Xylon logiTAP Platform

Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the Xylon logiTAP platform for implementing high quality, low-cost graphical user interfaces (GUI) in embedded systems using low-cost Xilinx Spartan-3E field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The logiTAP platform is a full-featured system on programmable chip (SoPC) solution with a touch screen display that enables rapid, cost-effective development, prototyping, and deployment of graphical human-machine interfaces (HMIs) targeting high-volume electronics applications. The logiTAP platform is a configurable hardware and software development environment with pre-engineered hardware interfaces, FPGA and application-specific intellectual property (IP) modules, and embedded design tools. The Xylon logiTAP platform solution is available this quarter for US $999 (promo price).

Xylon logiTAP platformXylon logiTAP Features

  • Xilinx Spartan-3E XC3S1200E device
  • FPGA reference design
  • 7″ 800×480 LCD color touch display
  • 32 MB SDRAM memory
  • 8 MB NOR Flash memory
  • 2 GB SD-Card Flash memory
  • 2 video inputs selectable from 4 CVBS or 2 S-Video inputs
  • LVDS output channel from the FPGA (LCD interface)
  • 4 stereo line audio inputs
  • Microphone input
  • Stereo audio line output
  • 2 headphone outputs
  • 2 IR (wireless) headphone audio outputs
  • RS232 interface
  • Evaluation versions of the Xylon logicBRICKS IP cores
  • Low-level SW drivers for the Xylon logicBRICKS IP cores
  • Xylon logicBRICKS documentation
  • SW driver interfaces to third-party GUI builders
  • Support for emWIN Segger GUI library
  • Support for Altia Design and DeepScreen GUI builder
  • Several GUI demo applications for automotive, industrial, medical and consumer markets

The logiTAP platform includes all the components needed to evaluate embedded GUI subsystems, including the Xylon logiCRAFT3 board with Spartan-3E 1.2 million system gate FPGA. Xilinx LogiCORE and Xylon logiBRICKS IP cores provide the hardware and software building blocks for a variety of graphical objects, such as icons, pull-down menus, animations, and streaming video. Evaluation versions of the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit with the Platform Studio tool suite enable developers to quickly implement the logiTAP FPGA design and customize it as needed based on application requirements. The platform is also supported with software drivers for GUI builder tools from Altia, Inc., SEGGER Microcontroller Systems, and The Astonishing Tribe (TAT).

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