 million gate Xilinx Virtex II FPGA with access to four banks of ZBT SRAM totaling 32MB, and a DIMM socket.

An optional, 1024 x 768 12.1-inch TFT/Touchscreen is available for display purposes. Communications are provided by a dual gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHYs and 10/100/1000baseT sockets for data streaming, data distribution, and high-performance network applications. The board also offers a USB 2.0 connection.

The RC2000-Pro package is aimed at image processing. The board is based on a PCI mezzanine card featuring either a XC2VP70 or XC2VP100 Xilinx Virtex-II Pro platform FPGA.

The card also provides a high-speed PCI interface, DDR SSRAM and DDR SDRAM external memory, programmable clocks, temperature monitoring, battery-backed encryption, and flash boot facilities. An optional daughter module offers a range of I/O and additional memory configurations.

The RC300 will be available in late March starting at $12,500 including power supply and supporting software for Windows 2000 and Windows XP platforms. The RC2000-Pro is available now with boards starting at $15,000, including supporting software. Celoxica also offers the DK Design suite, a system-level design environment based on its Handel C language.

- Richard Goering

EE Times

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