IRIS Technologies Inc. (Richardson, Texas) has released two boards based on the Altera Stratix IV 820 devices. These contain the largest FPGA on the market and provide flexibility for development and prototyping products.
The first board is the S4 V28S logic board that has a PCI Express x8 interface (Gen 1 or Gen 2) to the host and has two Altera Stratix IV EP4SE820 FPGAs. The S4 V28S board is suited for ASIC prototyping.
Each S4 V28S logic board provides between up to 30 million ASIC-gate capacity. Each board has one independent trigger input, two independent global clock inputs and two global clock outputs.
The board is wired such that each FPGA can drive the clock output to an external sink and to the other FPGA. On the board it is possible to derive and drive over 200 local clocks. The clocking and reset tree is made more flexible when integrated with the IRIS clocking and reset module. The board also contains 5 HSMC connectors, one for daughter card interfaces and 4 for board to board connections or for daughter cards.
The second board is the S4 V8S logic tile. It is a single Altera Stratix IV EP4SE820 FPGA-based tile board that has 6 HSMC connectors on it. The tile board has multiple, independent, trigger inputs and outputs, it also has independent multiple clock inputs and outputs, dual port SRAMs on the board and can be connected to other IRIS Logic boards or to other S4 V8S tile boards to create a flexible prototyping platform.
The S4 V8S tile boards have an ASIC capacity of up to 15 million ASIC-gate capacity. These boards are ideally suited to build custom development platforms for application specific development such as video, networking, communications and control.
The HSMC connectors on all IRIS boards conform to the Altera HSMC specification and can host third party or IRIS daughter cards. An HSMC to HAPS adapter board is available to connects Altera based IRIS cards to existing Xilinx based HAPS compatible systems.
IRIS Technologies Inc.