Altera Releases Industry’s First 28-nm FPGA Development Kit
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today reached another milestone in driving the industry’s rollout of 28-nm FPGAs by announcing availability of the StratixÃ‚® V GX FPGA Signal Integrity Development Kit, the first development kit featuring 28-nm FPGAs. This full-featured kit allows design engineers to accelerate the design and development of high-performance systems that meet the industry’s demand for more bandwidth. The Stratix V GX FPGA Signal Integrity Development Kit provides customers a platform for measuring and evaluating transceiver link performance ranging from 600 Mbps to 12.5 Gbps.
The Stratix V GX FPGA Signal Integrity Development Kit features advanced equalization functions for the device’s high-speed serial transceivers. Customers can perform real-world system analysis using on-board SMA and popular backplane connectors including MolexÃ‚® ImpactÃ‚® and AmphenolÃ‚® XCedeÃ‚®. These built in high-speed backplane connectors are used to evaluate custom backplane performance and evaluate link BER. Users can also generate and check pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) patterns via an easy to use graphical user interface.
“To meet the ever increasing data rates and bandwidth requirements of today’s high-end communications systems, it’s essential for SERDES providers to invest in signal and power integrity in their silicon,” said Dr. Eric Bogatin, Signal Integrity Evangelist with Bogatin Enterprises, a LeCroy Company. “Altera’s Stratix V Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit provides an ideal vehicle to evaluate transceiver performance for customer applications and accelerate the development time for new designs.”
The Stratix V FPGA Signal Integrity Development Kit allows users to verify compliance with the most popular protocol standards today, including 10GbE, 10GBASE-KR, PCI ExpressÃ‚® (PCIeÃ‚®) Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3, Serial RapidIOÃ‚®, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10 GbE XAUI, CEI-6G, CEI-11G, HD-SDI, Interlaken and Fiber Channel. The development kit features a Stratix V GX FPGA-based development board, a one-year license of QuartusÃ‚® II Software, design examples and access to Altera’s MegaCoreÃ‚® IP library including the NiosÃ‚® II Embedded Design Suite.
Pricing and Availability
The Stratix V GX FPGA Signal Integrity Development Kit is available now and priced at $4,995. To learn more about this kit, or to purchase, visit www.altera.com/s5sikit. For more information on Stratix V FPGAs, contact your local Altera sales representative or visit www.altera.com/pr/stratix5.
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