PRO DESIGN, a veteran in the E?MS and EDA industry, today announced the launch of its proFPGA quad SG 280 system, a new generation of its modular and scalable high-speed FPGA Prototyping solution based on the latest Intel® Stratix®10 FPGA technology.
Assembled with 4 pluggable Intel Stratix 10 SG280-based FPGA modules, the quad system offers a capacity of up to 80 M ASIC gates and up to 5 proFPGA quad systems with overall 20 FPGA modules, that can be easily connected to increase capacity up to 300 M ASIC gates. The proFPGA quad system has 32 extension sites, with a total of up to 4104 FPGA standard I/Os and 96 high speed serial transceivers, which offer a maximum flexibility for interconnections and for adapting standard proFPGA daughter boards or application specific extension boards like DDR4 memory, USB 3.0, SATA, GB Ethernet or PCIe Gen3/4.
The monolithic Stratix 10 FPGA technology combined with the compact proFPGA system architecture and the high-end PCB layout with length matched signal lines offers high signal integrity-it achieves an incredible system speed of up to 1GHz. The system achieves a single-ended point-to-point performance of up to 1.0 Gbps surpassing the standard I/Os, and performance of up to 17.4 Gbps with the transceivers.
The system is equipped with a smart mechanical construction for highly-efficient FPGA cooling, high robustness, and easy system handling.
The high-speed proFPGA SG 280 system is fully compatible with the previous proFPGA generations. That means all proFPGA motherboards, FPGA modules, daughter cards and accessories can be used in combination with the new proFPGA SG 280 FPGA module. This offers existing proFPGA customers a high return on investment. Furthermore, it allows the user to mix and match the new Intel Stratix 10 FPGA technology with the previous Xilinx Virtex® 7, Virtex® UltraScale™ and Zynq™ FPGA technologies on the same motherboard.
The proFPGA system comes with the proFPGA Builder software, which provides an extensive set of features, like advanced clock management, integrated self- and performance testing, automatic board detection and I/O voltage programming, a system scan- and safety mechanism, and quick remote system configuration and monitoring through USB, Ethernet or PCIe, simplifying the usage of the proFPGA system tremendously.
“PRO DESIGN’s proFPGA prototyping product family and its system concept is a great complement to Intel’s latest and largest 14nm FPGA, the Stratix 10 SG280,” said Jordon Inkeles, director of product marketing, Intel Programmable Solutions Group. “By providing impressive levels of FPGA speed, performance, number of I/Os and capacity, Stratix 10 SG280 and proFPGA customers will be able to leverage joint Intel and PRO DESIGN technologies to prototype and verify their latest and most sophisticated IP, ASIC and SoC designs.”
The proFPGA quad SG 280 system is available for early adopter customers in March 2017. The general availability will be in Q4 2017.