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Verification platform suits algorithm design, LSI testing

Posted: 14 May 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:FPGA? verification platform? LSI? algorithm design?

LogicBench

Xilinx Inc.'s Japan subsidiary, Xilinx K.K. and Hitachi Information & Communication Engineering Ltd have released the LogicBench system-level design verification platform. The new series uses Xilinx Virtex-6 LX760, the fastest and highest performance FPGA, and other Virtex-6 FPGA sub-families.

LogicBench series are verification platforms for algorithm design, LSI feature testing, hardware-software integration testing, FPGA prototyping system verification, and all other system design processes. By combining system-level modeling technology, it enables architecture exploration for LSI development and advanced software development from an early stage and provides a suitable prototyping environment for developing image-processing, network, and other devices requiring complex algorithms.

"Growing ASIC development risks in the prototyping market are prompting increased use of FPGAs for prototyping and, likewise, mass production," said Masahiro Yamada, general manager of the DesignBench system solution department, embedded technology division, Hitachi. "The latest LogicBench series incorporating Virtex-6 FPGA provides 2.4X the logic density of the previous generation, facilitating the building of large-scale prototyping environments that are in demand now. Since the greater scale and speed it offers should result in wider usage for algorithm verification at upstream design stages and other applications, we anticipate that the new LogicBench series will generate about 1.2 billion yen worth of business annually."

"Hitachi Information & Communication Engineering has adopted our FPGAs in five generations of LogicBench," said Sam Rogan, president of Xilinx K.K. "Its development teams know a great deal about development environments, and their ability to provide solid solutions is rated very highly in the prototyping market. We'll continue to align with Hitachi Information & Communication Engineering to enable further reductions in large-scale LSI development time and provide other benefits to the industry."

The Virtex-6 LX760 device is a key component of the new LogicBench series, offering high performance and speed, and suited for any application requiring intensive computational performance and high logic density. Virtex-6 LX760 device offers a higher I/O count than competing FPGAs to simplify partitioning of large LSI logic across multiple FPGAs. In addition, Virtex-6 LX760 device provides flexible SelectIO technology and 25,920Kbit Block RAM to meet system-leveled verification as well as advanced verification of applications.





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