Baltimore, Md.Nallatech has announced four new commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) field programmable gate array (FPGA) products that combine the processing and I/O performance of Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs with its DIME-II architecture.
The latest products are designed to maximum the density performance of Virtex-4 FPGAs in high-performance embedded computing applications, including surveillance and reconnaissance, software defined radio and signal intelligence.
Nallatech’s announcement includes the BenNUEY-PCI-X, a PCI-X DIME-II motherboard with on-board Virtex-4 FX FPGA and three DIME-II expansion sites.
Three additional FPGA computing modules complete the new product set: BenBLUE-V4 dual-FPGA processing engine; BenDATA-V4 mixed memory and digital I/O module; and BenADC-V4 ultra-high-speed analog capture module.
Nallatech’s new COTS FPGA products are available with the Virtex-4 LX FPGAs with
high performance logic capability or the Virtex-4 SX family optimized for DSP
performance. Nallatech’s Virtex-4 products support industry standard form factors, including cPCI, VME, PCI and PCI-104, delivering up to eight Virtex-4 FPGAs on a single COTS FPGA computing platform.
“These new Virtex-4 solutions are a significant milestone in Nallatech’s product
development that enable developers to use the full potential of the Xilinx
Virtex-4 architecture with our hardware, software and design tools,” said
Malachy Devlin, Senior V.P. and CTO of Nallatech. “As a Xilinx Alliance Program
Partner, Nallatech was able to combine critical enhancements during our
engineering to the DIME-II architecture with attention to the latest industry
standards/form factors and extended hardware and software support.”
The BenNUEY-PCI-X is the third generation of the BenNUEY series of PCI cards and
offers the 1-Gbyte host bandwidth of the PCI-X bus. An on-board Virtex-4 FX60 or FX100 provides a balance of programmable resources for processing and system management, while three DIME-II expansion slots allow users to optimize system resources to meet processing, memory and I/O requirements.
The BenBLUE-V4 features dual Virtex-4 LX100 or LX160 FPGAs, 64-Mbyte, DDR2 SRAM, implemented on an enhanced DIME-II architecture. The BenDATA-V4 features a Virtex-4 LX or SX with a 16-Mbyte DDR2 SRAM and 1-Gbyte DDR-II SDRAM.
By using the latest DDR2 SRAM and DDR-II SDRAM, Nallatech’s new memory subsystems increase bandwidth by more than 275% compared to previous modules using
technologies such as ZBT SRAM, according to the company. This allows system designers to satisfy higher processing demands, use fewer processing modules, reduce hardware dimensions and simplify integration.
The BenADC-V4 ultra-high-speed analog capture module combines the Virtex-4 SX or
LX and 16 Mbytes of DDR2 SRAM with four independent analog inputs feeding four
12-bit 250 MSPS ADC channels. This will allow developers to capture, digitize,
analyze and manipulate multi-channel or complex signals in real time using
lightweight, low-footprint hardware with lower overall power requirements than
DSP farms or other large multi-processor arrays.
The four Virtex-4 COTS FPGA products are scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2006; pricing is not yet available.
Nallatech, Inc., 1-410 552 3352, www.nallatech.com.