I just heard from the folks at Pico Computing that they are jolly excited to announce the availability of their new M-506 FPGA module. This is Pico's first module to feature an Altera 28-nm Stratix V FPGA. The M-506 module is the most recent addition to Pico's scalable PCI-Express architecture, enabling users to start with a single module and grow their system by adding additional modules as their application needs increase.
"We architected our 28-nm Stratix V FPGA family to support the highest bandwidth and highest performance applications," said Jordon Inkeles, senior marketing manager, high-end products, at Altera. "Pico Computing's latest M-506 module is well suited to address the most computationally intensive systems, from high-performance computing applications used in financial markets to bioinformatics."
Along with the Stratix V GX FPGA (5SGXA3), the M-506 also features a 4GB DDR3 SODIMM capable of 12.8GB/s memory bandwidth. Communication to the host system is through an x8 Gen3 PCI-Express. For GPIO, there are 32 LVDS and 2 GX transceivers on a high density I/O header. Up to 48 M-506 modules can be clustered in Pico's 4U SC5 FPGA SuperCluster. Additionally, the M-506 has the capability to be utilized in standalone and embedded applications.
"Pico is excited to bring to market its first board featuring Altera's Stratix V FPGA. Its flexibility and performance make the M-506 the ideal solution for high performance computing and embedded applications," said Kelley Dobelstein, senior hardware engineer for Pico Computing.
The M-506 module will be on display at Booth 2107 during the SC12 conference (November 10-16, Salt Lake City, UT). The M-506 will be available at the end of the fourth quarter 2012.
Please contact Pico Computing for product inquiries and pricing.
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