Intel Arria 10-based FPGA Prototyping Systems Released by PRO DESIGN
May 08, 2019
Based on motherboards that support one, two, or four FPGA modules, engineers can use the systems to scale small-to-mid-range IP and SoC verification efforts from 8M ASIC gates to 32M ASIC gates.
MUNICH, GERMANY. PRO DESIGN has added support for Intel Arria A10 GX 1150 FPGAs to its proFPGA portfolio of prototyping systems. Based on motherboard’s that support one (“uno”), two (“duo), or four (“quad”) FPGA modules, engineers can use the systems to easily scale small-to-mid-range IP and SoC verification efforts from 8 million ASIC gates to 32 million ASIC gates using cost-effective Arria 10 FPGA technology.
proFPGA systems allow different types of FPGA modules to be plugged in and mixed easily, with a broad range of FPGA I/O available via as many as 24 extension sites on the new platforms (quad variant). These extension sites are used for FPGA-to-FPGA interconnects or connecting to additional memories, interfaces, application-specific boards, or even multiple proFPGA systems. Point-to-point data transfer rates of up to 1 Gbps are possible through standard I/Os, while 17.4 Gbps can be achieved over high-speed transceivers.
The proFPGA A10 GX 1150 product family is compatible with previous proFPGA generations, allowing existing motherboards, FPGA modules, and other accessories to be used interchangeably across the portfolio. This includes compatibility with high-performance Stratix 10 GX 2800 FPGA modules, which can be mixed and matched in the same system with Arria 10-based devices.
proFPGA systems are bundled with proFPGA Builder software, which includes features such as advanced clock management, integrated self test, automatic board detection, I/O voltage programming, and system scanning. It also enables several developers to use the system in parallel, as well as remote access through Ethernet, USB, or PCIe.
proFPGA uno, duo and quad A10 GX 1150 systems are available now. For more information, visit http://www.profpga.com.