Altera introduced the Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. The tool platform features a broad set of memories, peripherals, interfaces, and a high-speed mezzanine connector (HSMC). The Altera kit helps hardware and software developers to accelerate embedded systems design development. The Altera Cyclone V SoC Development Kit is available for ordering now. Production shipment will begin in May 2013. It is priced at $1,595.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and MathWorks teamed on a new development kit. The tool combines a MathWorks software package with the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog. The MathWorks Software Package for Xilinx DSP Kits is ideal for FPGA and DSP design engineers. It is available now from Avnet. Prices start at $13,995.
Altera and Texas Instruments announced the Arria V FPGA RF Development Kit. The modular kit eases RF prototyping for systems based on Altera’s 28nm Arria V FPGAs. It includes all the hardware and software needed for RF transmit, receive and digital pre-distortion feedback. The kit reduces the amount of time needed to design and verify RF systems. The TI/Altera Arria V FPGA RF Development Kit is available from Arrow Electronics for $6,299.
Lattice Semiconductor is offering a series of free @MachXO2 Speed seminars. The Lattice events include hands-on technical training and live hardware demonstrations that focus on the MachXO2 PLD features that speed the design process and reduce time-to-market. The seminar’s hands-on hardware demonstrations utilize the versatile, battery-powered MachXO2 Pico Development Kit, which is discounted to $29 for the remainder of 2012.
The ZedBoard is a community oriented development kit for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). The ZedBoard kit includes the ZedBoard, power supply, USB cable, and pre-configured SD card containing a bootable Linux reference design. The commercial version of the ZedBoard is available from Avnet for $395. The kid is ideal for exploring and prototyping application ideas for the new Zynq-7000 EPP architecture.
Lattice Semiconductor had upgraded their HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit. The Lattice HDR-60 is now enhanced with a Helion Graphical User Interface (GUI). The new GUI makes the engineer’s job even easier. It offers ease-of-use while improving design accuracy, further enhancing the user experience. The enhanced HDR-60 GUI will be available for download next week at no additional charge to current and new customers of the Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit.
The Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Mini-Module Plus Development Kit, from Avnet Electronics Marketing, is a completely customizable development kit for system architects, field programmable gate array (FPGA) designers, and board designers. The Xilinx Kintex-7 Mini-Module Plus includes all the necessary functions needed for an embedded processor system. The kit consists of a Kintex-7 K325T-1FFG676 FPGA and the Avnet Mini Module Plus Baseboard 2. The development system is available in a 325K logic cell version for $1,695 or a 410K logic cell version for $1,995.
Avnet Electronics Marketing introduced the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog. The new kit supports Xilinx’s 7 series Targeted Design Platforms. The Avnet includes the Xilinx Kintex-7 KC705 base board with Kintex-7 FPGA, 4DSP FMC 150 High-Speed ADC/DAC FMC, 12V power supply, Xilinx ISE Design Suite: System Edition, and Targeted Reference Designs (RTL and MathWorks model-based design tool flows). The Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit is available for $3,995.
Avnet Electronics Marketing introduced the Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit. The Avnet kit helps designers prototype motor control designs for applications in industrial automation, consumer electronics, medical diagnostics and robotics. The Avnet Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit is an ideal platform for engineers seeking to experiment with proven reference designs and develop custom control, integrating flexible peripheral functions like Ethernet, PowerLink and PCI Express (PCIe).
Kontron rolled out the FMC-SER0 FPGA Mezzanine Card and the KIT-FMC-DEV VITA 57 Development Kit. The Kontron FMC-SER0 is an FMC HPC single-width module. It is designed to interface with any VITA 57 host board. The Kontron VITA 57 Development Kit KIT-FMC-DEV enables designers to use the Kontron FMC-SER0 as a reference design. All Kontron VITA 57 products are available now. They can be ordered directly off the shelf or as customized application ready platforms and can be bundled with Kontron’s long term supply program, which guarantees customers multi-year supply of the product beyond its active life.