Reflex CES introduced their FPGA Aurora-like 64B/66B IP core. The new IP assures interoperability between all leading FPGAs, whatever the performance of their backplanes and systems, from 1 to 14Gbps, and whatever the generic or configurable features incorporated. The Reflex CES Aurora-like 64B/66B IP Cores are available with encrypted or VHDL source code license agreements, encrypted test-benches, reference designs and a user guide.
Altera introduced five new low-cost development kits based on its Cyclone V FPGAs. The Altera kits make it easy for designers to cost-effectively get started on FPGA development with an entry point of just $49. Altera’s portfolio of low-cost CPLDs, FPGAs and SoCs are available now in production. All low-cost development kits supporting the portfolio are available today.
Altera is offering several free online technical training courses. The educational classes help designers stay up to date on the latest FPGA products, features, and design techniques. Engineers can learn the recommended debug methodology and analysis techniques and how to use the latest debugging tools. Topics cover include debug, timing analysis and closure.
Altera and Micron Technology have successfully demonstrated interoperability between Altera Stratix V FPGAs and Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). This technology achievement enables system designers to evaluate today the benefits of HMC with FPGAs and SoCs for next-generation communications and high-performance computing designs. The demonstration provides an early proof point that production support of HMC will be delivered with Altera’s Generation 10 portfolio — includes both Stratix 10 and Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs.
Altera now offers a fully verified EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) protocol intellectual property (IP) for Altera FPGAs. With the offering, engineers can leverage the performance and integrate a discrete EtherCAT device in an existing FPGA with confidence and minimum effort.
Impulse Accelerated Technologies introduced software that helps developers to quickly evaluate the architecture offered by Solarflare’s new ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE). Solarflare’s AOE integrates a large Altera FPGA in a network-friendly PCIe form factor. It is a platform for developers to explore software/hardware codesign, and it can scale up for field deployment.
Nallatech introduced the 385 and 395 accelerator cards. The new PCIe cards feature Altera Stratix V FPGAs. Nallatech’s accelerator cards are also qualified by leading vendors’ high density server and blade platforms and are ready for deployment with pre-integrated software and IP. The FPGA-based cards are ideal for financial applications such as high frequency trading, derivative pricing, and risk management. The 385 and 395 accelerator cards are available now.
Altera launched their Generation 10 FPGA and SoC devices. The Generation 10 devices will help engineers to develop highly customized solutions that increases system performance and system integration while lowering operating expenses. Initial samples of Arria 10 devices will be available in early 2014. Altera will have 14nm Stratix 10 FPGA test chips in 2013 and Quartus II software support for Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs in 2014.
Plunify introduced the Altera Quartus II cloud platform for designing with Stratix, Cyclone and Arria FPGA devices. The cloud tool helps FPGA designers to accelerate chip design workflows, and save time and money in the process. Quartus II is an easy-to-use software platform for programmable logic design. The new relationship with Altera marks the production availability of Plunify’s cloud based solution for FPGA design.