Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced several PCI Express solutions based on the Virtex(TM)-5 LXT FPGAs. The solutions include software/driver development kits, reference designs, and IP from a growing list of companies that make up an ecosystem of independent design service and IP vendors. The solutions offer proven compatible technology providing users a jumpstart on PCI Express product development thus accelerating time-to-market. PCI Express solutions are available now:
- Northwest Logic
The company offers a high-performance DMA design for the Xilinx(R) integrated Endpoint block for PCI Express. The solution is fully customizable, enabling customers to quickly develop high-performance PCI Express designs. Based on the Xilinx development kit for PCI Express, the solution integrates the Xilinx Endpoint block for PCI Express and Northwest Logic’s full-featured DMA Design back-end driver for PCI Express. Demo application provides a complete, pre-packaged PCI Express solution. As an option, the solution may also include Northwest Logic’s high-performance DDR2/DDR SDRAM Controller and multi-port front-end.
- CG-CoreEl Pvt. Ltd.
Their 1G PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet NIC reference design leverages all available Virtex-5 FPGA embedded gigabit transceivers, Ethernet blocks and integrated Endpoint block for PCI Express. The reference design illustrates system level design fundamentals and integration, as well as the use of a TCP-IP offload engine (ToE) enabling faster packet processing.
- Jungo Ltd.
WinDriver, world’s leading device driver development kit, enables extremely fast development time of PCI Express compatible device drivers. Allows designers to develop at the application level while maintaining kernel mode performance. Jungo is offering a special 60-day, fully featured WinDriver evaluation accompanied by full and free technical support.