Altera has announced the availability of its first development kit for the Arria GX FPGA family, which it positions as: "the only risk-free low-cost FPGAs with transceivers".
The Arria GX Development Kit delivers an environment for the development and testing of designs implementing high-speed serial interfaces such as PCI Express (PCIe), Serial RapidIO (SRIO), and Gigabit Ethernet (Gbe). The kit, which can be used by system designers as a starting point for their own designs, is claimed to help designers achieve significant cost savings and a dramatic reduction in overall design time.
The Arria GX Development Kit targets PCIe x1 and x4, SRIO, and Gigabit Ethernet designs. It includes a PCI Express form factor board featuring an Arria GX FPGA with 60K logic elements (LEs), 350 user I/O pins, and eight transceiver channels.
Price and availability
The Arria GX development kit is available now and priced at $995. Click Here for more information.