SAN FRANCISCO Xilinx Inc. and Treck Inc. Wednesday (July 27) announced the availability of the Xilinx gigabit system reference design (GSRD) with the Treck TCP/IP protocol stack.
Featuring the PowerPC processor embedded in the Xilinx Virtex-4 and Virtex-II Pro Platform FPGAs, the combination of the Treck protocol software and Xilinx technology delivers TCP performance of more than 910 Mbits transmit and over 400 Mbits receive, the company said, more than six times faster than any competing FPGA offering.
In a statement issued Wednesday, Jerry Krasner, principal analyst for Embedded Market Forecasters, said Xilinx and its partners continue to raise the bar in terms of providing off-the-shelf FPGA solutions.
"With the undeniable trend toward Gigabit Ethernet requirements in almost every application, the GSRD solution with Treck provides a solution to easily get started," Krasner said.
Xilinx said the GSRD, now supported by the latest Xilinx Embedded Development Kit 7.1 release, is immediately available (and free) from the company's Web site. This download, Xilinx said, includes an evaluation copy of the Treck TCP/IP stack delivered as a linkable library that provides full functionality for a limited period of time.
The GSRD design runs on the Xilinx ML403, ML300 and ML310 development platforms. The ML403 is available now for order starting at $495, the company said, while the ML300 and ML310 are priced at $4,695 and $2,495, respectively.