Lattice Semiconductor recently introduced their ultra-low density MachXO3 Field Programmable Gate Array family. The new FPGA devices are the world’s smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable platform aimed at expanding system capabilities and bridging emerging connectivity interfaces using both parallel and serial I/O. First production of the MachXO3 device shipments are scheduled for the end of 2013. Prices start below $1 in high volume.
Innovative Integration announced the ePC-K7 user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument. The ePC-K7 embedded computer is a full Windows/Linux PC. It supports programmable Kintex 7 325/410 and Spartan 6 FPGAs and a wide variety of FMC modules. The ePC-K7 features a modular IO, scalable performance, and easy to use PC architecture. The embedded system reduces time-to-market.
Xilinx introduced their fourth generation secure architecture with Information Assurance and Anti-Tamper IP core support for defense-grade 7 series FPGA devices and Zynq-7000 All Programmable system-on-chips. In addition to the secure capabilities, the defense-grade 7 series FPGAs and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs offer mask set control, ruggedized packaging with fully-leaded (Pb) content for harsh environmental operation, full extended temperature range testing, long term availability and anti-counterfeiting features.
Avnet Electronics Marketing will hold a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops focusing on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. The technical training features a choice of three day-long sessions run by Avnet technical experts. The three Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC SpeedWay design workshop sessions can be taken independently based on an engineer’s design needs or desired outcome.
Xilinx will introduce programmable solutions to improve system integration and enable designers to quickly develop new features into broadcast systems at IBC 2012. Xilinx will showcase All Programmable devices and software that enable flexible adaptation throughout design and into production to meet ever evolving industry content delivery and display standards. IBC 2012 will take place September 6-11 at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre. Xilinx will be exhibiting in booth #10.B25.
Xilinx has acquired PetaLogix, which is a provider of embedded Linux solutions. In the past, PetaLogix has provided a Linux distribution for Xilinx’s MicroBlaze and PowerPC processors. Recently, the company released a Linux distribution and tool chain for the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. The PetaLogix commercial Linux distribution and the Embedded Linux SDK tool help developers get their jobs done without becoming deep Linux experts or be tied to a fixed BSP model.
Xilinx has shipped the Virtex-7 H580T FPGA, which is the first 3D heterogeneous all programmable product. The Virtex-7 H580T features eight 28 Gbps transceivers and plenty of logic capacity. The device is the only FPGA that can integrate additional line card functionality so designers can implement a dual 100G OTN transponder on a single chip.
At the National Association of Broadcasters Show, Xilinx will showcase programmable platforms for building the next generation of broadcast video production equipment. NAB will take place April 14-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NAB Show is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Xilinx will be exhibiting in booth #N4319.
Lattice Semiconductor introduced the LatticeECP3 AMC evaluation platform for their Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint IP core. The LatticeECP3 AMC evaluation platform helps engineers to investigate and experiment with the features of the LatticeECP3 SERDES and SRIO core. The board features a single AMC module card edge interface, common options interface, and a Vita 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) expansion connector. The evaluation and demonstration platform is based on the Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor. The Serial RapidIO 2.1 IP core and AMC platform are available now.
Xilinx is opening their platform and supporting FPGA industry standards. As part of their effort, Xilinx is making it easier for FPGA users to quickly find the right Xilinx Alliance Program partner for their specific design and development needs. Xilinx Alliance Program Members offers flexibility and cost of ownership benefits, while lowering design risks, over ASSP and ASIC solutions. The companies span many markets — such as IP, design and integration services, embedded software, design tools, development and evaluation boards, and complimentary silicon device technology.