San Jose, Calif.The
PROCSpark II board from Gidel Ltd., features Altera Inc.'s Cyclone II FPGAs and promises to cut the cost and time to develop reconfigurable computers, while improving flexibility and reliability over competitive products.
In addition to a Cyclone II EP2C35 FPGA, the board carries a PCI bus, 64 Mbytes of DRAM, and expansion connectors for up to two daughterboards. The FPGA itself comprises 33,216 logic elements, 35 embedded multipliers, and over 483 kbytes of RAM. The PCI bus transfers data at up to 400 Mbits/second while the daughterboards let you add circuits like digital video, RGB, or custom interfaces; DSPs and other processors; or memory.
To further shorten development, the company also offers the PROCPak II development suite, which bundles the PROCSpark II board with development tools and intellectual property for standard design components.
The PROCSpark II development board sells for $550; the PROCPak II development suite, $1,345.
Gidel Ltd., 1-877-830-1647, www.gidel.com