The new logiCRAFT3 Compact Multimedia Display Development Platform, from Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX), is based on the XA Spartan(TM)-3E field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The new platform provides greater flexibility and scalability, enabling module designers to use Xilinx XA programmable devices in a wider array of in-vehicle display systems. The logiCRAFT3 boards can be purchased this quarter. Prices range from $1,295 USD for the logiCRAFT3 board with the smallest XA 3S250E device up to $1,895 USD with the largest XA 3S1200E device.
The logiCRAFT3 Compact Multimedia Display Development Platform features a configurable solution that combines the low-cost and small footprint of XA Spartan-3E FPGAs and the Xilinx 32-bit MicroBlaze(TM) soft microprocessor with pre-configured graphic and display controller IP modules from the Xylon logicBRICKS(TM) library. This platform also supports Altia Graphical User Interface (GUI) tools for faster development of custom display content and user interfaces without the need for custom software.
For RSE systems, the logiCRAFT3 platform provides a completely field configurable environment that enables developers to quickly deal with changing customer requirements. It also allows for reduced wiring complexity between the infotainment master board and vehicle headrests with the capability to transport audio, video, user control information, and power over a simple four wire (two twisted pair) high-speed serial link.
The logiCRAFT3 platform features 2D graphics acceleration and a 60-frame/second display rate for smooth rotation of on-screen gauges. Vehicle diagnostic data can be brought to the board and displayed using the available CAN interface. A camera, for applications like parking aid, can also be connected with available video scaling for any display size/resolution. These capabilities are also useful in the development of multi-function head units with menu systems to display radio, navigation assistance, and other infotainment and driver information functions.
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