The Pentek Model 4205 features a 1 GHz Motorola MPC7457 G4 PowerPC processor and two programmable Xilinx Virtex-II FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays). The Model 4205 offers a one-slot solution with two VIM-2 (Velocity Interface Mezzanine) modules, one VIM-4 module, or one VIM-2 and one PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) module. In addition to its mezzanine I/O capabilities, the Model 4205 supports other interface options, including single or dual RACE++, Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Serial FPDP (front panel data port).
Besides the standard 10/100 Ethernet and RS-232 front panel ports, the optional 1 Gigabit Ethernet port allows a direct connection to high-end workstations, system peripherals, and other single-board single board computers.
Two Virtex-II XC2V3000 3 million gate FPGAs are located in the I/O data path to facilitate real time DSP tasks. Pentek's GateFlow FPGA Resources include the GateFlow FPGA Design Kit supporting customer-developed FPGA algorithms; the GateFlow IP Core Library for high-performance FFTs (Fast Fourier Transform), digital receivers and radar pulse compression algorithms; and GateFlow Factory Installed IP Cores so customers can take immediate advantage of FPGA technology with zero FPGA development effort.
Pentek's ReadyFlow supports VIM and PMC mezzanine modules with high-level C-callable libraries for easy control of board-specific functions. In addition, ReadyFlow for the PowerPC includes a complete distribution of eCos, an open source, royalty-free RTOS intended for embedded applications. eCos-based applications can be developed with the included GNU development tools. Pentek eCos drivers are designed to control the specific hardware features of the I/O interface being used.
Pentek VxWorks board support package and drivers provide software developers with a library of hardware initialization, control and application functions. Used in conjunction with Wind River's Tornado II software development environment, the package facilitates application development.
The Model 4205 is immediately available with pricing starting at $7,995. The Model 4999 ReadyFlow BSP and Drivers with eCos are immediately available for the Model 4205 starting at $1,000, with a one-year subscription available for $2,500. Model 4996 VxWorks BSP and Drivers start at $2,000, with a one-year subscription available for $4,000 US. Pentek's GateFlow IP Core Libraries are offered under the standardized SignOnce IP Project License, a multi-vendor common license for FPGA-based IP. The GateFlow FFT and Digital Receiver IP Cores are immediately available starting at $8,995.
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