The folks at GiDEL – a supplier of FPGA-based compute accelerator systems – have announced that the new PROCStarIII family of products is now available based on what they say is the world's largest capacity and fastest FPGA – the Stratix III 340L from Altera. With four such FPGA devices, pipelined SoC designs up to 12 million ASIC gates in size can be prototyped and verified. Multiple PROCStarIII systems can be combined for verifying even larger designs.
Key Features of the PROCStarIII are as follows:
- 1-4 Stratix III 80E, 110E, 260E, 150L, or 340L FPGAs
- 8 lanes of PCI Express for 2 GB/s bandwidth host communications
- 8 SODIMM slots for up to 16 GB of on board memory
- 256 MB DDR2 memory per FPGA (1 GB DDR2 max.)
- 1 G Ethernet host communications
- Support for up to five application specific PROC daughter cards – CameraLink, DVI, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.
- Typical system clock speeds of 150-350 MHz
- High-performance system-to-system interconnection
- Standalone operation
The folks at GiDEL say that their PROCWizard Software and available integrated third party applications provide an easy-to-use environment for design partitioning, FPGA implementation, and design debug.
The system's Stratix III FPGAs can also provide reconfigurable hardware implementation of complex algorithms to deliver embedded application-specific processing acceleration. A broad range of Stratix III FPGAs are available to match the computational capacity and speed of the system to user's requirements. The PROCStarIII is CameraLink registered as a Frame Grabber and Image Processing product, like its sister products, the PROCStarII, PROCSparkII, and PROCe systems.
Configurations and pricing can be obtained by contacting GiDEL at www.gidel.com.