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Altera unveils DSP Development Kit, Cyclone II Edition

Posted: 22 Feb 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:altera? dsp development kit? cyclone ii? fpga? ads5500?

Altera Corp. introduced its new DSP Development Kit, Cyclone II Edition featuring Altera's Cyclone II FPGAs, Texas Instruments' (TI's) ADS5500 adc data capturing faster" target=_blank>analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and an interface to TI's dsp starter kits (DSKs). According to the press release, the kit allows engineers to design, prototype and debug digital signal processing (DSP) co-processing applications for wireless infrastructure, medical diagnostic, imaging, and test and measurement equipment.

"Cyclone II devices are ideal for implementing FPGA co-processors for TI DSPs,&quot said Justin Cowling, Altera's director of marketing for IP and technology marketing. "This new development kit addresses the needs of many designers looking for an affordable platform to help bring their designs to market quickly."

The DSP Development Kit, Cyclone II Edition provides a comprehensive platform, including a development board, the latest version of The Mathworks' Simulink software and Altera's DSP Builder and Quartus II design software. In addition to the ADS5500 ADC, the development board utilizes a number of other TI devices, including digital-to-analog converters (DACs), audio codecs and power management ICs to meet the power supply requirements of the Cyclone II device and other on-board components.

"Combining Altera's low-cost FPGAs with our analog components expertise provides designers with the tools to quickly develop a design in a variety of applications at an affordable price," commented Ed Fullman, marketing manager for TI's high-speed data converter products.

The DSP Development Kit, Cyclone II Edition will ship in the second quarter of 2005 and will be priced at $995. Additional information can be found online.

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