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.
Analog Devices unveiled the AD9739A D/A converter and AD9467 A/D converter FMC boards. The two data converter FPGA mezzanine cards can connect to Xilinx’s new 28nm 7 series field programmable gate array evaluation kits. The Analog Devices FMC boards support multiple generations of Xilinx kits (including the new Kintex-7 FPGA evaluation kits). The ADI FMC boards include all of the HDL (hardware description language) code and device drivers needed for designers to engage in rapid prototyping and reduce development time and risk.
Xilinx introduced three new industrial Targeted Design Platforms: (1) PROFINET, (2) Motor Control, and (3) GigE Vision. The new platforms are based on the low-cost Spartan-6 FPGA family. The design platforms help engineers increase performance and reduce time to market for PROFINET real time networking, advanced motor control, and GigE Vision industrial imaging applications. The PROFINET Targeted Design Platform, Targeted Design Platform for motor control and GigE Vision Targeted Design Platform are available now.