San Jose, Calif. Altera Corp. is shipping the Stratix II GX EP2SGX90E device and accompanying development kit. Featuring 12 transceivers and 90,960 equivalent logic elements (LEs), the EP2SGX90E device is the first member of the Stratix II GX FPGA family to ship to customers.
The Stratix II GX signal integrity development kit enables designers to evaluate and validate the signal integrity features of the 6.375-Gbits/s transceivers. This development kit includes configuration options, flexible clocking options and a USB port to interface with a PC for easy plug-and-play.
The kit, available for $1,295, also includes Quartus II design software, an AC adaptor power supply, a USB-Blaster download cable, two SMA-compatible cables, reference designs and documentation.
For more information about the kit, visit www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-signal_integrity_s2gx.html
The Stratix II GX family is Altera's third-generation of FPGAs with embedded transceivers. With up to 20 low-power transceivers operating between 622-Mbits/s and 6.375-Gbits/s, the Stratix II GX FPGAs are suitable for applications and protocols that require high-speed serial transceivers. Protocols include PCI Express, Serial Digital Interface (SDI), XAUI, SONET, Gigabit Ethernet, SerialLite II, Serial RapidIO, and Common Electrical Interface 6-Gbits/s Long Reach and Short Reach (CEI-6G-LR/SR).
In addition to the EP2SGX90E device shipping now, the EP2SGX90F device, which features 16 full-duplex high-speed transceivers, begins shipping next month. All members of the Stratix II GX family are planned to be in full production by the fourth quarter of 2006. For more information about Stratix II GX devices, visit www.altera.com/stratix2gx
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