Xilinx and Analog Devices have achieved JESD204B interoperability between Xilinx JESD204 LogiCORE IP in the Kintex-7 FPGA and the ADI AD9250 analog-to-digital high-speed data converter. The results confirm that off-the-shelf ADI JESD204B data converters and Xilinx FPGAs work together seamlessly. The interoperability means manufacturers can take advantage of JESD204B to accelerate time-to-market for their new products by shortening development time, reducing system test effort, and minimizing development issues.
Analog Devices announced their AD9250 dual-channel, 14-bit, 250 MSPS, A/D converter. It supports the JEDEC JESD204B serial output data interface standard. The ADI AD9250 device features a simplified interface that is ideal for next-generation FPGA-based applications in software-defined radio and medical ultrasound. The 250 MSPS AD9250-250 is available now for $131.57. A 170 MSPS pin-compatible version (AD9250-170) is available for $72.49.
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.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is offering low power, high speed, and small form-factor versions of their LatticeECP3 FPGA devices. The new packaging helps engineers create power and space limited applications in professional cameras, surveillance cameras, medical imaging, video communication, and small-form-factor wireline and wireless appliances. Prices for the LatticeECP3-17K Mini Device in 328csBGA package start at $4.95 (in 500K unit volume). Delivery will be in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas (EMA), MathWorks, and Texas Instruments (TI) are offering a series of workshops on digital signal processing (DSP) system design using Xilinx FPGAs with high-speed data converters. The two-day workshops will take place throughout North America. Engineers attending the workshop will receive a coupon or discount for their choice of either: $400 off an AES-V6DSP-LX240T-G Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit or an AES-S6DSP-LX150T-G Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit. Attendees will also receive $650 off a TI TSW4200 Dual ADC and Dual DAC Development Platform for Xilinx Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs or any other combination of compatible TI high-speed converter EVMs.
µDigitizer solutions are customizable, embedded processing and digitizer solutions. µDigitizers feature FPGA logic, memory, and multichannel A/D and D/A I/Os. µDigitizers are capable of uplinking and downlinking streams of data to a remote computer running on Linux or Windows through high-speed GigE interfaces. µDigitizers can also be connected to external RF front end systems for extended signals coverage. µDigitizers also benefit from ultra-high bandwidth cross-point links between FPGA elements through the µTCA backplane, making it possible to add DSP algorithms that can be simultaneously applied to all system channels – useful in such applications as MIMO telecommunications and medical imaging.
Pentek announced the 71620 multichannel, high-speed data converter XMC module. The 71620 is ideal for connection of HF or IF ports for communications, radar, telemetry, and medical systems. The Pentek 71620 module is the first member of Pentek’s Cobalt family of products, which feature the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA family. The 71620 XMC module is designed for conduction cooled assemblies and PCIe versions are also available. The 71620 is immediately available starting at $11,500 USD; delivery is 8 to 10 weeks.
Evatronix has updated NAND Flash memory controller to meet the 2.2 specifications of the Open NAND Flash interface (ONFi) and now fully supports the newest High Speed NAND Flash. This enables the development of applications that will leverage the ability of new memory technologies to operate with speeds of up to 200 MB per second. The updated NAND Flash Controller IP is available now for implementation in any FPGA or ASIC technology.