Lattice Semiconductor LatticeECP3 PCI Express Development Kit

Lattice Semiconductor introduced the LatticeECP3 PCI Express Development Kit. The components of the LatticeECP3 PCI Express development kit have been configured to work together to enable fast embedded system evaluation and design. With the help of easy step-by-step instructions, designers can have a demo running in as little as 30 minutes, and a design validated in less than two hours. The PCI Express development kit for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family is available now for a list price of $895.00.

LatticeECP3 PCI Express Development Kit - Lattice Semiconductor

LatticeECP3 PCI Express Development Kit Highlights

  • Accelerates development of PCI Express system designs
  • Optimized for creating a design with the low-power, low-cost LatticeECP3 FPGA family
  • Highly-optimized, low-cost PCI Express evaluation board
  • Enables both x1 and x4 endpoint evaluation and design
  • Variety of demo executables: basic demo for control plane applications, throughput demo for high-bandwidth applications, color bar demo and an image transfer demo
  • A 60-day software tools license
  • Includes x1/x4 endpoint IP core and scatter-gather DMA IP core permit users to get up and running right away
  • Available on both Windows and Linux platforms

The new kit features four key capabilities for quick evaluation and rapid prototyping of low cost PCI Express system design. First, the kit enables users to bring up running PCI Express hardware in thirty minutes or less. Second, various demos included in the kit address control plane through data plane performance requirements. Third, source files for the demos are available that enable rebuilding designs up to a known good starting point. Finally, the kit enables a rapid transition to design exploration through the included software tools, IP enabled evaluation process and project source directories.

The LatticeECP3 FPGA family consists of five devices that offer standards-compliant multi-protocol 3.2G SERDES, DDR1/2/3 memory interfaces and high performance, cascadable DSP slice. The LatticeECP3 FPGA family is ideal for high volume cost- and power-sensitive wireline and wireless infrastructure applications, security/surveillance, medical, and industrial applications.

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