CommAgility introduced the AMC-V7-2C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module. The AMC-V7-2C6678 features the latest Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA and two Texas Instruments TMS320C6678 multicore DSPs. It includes Serial RapidIO (SRIO), Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express. The AMC-V7-2C6678 DSP/FPGA Card is available now. It is ideal for high performance DSP/FPGA processing applications like telecoms and image processing.
Lattice Semiconductor and Leopard Imaging introduced a dual camera module kit. The dual HD IP camera solution enables the TI DaVinci TMS320DM368 video processor to interface to two 720p image sensors. This kit is ideal for engineers designing black box car drive recorders or other applications that require two cameras. For black box car drive recorder applications, one camera can be pointed out the front of the vehicle, while the other can be directed toward the driver. The dual camera module kit is available now for $399 from Leopard Imaging.
Altera and Texas Instruments announced the Arria V FPGA RF Development Kit. The modular kit eases RF prototyping for systems based on Altera’s 28nm Arria V FPGAs. It includes all the hardware and software needed for RF transmit, receive and digital pre-distortion feedback. The kit reduces the amount of time needed to design and verify RF systems. The TI/Altera Arria V FPGA RF Development Kit is available from Arrow Electronics for $6,299.
Alico Systems introduced the Kinetic 3500 OMAP FPGA Sensor Development Kit. The Alico Kinetic 3500 SDK is a turn-key embeddable sensor development kit based on open source LInux software and includes critical device drivers and sample code. The Kinetic 3500 kid is priced at $1,695 ($1,945 with GPS option). It is ideal for embedded industrial, rugged portable, high-speed data logging, vehicular, robotic, location tracking, motion control, and high speed video encoder/decoder applications.
CommAgility introduced the AMC-2C6678 AdvancedMC module. The AMC-2C6678 features a Xilinx LX240T Virtex-6 FPGA, two Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6678 digital signal processors (DSPs), Serial RapidIO (SRIO) V2.1, IDT CPS-1848 SRIO Gen2 switch, Gigabit Ethernet interface, three front panel SFP+ optical interfaces, up to 1Gbyte of 64-bit wide DDR3-1600 SDRAM (for each DSP), and dual mini-SAS connectors. The CommAgility module is ideal for satellite communications, video processing and wireless infrastructure. The CommAgility AMC-2C6678 will be sampling in June 2011.
Avnet Electronics, MathWorks, Texas Instruments (TI), and Xilinx are offering a new series of SpeedWay Design Workshops. The hands-on training sessions will focus on designing co-processing solutions with TI’s DSP + ARM OMAP-L138 processors, Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs and MathWorks Simulink Model-Based design tools. Course materials and lab work will be based on the newly released Avnet Spartan-6 FPGA/OMAP-L138 Co-Processing DSP Kit. The workshops will take place next month throughout North America. The three-day workshops are $695 per person.
The energy smart Sundance EVP6472-903 is a modular Dual WiMax RF multiprocessing solution. The EVP6472-903 features two Maxim WiMax (IEEE802.16-2004) transceivers, Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA and two Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6472 Digital Signal Processors (DSP). The dual DSP devices offer twelve TMS320C64x+ processor cores clocked at 500MHz for telecom demanding real time processing. It is ideal for high-end industrial, mission critical, test and measurement, communication, medical imaging, blade server and high-end image and video processing.
Earlier in the week, Xilinx introduced three development kits to help digital signal processing developers adopt FPGA devices in their designs. The new DSP development kits include a high-performance Virtex-6 FPGA DSP kit with integrated ADC/DAC capability, an enhanced low-cost Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Kit and a Spartan-6 FPGA Co-Processing DSP kit. All three kits have integrated AMBA 4 AXI 4 interconnect and IP support. Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms for DSP can easily scale for adding new capabilities, standards, features and support.
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.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the Stellaris FPGA Expansion Board for the DK-LM3S9B96 development kit. The Stellaris FPGA board enables developers to evaluate the high bandwidth machine-to-machine (M2M) parallel interface capability of Stellaris microcontroller’s (MCU) flexible External Peripheral Interface (EPI). The quickstart application on the expansion board allows developers to show the FPGA’s camera-captured and FPGA-processed video on the large, 3.5-inch touchscreen display of the DK-LM3S9B96. The Stellaris FPGA Expansion Board (DK-LM3S9B96-FPGA) is priced at $199. The DK-LM3S9B96 is sold separately and priced at $425.