The new IP development platform consists of the proFPGA uno motherboard and various pluggable FPGA modules. The unique feature of the proFPGA solution is, that the user can choose between various proFPGA V7 FPGA Modules, assembled with different Xilinx Virtex 7 FPGA devices like the XC7VX330T, the XC7V585T, the XC7VX690T or XC7V2000T which vary widely in capacity, number and performance of high speed serial transceivers.
The big advantage of the proFPGA concept is its modularity. The user can for example use the proFPGA uno system for IP or design parts development and can reuse the proFPGA FPGA modules for complete SoC and ASIC prototyping by simply plugging the same and proFPGA V7 FPGA modules on a proFPGA duo or quad motherboard. This innovative technology and methodology offers maximum reusability and highest return on invest.
Assembled with a proFPGA Xilinx Virtex 7 XC7V2000T FPGA module the uno system offers a capacity of up to 12 M ASIC gates and 8 extension sites, with a total of up to 1100 free FPGA I/Os for adapting standard proFPGA daughter boards or application specific extension boards like DDR3 memory, USB 3.0, GB Ethernet or PCIe Gen3.
Because of the compact system architecture and the high-end PCB layout with length matched signal lines the proFPGA uno system offers best in class signal integrity and maximum system speed of up to 400 MHz. Over the standard I/Os a single ended point to point performance of up to 1.0 Gb/s and 13.1 Gb/s over the Multi-Gigabit Transceivers can be achieved.
The system comes with the proFPGA Builder software, which provides an extensive set of features, like an advanced clock management, integrated self- and performance test, automatic board detection, I/O voltage programming, system scan- and safety mechanism and remote system configuration in seconds via USB, or Ethernet which extraordinarily simplifies the usage of the proFPGA system.
Availability and Price
The proFPGA uno V7 IP prototyping system is available since February 2014 and the starting price is US$ 9.900,-
PRO DESIGN will demonstrate the proFPGA uno V7 IP prototyping platform at the DVCon 2014 in San Jose at booth #104, March 3 – 5, 2014.
The proFPGA product family is a complete, scalable, and modular multi FPGA Prototyping solution, which fulfills highest needs in the area of ASIC and IP Prototyping and pre-silicon software development. The proFPGA product series consists of different kind of motherboards, various Xilinx Virtex 7 based FPGA Modules, a set of interconnection boards/cables, and a range of daughter boards (e.g. DDR3 memory boards, high speed interface boards (e.g. PCIe, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.). It addresses customers who need a scalable and most flexible high performance FPGA based Prototyping solution for early software development and IP and ASIC verification. The innovative system concept and technologies offers best in class reusability for several projects, which guarantees the best return on invest.
About PRO DESIGN
The privately held company was founded in 1982 and has around 80 employees, with various facilities in Germany and France. PRO DESIGN has more than 30 years of experience in the EDA market and as provider in the E²MS market. It has built extensive knowledge in the areas of FPGA Board development, electronic engineering, FPGA design, high performance PCB design, construction, production, assembly and testing.