Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA and Virtex-6 FPGA DSP Development Kits

Earlier in the week, Xilinx introduced three development kits to help digital signal processing developers adopt FPGA devices in their designs. The new DSP development kits include a high-performance Virtex-6 FPGA DSP kit with integrated ADC/DAC capability, an enhanced low-cost Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Kit and a Spartan-6 FPGA Co-Processing DSP kit. All three kits have integrated AMBA 4 AXI 4 interconnect and IP support. Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms for DSP can easily scale for adding new capabilities, standards, features and support.

Virtex-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit with integrated High Speed Data Converters

  • Targets peak signal processing performance applications
  • Features Texas Instruments’ Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC) and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC)
  • FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) designed by 4DSP that enables customers to tune performance in both the analog and digital domains
  • Includes a targeted reference design that allows for full configuration and control of the ADC/DAC from the Virtex-6 FPGA
  • Enables engineers to optimize for signal-to-noise ratio loss points, quantization, analog filtering and gain
  • Features AXI4 support to enable easy integration of Xilinx and third party IP
  • High performance point-to-point interconnect optimized to reduce resource utilization with no impact on performance
  • Ideal for aerospace and defense, medical technology, high performance computing, and next generation wireless communications
  • Available now for $3,995

Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit

  • Ideal for adding DSP to existing systems while optimizing performance at the best possible cost and power consumption
  • AXI4 support through the latest version of the Xilinx ISE Design Suite
  • Includes a Spartan-6 LX150T device capable of delivering price optimized DSP performance
  • Integrated transceivers for high speed system connectivity
  • Includes design tutorials and a Digital Up and Digital Down Conversion targeted reference design
  • Available now for $1,995

Spartan-6 FPGA Co-Processing DSP Kit

  • Enables software designers to reduce or eliminate application bottlenecks using the Spartan-6 FPGA to achieve system accelerations
  • Optimizes the key strengths of high performance FPGAs, system control processing and digital signal processing in one integrated platform
  • Ideal for off-loading or co-processing high performance digital signal processing or providing flexible peripheral expansion options
  • Includes an AXI4 Co-Processing reference design to illustrate these performance boosting capabilities
  • Available for order entry today for $1,695

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