The folks at Avnet Electronics Marketing (an operating group of Avnet, Inc.), together with Xilinx and Texas Instruments (TI), have announced the release of the Avnet Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform.
The Avnet Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform provides a complete engineering platform for evaluating and integrating the Xilinx Spartan 3A-DSP FPGA and TI digital media processor based on DaVinci technology.
The new platform offers the XC3SD1800ADSP FPGA and TMS320DM6437, a DSP-only digital media processor based on DaVinci technology, in an optimized configuration, with both high-speed data and low-speed control interfaces between the two devices. The board provides many of the necessary peripheral and interface functions, and includes a standard, full EXP expansion slot for the addition of application specific add-on modules. The platform is ideal for any application where an FPGA and DSP co-exist and is targeted at surveillance, automotive and machine vision video applications.
The Avnet Spartan-3A DSP DaVinci Development Kit offers an integrated platform combining TI DaVinci technology with Xilinx FPGAs for design teams creating compute-intensive products in industrial imaging, video security, automotive and machine vision. The combined features and functionality of the Spartan-3A DSP FPGA and the DM6437 DSP processor on a single baseboard offer many benefits for video processing applications. Designers can leverage the hardware parallelism of the FPGA with the integration and software elegance of the DSP.
Availability and pricing
The Avnet Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform is currently available to customers worldwide for $795.
For more information and to purchase, please visit: www.em.avnet.com/spartan3a-davinci.