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Dev't kit simplifies high-speed serial interface designs

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:FPGA? development kit Stratix? interface?

Stratix IV GX FPGAs dev't kit

Altera Corp. has released the Stratix IV GX FPGA development kit that features hardware and software solutions for the rapid creation of designs using 40nm Stratix IV GX FPGAs with integrated 8.5Gbit/s transceivers.

The development kit provides a suitable environment for designing and testing high-speed serial interfaces such as PCIe Gen2, with up to x8-lane configurations.

The Stratix IV GX FPGA development kit also offers a complete PCIe Gen2 end-point and root-port hardware design package, featuring a PCI-SIG-compliant board and two PCIe Gen2 hard IP cores in the Stratix IV GX FPGA. A PCIe high-performance reference design that demonstrates both the software and hardware elements of a PCIe system also is available for download on the Altera Website. Several other popular protocols are supported by the development kit through the use of high-speed mezzanine cards available from Altera partners, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet, CPRI, OBSAI, SAS/SATA and Serial RapidIO.

The Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit provides customers with industry-leading innovations within Stratix IV GX FPGAs, including 36 full-duplex transceivers (24 of which operate at up to 8.5Gbit/s), two PCIe hard IP blocks, 230K logic elements and 13.9Mbit of embedded memory. The development kit features a Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230 FPGA-based development board, a one-year license for Quartus II Software, Development Kit Edition and access to Altera's MegaCore IP library including the Nios II Embedded Design Suite.

The Stratix IV GX FPGA development kit currently is available and priced at $4,495.





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