Xilinx(R) Virtex-II(TM) Platform FPGAs and LogiCORE(TM) PCI-X IP Core Provide Key to Success PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2003
-- At the recent PCI PlugFest held by the PCI Special Interest Group (SIG), Avnet Electronics Marketing and Jungo Software Technologies successfully completed PCI-X compliance tests using the new PCI-X 64/133 design kit. Powered by the Xilinx Virtex-II FPGAs and the LogiCORE(TM) PCI-X IP Core, the new design kit will now let system designers create fully compliant, real world PCI-X applications quickly and easily.
Avnet Cilicon, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing, will start shipping the design kit next month. The design kit will include an Avnet Virtex-II based Development Board, the Xilinx PCI-X IP Core and the Jungo WinDriver driver development tool for PCI devices. The kit also comes with schematics, layout, a bill of materials, demonstration code and a comprehensive board support package to further accelerate time to market.
"PCI-X is emerging as the choice for the migration of PCI-based designs to higher performance applications, and this Design Kit from Avnet and Jungo will help speed the adoption of this important new standard," commented Mark Aaldering, senior director of the Xilinx IP Solutions Division. "The modular architecture of the PCI-X development board allows designers to quickly implement a variety of available add-on modules and IP cores. Designers will be able to create flexible, scalable applications that can be tailored to a multitude of markets including servers, storage, video and networking."
"One of the strengths of the PCI-X standard is its ability to use much of the existing PCI infrastructure," said Ophir Herbst, general manager of Jungo's Software Tools Division. "Jungo WinDriver is the industry standard for PCI driver development and much of our experience and tools can be easily used in a PCI-X environment. Users of this new design kit will be able to quickly and easily generate drivers and applications for PCI-X devices when using the Jungo WinDriver tool. This will save months of development effort and will also make it easier to expand existing designs into new higher performance applications with very little added cost."
"Avnet Design Services is pleased to announce the development of this new design kit, the development of which required a combination of skills and capabilities from Avnet, Jungo and Xilinx and shows that it takes a wide range of partners to provide real world system level design platforms," said Jim Schaeffer, senior vice president of Avnet Design Services. "Our broad set of partners allows us to address a wide range of application solutions without the need to make design compromises."
The PCI-X Design Kit features the Xilinx V5.0 PCI-X 64/133 MHz core. The core can be easily configured for the Xilinx Virtex-2 XC2V1500-6 device over the Web using the Xilinx PCI-X download and configuration tool. The core is compliant to the PCI-X 2.0 mode-1 specification and uses Xilinx Smart-IP(TM) technology to optimize performance and capacity of the FPGA implementation. Extended features of the core include the PCI-X Capability Item, Power Management Capability Item and the Message Signaled Interrupt Capability Item. The core requires approximately 2,300 4-input Look-Up-Tables (LUTs) and 1,500 registers, depending on the features selected.
The Avnet Design Services Virtex-2 development board is a full-featured development board in a PCI form factor that includes a Xilinx Virtex-2 XC2V1500-6 FPGA, 133MHz 128MB DDR SDRAM DIMM, 8MB Flash, JTAG, System ACE and several expansion connectors. Add-on modules are available from Avnet that include audio, video, Ethernet, USB 2.0, IRDA and memory.
WinDriver from Jungo enables development of high-performance drivers for PCI and USB peripheral devices that run Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows CE .NET, Linux, Solaris and VxWorks, providing cross platform capabilities that enable porting of code between all supported operating systems. WinDriver provides design kit customers with graphical development environments, application programming interfaces (APIs), hardware diagnostic utilities and samples that enable accelerated driver development and speed time to revenue.
The PCI-X Design Kit will be available for shipment in late October. Contact your local Avnet Cilicon sales office or visit the Web at www.avnetavenue.com for more information on price and availability.
Jungo Software Technologies is a leading supplier of residential gateway software solutions, driver development tools and hardware access applications. Jungo offers integrated reference designs with several of the most influential global silicon vendors, enabling its customers to simplify device development cycles, improve performance and accelerate time to market. Jungo is a privately held company with corporate offices in San Jose, Calif., sales and support offices in Taiwan and an R&D center in Israel. Founded in 1998, Jungo's investors include Infineon Ventures, Intel Communications Fund, Partech International and TeleSoft Partners. The company's Web site is located at www.jungo.com.
About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is the largest operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet Inc. , a Fortune 500 company with fiscal 2003 sales of $9.05 billion, and one of the world's largest technology marketing, distribution and services companies. Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas (EMA) serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in North America and Brazil through three focused business divisions, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated services. Avnet Cilicon focuses solely on semiconductors with dedicated channels to specific end-market segments; Avnet IP&E is the leading interconnect, passive and electromechanical components specialist; and Avnet Supply Chain Services provides end-to-end supply chain optimization programs. The company's Web site is located at www.em.avnet.com.
About Avnet Cilicon
Avnet Cilicon is the semiconductor distribution specialist division of Avnet Electronics Marketing in the Americas. Avnet Cilicon combines semiconductor expertise, technical excellence and deep market knowledge to enhance time to revenue for all supply-chain partners in the electronics arena. Avnet Cilicon's core competencies include materials management, technical support through Avnet Design Services, logistics support through Avnet IMS and customer-centric, dedicated sales channels. To learn more about Avnet Cilicon's capabilities, please visit www.em.avnet.com/cilicon
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