SAN FRANCISCOAltera Corp. Monday (April 20) announced the availability of the Transceiver Signal Integrity development kit, Stratix IV GX Edition.
This hardware development platform has a Stratix IV GX FPGA with transceivers that operate up to 8.5 Gbps, Altera (San Jose, Calif.) said, enabling customers to test drive Altera's 40-nm device under their specific design system requirements.
The new kit allows users to evaluate transceiver performance for jitter, protocol compliance, and equalization at up to 8.5 Gbps through a simple-to-use graphical user interface (GUI), Altera said.
The kit includes a development board with EP4SGX230KF40C3N or EP4SGX230KF40C2N on-board FPGA, eight transceiver channels routed to SMA connectors, Fflash memory for storing FPGA images, embedded USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration and control and power measurement circuitry, Altera said.
The included application GUI allows users to change transceiver settings and data patterns, displays bit error rates for each transceiver channel and displays temperature and power-consumption information, the company said.
The Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit, Stratix IV GX Edition is currently available and is priced at $2,495 for the 4SGX230N/C3 kit and $2,995 for the 4SGX230N/C2 kit, according to Altera. More information is available on the company's website.