Gleichmann Research offers a 2-FPGA-module for the Hpe_midi systems. The 2-FPGA-module is based on the Altera EP2S180 in a 1508 pin package. Each FPGA has 180,000 logic elements. There are 700 interconnections between the FPGA’s, 64 LVDS pairs allow 1Gbit/s/pair high-speed data communication. A 24-layer PCB, impedance controlled, temperature depended fan control and a clock factory, which distribute 7 input clocks to different clock inputs of the FPGA’s – these are some of the features of our FPGA development systems. Gleichmann have also implemented the Altera USB-Blaster[TM] on the module.
Gleichmann also offers software tools, which are easily accessible via a GUI, (Hpe_desk). In addition to the clock factory the developer will receive a JTAG scanner and debugger. With this scriptable tool it’s possible to write any output and to read any input of the FPGA. In addition GE-Research offers to every customer, a cost-free, semi-automatic partitioning software. This allows the developer to move every entity from every level by dragging and dropping them into an FPGA. During this task the utilization and the interconnection will be checked. The partitioning tool is currently a beta-released version and works only with VHDL. But this will change within 2008. The tool needs only Altera QuartusII, no additional expensive software will be required.
More info: Gleichmann Electronics Research