Fremont, Calif. - BEE4 is the fourth generation of BEE (Berkeley Emulation Engine), a full-speed FPGA prototyping platform from BEEcube, Inc. BEE4 is designed to address one of the biggest problems with multiple FPGA platforms used for system verification and validation: they cannot run at real world speeds. Based on multiple Virtex6 FPGAs, not only does the BEE4 address the latest design size capacity needs, it offers massive amounts of memory for both RTL and application debugging needs, without sacrificing communication speeds between all BEE4 components, including FPGAs, memory, or I/Os.
BEE4 is targeted for both high-speed RTL verification and real-data-rate system integration validation. BEE4 has been optimized for LTE+ digital and mixed signal communication designs with multiple integrated DAC/ADC components, as well as high-speed multicore SoC design verification and exploration, including hypervisor-based designs. It is also designed to xxxx specialized networking chipset prototyping including PHY chip designs, packet inspection, encryption IP, routers, etc., and application processor designs with integrated high-end HD capability.
Each BEE4 module consists of four FPGAs based on a unique HPC (High Performance Computing) architecture. BEE4 modules can be stacked or clustered to increase capacity without losing speed. Depending on the design, users can run prototype logic up to 500 MHz and digital interface communication at 640 Gbps per BEE4 module, including optical interfaces and multiple Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Components. BEE4 supports the latest FMC and QSPF+ interface standards.
BEE4 modules support a variety of high-end Virtex 6 FPGAs, including LXT 240/365/550 and SXT 315/475, allowing BEE4 to support 20 MGate designs per module, or 400 MGates per rack.
BEE4 features include: scalable full speed interconnected modules - up to 80 modules per cluster; an integrated flexible PC environment for control, setup, and management of prototyping design; direct multi-user, multi-appliction and remote access, including all standard internet protocols; full speed network I/O – 640Gbps/module; large buffer and debug memory – 128 GB/Module; direct support for large designs – 20 MGates/module; and advanced and flexible expansion options – SFP/SFP+, ADC/DAC, HDMI.
BEEcube is exhibiting at DAC 2010, Monday, June 14th through Wednesday, June 16th from 9:00am-6:00pm at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., and will be providing additional information on the BEE4 and BEE3 product lines.
For additional information on the BEE4, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.beecube.com or www.beecube.eefocus.com.
The BEE4 will start shipping at the end of summer and can be pre-ordered from BEEcube today.