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Evaluation platform rolls for Xilinx Virtex-5 LX 330

Posted: 16 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:flash memory? DDR2? SDRAM? LVDS? Tokyo Electron Device?

Tokyo Electron Device Ltd (TED) has developed what it touts as the highest-performance, multi-application evaluation platform for the Xilinx Virtex-5 LX 330 family. The evaluation platform enables efficient design and evaluation for high-speed applications, including consumer products such as HDTVs, STBs and printers, as well as telecoms equipment, medical devices and industrial equipment. This solution is the latest addition to the company's line of inrevium board products, according to Toshiaki Sunagawa, TED president and representative director.

Built with TED's inrevium TE7725PF, a low-cost FPGA configuration control LSI, the Virtex-5 LX Multi-Application Evaluation Platform meets the growing market demand for a development environment that enables design engineers to rapidly evaluate high-speed interface technologies such as DDR2 SDRAM and LVDS.

The Virtex-5 LX platform also features Xilinx XC5VLX110 or 220 or 330-1FF1760. It also has on-board DDR2 SDRAM chips (667Mbps) and DDR2 SO-DIMM slot to evaluate high-speed memory access. The platform features a reference design of high-speed DDR2 SDRAM memory interface, 10/100 Ethernet, RS232C and LVDS interface ports, and expansion I/O ports for optional interface boards including DVI Tx/Rx, camera link, optical link and USB. The platform also has a high-efficiency DC/DC ?Module from Linear Technology (LTM4600).

The TE7725PF is a second-generation FPGA configuration controller from TED. The TE7725PF enables the configuration of the Xilinx FPGA with a NOR flash memory (up to 256Mbit) on the board instead of using configuration PROMs. By sharing a flash memory chip on the board both for CPU boot memory and FPGA configuration data, the TE7725PF helps reduce board size and total costs.

All Virtex-5 LX110/220/330 platforms are available starting at $4,980.

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