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Altera Arria GX dev't kit clears PCI SIG compliance tests

Posted: 10 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:FPGA development kit? PCI Express? Serial RapidIO?

Altera Corp. announced that its low-cost Arria GX FPGA Development Kit has passed PCI-SIG's compliance tests.

The kit provides designers with a platform for developing PCI Express (PCIe), Serial RapidIO (SRIO) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) solutions for communications, storage, computing, industrial, medical and consumer applications. Built on a PCIe form-factor card, the low-cost Arria GX FPGA Development Kit delivers a complete environment for developing and testing designs that implement high-speed serial interfaces in Arria GX FPGAs.

"In addition to passing the compliance tests on the first round, our strategy of using our robust and well-proven transceiver technology on low-cost Arria GX FPGAs delivered substantial performance margins," said Louie Leung, marketing director at Altera. "These performance improvements enabled significant reduction in the kit's board layer counts to an unprecedented total of six layers, which directly reduces customers' system costs. Through these achievements, we've reinforced our commitment to providing customers with the lowest-risk, lowest-cost, FPGA-based system solutions for PCIe x1 and x4, SRIO, and GbE designs."

Arria GX FPGAs are optimized to support PCIe, GbE and SRIO standards up to 2.5Gbps. These standards are rapidly emerging as mainstream protocols in a wide variety of markets and applications. Features of the Arria GX family include the proven Stratix II GX transceiver technology, flip-chip packages for superior signal integrity, software tools and verified IP cores.

The Arria GX FPGAs are now shipping and available for ordering through Altera distributors worldwide. The Arria GX FPGA Development Kit is also available for ordering through Altera distributors, with a list price of $995.

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