ProDesign CHIPit QuickSilver Edition

The CHIPit QuickSilver Edition, from ProDesign, is the newest member of the successful CHIPit ASIC Prototyping family. The CHIPit QuickSilver gives ASIC, SoC, and IP design verification engineers flexibility and performance to debug designs in the most cost-effective way. QuickSilver provides early prototypes for software development or end customers to eliminate respins and shorten time to market dramatically. CHIPit QuickSilver will be available end of January 2008.

The QuickSilver kit includes an FPGA extension board and motherboard. The motherboard manages configuration, clock handling, and communication with the FPGA extension board. The FPGA extension board is equipped with the Xilinx Virtex 5 LX330, the largest FPGA in the industry. It has two extension board sections with 640 free user I/Os to adapt to additional standard CHIPit or user specific extension boards. The system also offers 7 free routable local clocks (3 external, four on-board programmable).

The board also has four SO-DIMM sockets for two DDR2 and two DDR memory modules. The direct connection between these sockets and the FPGA guarantees high-speed access to the memories. The board can run stand-alone and can be configured via JTAG interface or CF card.

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