FPGA News – 2007.11.06

Nallatech Introduces BenONE-PCIe PCI Express FPGA Computing Platform
Nallatech, the domain expert in high-performance FPGA computing solutions, announces the introduction of its first PCI Express computing platform incorporating Xilinx Virtex-5 technology. The BenONE-PCIe(TM) provides users with a low cost FPGA carrier card featuring an onboard Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, high bandwidth 8-lane PCI Express host interface and DIME-II(TM) expansion module slot – a powerful COTS platform ideal for FPGA application development and deployment.

Cray XT5h Supercomputer Features DRC Reconfigurable Coprocessor Option
For application development, DRC has teamed with Cray to offer the development system model DS/XT. This system represents a Cray XR1 node very closely, with one Opteron and two RPUs. Offered with MPI across multiple systems, the system provides an environment with multi-node application development and debugging. The Xilinx ISE(TM) 9.2 comes standard and is included with the system. All major vendors of FPGA development tools support the RPU platform including Celoxica, DSPlogic, Impulse Accelerated Technologies, Mitrionics, and Synplicity and are offered as options that can be ordered with packaged pricing.

Xilinx Showcases FPGA-based GigE Vision IP Core at Vision 2007
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, announced it will demonstrate the industry’s first FPGA-based GigE Vision IP core solution using its leading low-cost Spartan(TM)-3 generation FPGAs. Designed specifically to meet the specific needs of the Machine Vision industry, the single-chip solution provides a cost-effective, high performance GigE Vision system that allows maximum bandwidth and full throughput. Xilinx is demonstrating the GigE Vision solution at this week’s Vision 2007, Feith Sensor to Image GmbH — Hall 4, Booth D11 and SILICONSOFTWARE — GmbH, Hall 4, Booth D26, New Stuttgart Trade Fair Center, Stuttgart.

GE Fanuc, PrismTech Showcase Compact COTS Solution at SDR Forum
The hardware platform for the demonstration features the GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms rugged PMC571 digital transceiver module, mounted on a rugged 3U CompactPCI IMP1A single board computer, operating under the VxWorks real time operating system and housed in a compact, rugged, conduction-cooled enclosure. The PMC571 provides radio frequency analog/digital signal conversion, FPGA-based digital signal processing including digital down conversion, digital up-conversion and digital/analog conversion.