The PARIS development platform is the industry’s first fully scalable infotainment platform for the automotive market. The TRS-STAR’s PARIS platform features an Altera® Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) Stratix® II FPGA and targets automotive multimedia systems used in next-generation car infotainment and telematics systems. The PARIS platform supports CAN, MOST, USB, Ethernet, and SDHC interfaces. The platofrm features a scalable automotive graphics system with multiple video-in and video-out functionalities, an audio processing module, and an application processor.
Altera worked with more than 12 hardware and software intellectual property (IP) providers to help develop the Paris development system, which includes a pre-programmed board featuring an Altera Stratix II FPGA, a WVGA touch-screen TFT display, reference designs, software stacks and drivers, cabling, power supply, and resource CDs with documentation. The platform also provides demonstration designs and a library of IP functions that designers can use to create differentiated infotainment products or quickly adapt the products to changing market demands. Paris is designed to enable easy integration of future IP and facilitate fast and efficient development of infotainment applications. In addition, the PARIS platform features a scalable framework which offers up to 50% less development time and system cost.
The PARIS platform also offers a cost reduction path via Altera’s low-cost, high-performance HardCopy® II structured ASICs, providing an ideal development system for volume production of feature-rich infotainment applications. For infotainment systems requiring fewer features, designers can scale into Altera’s low-cost, low-power Cyclone® II and Cyclone III FPGAs for their high-volume, cost-sensitive applications.
The PARIS development platform is offered by TRS-STAR and is currently being sampled by leading customers. TRS-STAR expects the development platform to be available starting the first quarter of 2008.