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, Arrow Electronics, and MathWorks are hosting the DSP Forum. The event will discuss application-specific digital signal processing design methodologies targeted for Altera FPGAs. DSP Forum will also explain how the combination of DSP Builder’s model-based design flow and MathWorks tools helps implement high-performance floating-point DSP. The one-day event will take place in multiple cities from May 1st to June 7th.
MathWorks introduced HDL Coder and HDL Verifier. HDL Coder automatically generates HDL code from MATLAB and helps engineers implement FPGA and ASIC designs from the MATLAB language. HDL Verifier features FPGA hardware-in-the-loop capabilities for testing FPGA and ASIC designs. HDL Coder and HDL Verifier are available now. Pricing for HDL Verifier starts at $3,250 and pricing for HDL Coder starts at $10,000. With HDL Verifier and HDL Coder, MathWorks now provides HDL code generation and verification across their MATLAB and Simulink tools.
MathWorks and Altera are offering a webinar about how to reduce FPGA design cycle time by 33-50% by adopting workflows based on MATLAB and Simulink. The webcast will demonstrate how MATLAB and Simulink are used to design FPGAs for applications such as signal processing, image processing, communications, and control systems. The Introduction to FPGA Design Using MATLAB and Simulink webinar will take place October 5th. The online event will take place at two different times: 6:00 AM and 11:00 AM PDT.
MathWorks rolled out version 3.3 of their EDA Simulator Link. The latest version features FPGA-in-the-loop (FIL) capabilities for Xilinx FPGA development boards. FIL enables engineers to verify their designs at hardware speeds while using Simulink as a system-level test bench. EDA Simulator Link v3.3 is available now with prices starting at $2000 (US list price).
Avnet Electronics Marketing announced the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit. The Avnet DSP kit includes a device-locked version of ISE Design Suite: System Edition 11.4. Design flows using MATLAB and Simulink is included as part of the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA Kit. Model-Based Design using Simulink eases the adoption of FPGAs and accelerates FPGA implementation of signal processing, computer vision and control system applications. With Xilinx System Generator it provides a turnkey rapid prototyping solution for engineers new to FPGAs without RTL design experience. The Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit is priced at $1,995.