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.
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.
Nallatech introduced the 395 FPGA accelerator card for data-intensive network and co-processing applications. The new Nallatech 395 card is aimed at latency-critical and co-processing applications that can utilize the largest FPGA devices and highest memory bandwidth. The 395 FPGA accelerator card is ideal for signals intelligence, network security and algorithm acceleration applications. The company has delivered first prototypes of the 395. Production units will be available next quarter.
Altera published a white paper that explores how their innovations in power and performance continue to enable designers to create differentiating high-performance systems for their end customers. The article outlines the steps taken from process selection through tools and modeling to ensure that the high performance was supported with a competitive power footprint. The title of the Altera technical paper is Delivering the Right Power and Performance for 28nm High-End FPGAs.
PLDA introduced their QuickUDP, which is a 10Gb UDP Hardware stack IP core for FPGA devices. The QuickUDP IP solution is a 100% RTL-designed IP, compliant with the IEEE802.3 specification and supports the ARP, IPv4, ICMP, IGMP, and UDP protocols. The PLDA QuickUDP 10G UDP Hardware Stack IP is available now from PLDA. The PLDA QuickUDP can be integrated into Altera-based and Xilinx-based FPGA designs.
Altera introduced a single-chip, multi-rate OTN (optical transport network) muxponder solution for 100G network aggregation. The multi-rate muxponder IP solution is based on Altera’s 28nm Stratix V FPGA devices. The solution enables engineers to customize systems and target FPGA architectures that are optimized for specific design requirements. The multirate 100G muxponder IP solution expands the capabilities of current networks by enabling developers to integrate emerging client types into their networks, such as 16G Fibre Channel.
Altera is now shipping Stratix V FPGA devices in volume production. The Altera Stratix V devices are the only FPGAs to feature 14.1 Gbps transceiver bandwidth and are the only FPGAs capable of supporting the latest generation of the Fibre Channel protocol (16GFC). Altera started shipping engineering samples of 28nm FPGAs featuring integrated 14.1 Gbps transceivers over a year ago.
Nallatech introduced the PCIe-385N FPGA network processing card. The Nallatech PCIe-385N features an Altera Stratix V FPGA, 16 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM, a PCIe Gen 3 x8 host interface, and dual SFP+ ports. The PCIe-385N FPGA computing card will be available in the third quarter. The Nallatech PCIe-385N card is ideal for network security, algorithm acceleration and signals intelligence applications.
Synopsys, Altera and TSMC teamed together to create silicon-accurate modeling of key parasitic effects in Synopsys’ StarRC solution for TSMC’s 28 nanometer (nm) processes. Altera has successfully deployed StarRC to achieve signoff accurate extraction and accelerate the design cycle of its 28nm FPGA designs. StarRC is now fully deployed as the signoff parasitic extraction solution for 28-nanometer Stratix V FPGA devices.
Altera created a single-chip, dual 100G transponder solution that is implemented in a 28nm high-performance Stratix V FPGA. With the new dual 100G transponder solution, Altera is now able to deliver density that is unachievable with current solutions and puts them on the path to support data rates of 400G and beyond. Altera is currently shipping 28-nm Stratix V FPGAs and OTN IP.