QuickLogic Corporation announced the availability of the PCI-484 Reference Development Kit (RDK) that supports the recently announced, low-power QuickPCI family of devices.
(See QuickPCI release at www.quicklogic.com/NewsList.asp)
The PCI-484 RDK is an open development platform for PCI applications. The PCI bus connection is fully flexible and supports the 64-bit and 32-bit wide bus at 33Mhz and 66 MHz. The system is delivered with a 484-ball BGA socket carrying a pre-programmed sample of a QL5842 device demonstrating the embedded PCI core running together with a DDR SDRAM controller. The Intellectual Property (IP) for this application is also provided, allowing the user to quickly modify it according to their specific requirements. Connectors on the board allow users to plug in their own expansion cards or one of the several QuickLogic-provided boards that include SDRAM memory, an Eclipse FPGA, or SRAM-based FPGA.
"Our PCI-484 RDK platform can dramatically reduce time-to-market by allowing our customers to easily and quickly test their PCI design and get a jump start on IP and software development prior to the completion of their own board," said Bernhard Andretzky, PCI Marketing Manager at QuickLogic.
Pricing and Availability
The PCI-484 RDK is available now and costs $700. The product ordering code is QV-PCI3-3VRDK-484. See the QuickLogic website for additional information on this RDK and the new low-power QuickPCI family of devices.