The folks at Altera
have announced that The Dini Group
selected the Stratix III EP3SL340 FPGA for use in its DN7020K10, which is claimed to be the industry's largest single-board FPGA-based prototyping engine.
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The DN7020K10 supports 20 EP3SL340 FPGAs, each boasting 340K logic elements (LEs) in 1,760-pin packages providing 1,104 user I/Os per device and a capacity of more than 50 million equivalent ASIC gates. Customers designing custom ASICs – such as those used in wireless communications, networking, and graphics-processing applications – can use this ultra-high-capacity prototyping board to verify their logic designs and run them at near real-time clock speeds.
Designers of large ASICs can now run their designs at speeds approaching final silicon. The DN7020K10 includes all the features required to make prototyping easy:
- Global clock networks that reach every FPGA
- Six DDR2 SODIMM memory sockets
- Wide range of daughtercards (ARM core tile, A/D-D/A, PCIe, etc.)
- USB and flash configuration
Altera's Stratix III family of 65-nm high-end FPGAs delivers low power consumption, high performance, and high density. The Stratix III EP3SL340 features 340K LEs, supports DDR3 memory with interface speeds in excess of 1067 Mbps, and features Altera's innovative Programmable Power Technology. The device's general-purpose fabric is combined with 17 Mbits of embedded memory and 575 18x18 multipliers.
The Stratix III FPGA-based boards are available now from The Dini Group. Customers interested in learning more about the DN7020K10 should visit www.dinigroup.com. Information about Altera's Stratix III FPGAs can be found at www.altera.com/pr/stratix3.