Synopsys HAPS-51T High Performance ASIC Prototyping System

The HAPS-51T is the latest high performance ASIC prototyping system from Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) via the Synplicity® Business Group. The HAPS-51T leverages the advanced capabilities of Xilinx’s Virtex®-5 LX330T devices. It is ideal for prototyping applications using high-speed serial interfaces like PCI Express, SATA, and Gigabit Ethernet. The HAPS-51T utilizes the LX330T device’s 24 RocketIO GTP transceivers, adding on-board DDR2 memory, and the new HapsTrak high-speed daughterboard connectivity scheme in a compact form factor. These features enable HAPS-51T to deliver a significant advantage in performance and versatility. Shipments of HAPS-51T for early adopters have already begun. Full production shipment of the HAPS-51T is currently expected to begin at the end of June 2008.

The tight connection between the Virtex-5 LX330T FPGA and the on-board memory enables flexible, high-speed memory access to satisfy even demanding communication applications.

HAPS-51T’s On-board Memory

  • 1GByte of DDR2, expandable to 8GByte
  • 2Mbit x 36bit synchronous SRAM
  • 32Mbit x 16bit Flash PROM

The easily expandable, modular architecture of Synopsys’ HAPS systems offer many sophisticated features designed to appeal to system-on-chip (SoC) designers and software engineers alike. As with all HAPS systems, the HAPS-51T utilizes the HapsTrak standard, a set of guidelines for pinout and mechanical characteristics to help ensure compatibility with previous and future generations of HAPS motherboards and daughterboards. In addition, the HAPS-51T introduces the new HapsTrak MGB multi-gigabit SERDES bus with up to 8 lanes. Implemented in an 80-pin HapsTrak MGB connector it accommodates a variety of MGB daughter boards

MGB Daughter Boards Support

  • PCIE-4_MGB: 4-lane PCI Express
  • SATA-4_MGB: 4-channel serial ATA
  • ETH-4_MGB: 4 Gbit Ethernet ports

The HAPS-51T is equipped with programmable clock generators, sophisticated monitoring and self-test features, as well as remote configuration and setup capabilities.

Other Integrated Peripherals

  • USB data port
  • SelectMAP
  • JTAG”

More info: Synplicity HAPS