July 30, 2013 -- The DINI Group announces the availability of a new Xilinx Virtex-7 based, FPGA board with 56 million ASIC gates. New 2.5D stacked silicon from Xilinx provides more gates on a a single chip, plentiful interconnects, and 1.4 Gb/sec chip to chip LVDS. The DINI Group DNV7F4A board puts this new technology in an easy to use platform that gets ASIC/SOC developers to market faster and more confident of their design's high speed performance.
In a DINI first, two boards can be seamlessly linked together for up to 112 million ASIC gates, in a new rack mount chassis that provides better cooling and ruggedness. High gate count designs will operate at very high speeds. Daughter cards (up to 8/board) will provide additional memory, interconnects, peripheral interfaces, and any required custom functions.
“This new Virtex-7 board is the best ASIC Prototyping platform ever.” says Mike Dini, president, “There is a Marvell ARM Processor, running Linux, for any custom interfaces you might need and plenty of power and cooling for high speed logic emulation. Software and firmware developers will appreciate the productivity gains that come with this low cost, stand-alone development platform.”
The DINI Group was established in 1995 as a consulting company. While developing ASICs for various clients they saw the need for cost effective logic emulation platforms and developed several of them. They are now the market leader in FPGA-based ASIC prototyping hardware and supply boards with a capacity of more than 100 million gates. From their corporate campus in La Jolla, California, DINI Group employees have supplied over ten billion ASIC gates.