Altera and Texas Instruments have introduced an RF development kit at the International Microwave Symposium intended to ease RF prototyping for systems based on Altera’s 28-nm Arria V FPGAs.
The Arria V FPGA RF development kit provides RF developers with 2.5 times more transmit and digital pre-distortion feedback bandwidth than similar solutions and is the industry’s first complete main/diversity receive development platform supporting up to 75 MHz of bandwidth, according to the companies.
The Arria V FPGA RF Development Kit can be ordered today from Arrow Electronics for $6,299.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.