Las Vegas, Nev. - At the Consumer Electronics Show here, Xilinx took the wraps of its Automotive (XA) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Development Kit, based on its automotive-qualified Xilinx XA Spartan-3E field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
The XA Automotive ECU kit is designed for rapid development of in-vehicle networking, infotainment, driver assistance, and driver information systems.
Xilinx teamed with automotive electronics specialist Si-Gate GmbH on the kit, which includes a development board with pre-engineered hardware interfaces, and supports a host of automotive application intellectual property (IP).
The XA Automotive ECU Development Kit provides all the components needed to develop entire subsystems, including an XA1600E development board equipped with an XA Spartan-3E 1.6 million system gate FPGA, and on-board hardware interfaces such as CAN 2.0B and C, Ethernet 10/100, USB 2.0, SPI and SCI.
Pre-verified Xilinx and third-party application IP provides the necessary building blocks for developing MOST systems, FlexRay connectivity,along with high and low-speed CAN bus interfaces.
The kit also includes a power supply with universal adapter, programming and custom serial cables, QuickStart Guide, and resource CD with a reference design for easy evaluation. Evaluation versions of the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit
and ISE design tools are also supported.
The XA Automotive ECU Development Kit is immediately available for $1,495.