San Jose--May 26, 1998--Altera Corp. (San Jose) and AMPPSM partner Eureka Technology, Inc. (Los Altos, Calif.) announced delivery of the first 64-bit PCI Master/Target solution optimized for programmable logic. Eureka's megafunction, the EC-240, has been optimized for both the Altera FLEX 10K and FLEX 6000 families; the first implementation was on an Altera EPF10K30A device that sells for $18 in high volume.
The 64-bit PCI Master/Target megafunction, designed in synthesizable HDL, requires 950 logic cells and zero embedded array blocks. The function operates at 33 MHz, in compliance with PCI Local Bus Specification Rev. 2.1. It also sustains burst transfers up to 266 Mbytes/s. Altera verifies the performance of all megafunctions offered by its AMPP partners.
The 64-bit PCI Master/Target megafunction is a bus interface unit designed for interfacing between the PCI bus and any user-configurable back-end device. The megafunction operates as a bi-directional PCI bus interface, performing all data transfers necessary for the user-defined back-end device to access PCI memory or I/O. PCI access is initiated by a bus-mastering device, such as a video coprocessor or a DMA controller, via the back-end interface of the EC-240. To support this environment, the megafunction comes with a set of back-end design templates available in Altera Hardware Description Language or VHDL.
The 64-bit PCI Master/Target megafunction is currently available for evaluation via Altera's Opencore capability, at no charge, through Eureka Technology's home page on the worldwide web at www.eurekatech.com. Pricing for an encrypted netlist begins at $11,750. In addition to the megafunction, Eureka also offers a constraint file for timing and fitting, a simulation file, and an installation guide.
Eureka Technology, Inc.
Los Altos, CA
San Jose, CA
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