FPGA News – 2007.11.13

Avnet Announces Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT/SXT Development Kit
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a part of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the release of the Xilinx® Virtex(TM)-5 LXT/SXT Development Kit – a complete development platform for designing and verifying applications based on the Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT and SXT Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) families.

RF Engines Optimizes FPGA Resources with CORDIC IP Core
RF Engines Limited (RFEL), the specialists in high performance signal processing designs, has announced the availability of its latest ‘Vector Rotation/Translation’ IP core product. This core offers a sub-set of the features provided by the traditional CORDIC algorithm and dependant on the application, delivers significant savings in cost, power and size.

NI Simplifies FPGA Development with New Software, Hardware IP
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced a new suite of software and hardware intellectual property (IP) to make using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in measurement, control and signal processing applications easier. Collaborating with its worldwide network of customers, integrators and National Instruments Alliance Partners, NI is now making available the FPGA IPNet to provide an open forum for sharing LabVIEW FPGA IP and new hardware I/O modules for analog and digital I/O, communication buses/protocols and motion control. The newly available resources make it easier for engineers and scientists without hardware design experience to integrate FPGA technology into their test and control applications.

DiaLite Debug Tool Integrates with Mentor’s Precision FPGA Synthesis
Temento Systems announced the introduction of DiaLite Precision, a hardware FPGA debug solution tightly integrated with the Precision FPGA synthesis product from Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT). DiaLite Precision significantly improves a designer’s ability to detect, track, and repair faults in complex FPGA designs. A special trial program will be made available to Precision customers.

Nallatech Showcases Slipstream FSB FPGA Module at Supercomputing
Nallatech, the domain expert in high-performance FPGA computing solutions, announced that it will showcase its ‘Slipstream’ Front Side Bus (FSB) FPGA module and conduct joint demonstrations with partners Xilinx and Mitrionics at Supercomputing 2007. Nallatech is the first licensee of the Xilinx Front Side Bus FPGA-based acceleration solution. Nallatech’s ‘Slipstream’ module features the latest 65nm Virtex-5 FPGA technology from Xilinx and supplies high speed direct access to the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 7300 processor-based server allowing users to significantly accelerate the performance of computationally intensive algorithms whilst reducing latency and overall system power consumption.