Xilinx expands XtremeDSP initiative with Virtex-II development platform program
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2002 - Xilinx, Inc., (NASDAQ:XLNX) and Nallatech today announced the availability of a new Xilinx XtremeDSPTM Development Kit for high-performance DSP system development. The kit serves as an ideal development platform featuring Xilinx 2V2000 Virtex-IITM FPGAs, allowing designers to rapidly develop high bandwidth applications such as 3G wireless infrastructure, software defined radio (SDR) systems, and smart antennas. The kit contains a hardware development platform, Nallatech's FUSE (Field Upgradeable Systems Environment) software, power supplies and cables. The kit also includes the Xilinx XtremeDSP software evaluation kit, which includes tools such as MATLABTM/SimulinkTM from The MathWorks, System GeneratorTM for DSP and ISETM software from Xilinx, Synplify ProTM from Synplicity, and FPGA AdvantageTM from Mentor Graphics. For more information on Xilinx DSP solutions, visit www.xilinx.com/dsp.
"The XtremeDSP Development Kit with its pre-engineered hardware enables DSP designers to focus their efforts on sophisticated algorithm development. By collaborating with a proven DSP system specialist like Nallatech, we are able to deliver this DSP solution to our customers more quickly thereby accelerating DSP solutions to market," said David Squires, director of the Xilinx DSP Center of Excellence. "With the addition of this new development kit, customers can now choose from over 30 DSP boards using Xilinx FPGAs."
About the DSP Development Kit
The hardware development platform includes dual 14-bit Digital to Analog Converters (DACs) operating at up to 160 Mega-samples/sec (MSPS) combined with dual 14-bit Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) operating at 65MSPS, demonstrating the high performance capability of Xilinx FPGA DSP solutions. The interface to the hardware platform is provided through either a PCI or USB connection, providing engineers with flexibility in choosing interfaces. With the purchase of the XtremeDSP Development Kit, customers are also provided with a single device edition of Nallatech?s FUSE software.
"This plug' n' play FUSE software allows for flexible and scaleable control and configuration of programmable systems, allowing rapid development of software applications for FPGA-based systems," said Dr. Malachy Devlin, senior vice president and CTO at Nallatech.
License Price and Availability
The XtremeDSP Development Kit is available now for $1995 and can be purchased at www.xilinx.com/dsp.
Xilinx is the leading supplier of complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property cores, and unparalleled field engineering support. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Xilinx invented the field programmable gate array (FPGA) and fulfills more than half of the world demand for these devices today. Xilinx solutions enable customers to reduce significantly the time required to develop products for the computer, peripheral, telecommunications, networking, industrial control, instrumentation, aerospace, defense, and low-power portable and consumer markets. For more information, visit the Xilinx web site at http://www.xilinx.com.
Nallatech, founded 1993, is a technology leader in the design of reconfigurable computers and FPGA-centric systems. The company's award-winning DIMETM and FUSETM technologies, based on FPGAs, offer a highly scalable, modular systems platform which is used by global OEMs worldwide for high performance applications in DSP, imaging, telecomms and aerospace applications. The company is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland with offices in Bristol, England and Orlando, Florida. More information at www.nallatech.com