Reflex CES introduced their FPGA Aurora-like 64B/66B IP core. The new IP assures interoperability between all leading FPGAs, whatever the performance of their backplanes and systems, from 1 to 14Gbps, and whatever the generic or configurable features incorporated. The Reflex CES Aurora-like 64B/66B IP Cores are available with encrypted or VHDL source code license agreements, encrypted test-benches, reference designs and a user guide.
CAST announced the H.264 Video Over IP – HD Encoder Subsystem. The reusable subsystem makes it easier to build video streaming into mobile and other products. Reference designs for the streaming subsystem are available now for the Altera Stratix IV and Arria V families, and the Xilinx Kintex-7 line. These include the CAST and other essential IP cores implemented in an FPGA, plus the necessary interfaces, memory, drivers, and software.
Xilinx and Analog Devices have achieved JESD204B interoperability between Xilinx JESD204 LogiCORE IP in the Kintex-7 FPGA and the ADI AD9250 analog-to-digital high-speed data converter. The results confirm that off-the-shelf ADI JESD204B data converters and Xilinx FPGAs work together seamlessly. The interoperability means manufacturers can take advantage of JESD204B to accelerate time-to-market for their new products by shortening development time, reducing system test effort, and minimizing development issues.
Altera now offers a fully verified EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) protocol intellectual property (IP) for Altera FPGAs. With the offering, engineers can leverage the performance and integrate a discrete EtherCAT device in an existing FPGA with confidence and minimum effort.
Xilinx’s 7 Series GTH transceiver has successfully completed testing for 10GBASE-KR LogiCORE IP core. The test was conducted at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory. The test validated that the IP fully meets UNH-IOL’s receiver (Rx) and transmitter (Tx) electrical and protocol compliance tests for backplane applications. The 10GBASE-KR LogiCORE IP is currently available in the Vivado Design Suite.
CAST announced an ultra-low latency video encoding option for their H.264 video encoder IP cores. The new option enables near-real time video transmission for streaming and wireless video applications, especially when coupled with CAST’s hardware stacks for fast, processor-less video processing.
Microsemi has achieved National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) algorithmic certification on their U.S.-developed EnforcIT Cryptography Suite of National Security Agency (NSA) Suite B algorithms. The EnforcIT Cryptography Suite was validated by InfoGard Laboratories, Inc. and certified by the NIST. The certification is expected to be posted to the NIST website later this month.
Xilinx has been acquiring and developing a SmartCORE IP portfolio and a critical mass of application specialists and services that leverage Xilinx’s All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, and 3D ICs. The company’s goal is to fill in the growing gaps in ASIC and ASSP offerings for next-generation smarter networks and data centers.
Xilinx introduced their Gigabit class 1024QAM point-to-point (PtP) microwave modem IP for backhaul applications. The 1024QAM modem intellectual property enables OEMs to develop generation ahead backhaul platforms with exceptional bandwidth capacity, low latency and low power. The 1024QAM microwave modem IP core is available now for select customers. General availability is expected by May 2013.
Beyond Semiconductor and CAST announced the BA25 Advanced Application Processor. It is the latest member of the BA2x family of 32-bit processor IP cores. The BA25 Advanced Application Processor Core is available now and is already in use by early customers. The IP core is ideal for demanding embedded applications. It is suitable for use as the main processor for systems running general-purpose operating systems like Linux or Android.