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Development Kit Hastens 3-Gbps Applications To Market

In the Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit, designers will find hardware and software resources for rapid evaluation of the company’s Arria II GX devices, which are mid-range 40-nm FPGAs. The kit is targeted at implementation of a wide range of high-performance digital functions in communications, broadcast, computer and storage, test and measurement, medical and military applications. The Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit reduces development time by providing a complete system of pre-verified components and supporting hardware reference designs. For example, the development kit offers an entire PCI Express (PCIe) Gen1 end-point design package, featuring a PCI-SIG-compliant Arria II GX FPGA-based development board with an embedded PCIe Gen1 hard IP core. A wide range of development resources are also available on Altera’s website, including free PCIe training as well as PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and SDI-based reference designs to help designers get started quickly. There’s also a database of over 20 readily available mezzanine cards to address specific application and market needs. The Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit comes complete with a development board featuring an Arria II GX (EP2AGX125EF35) FPGA with twelve transceivers; a one-year license for Quartus II Design Software, Development Kit Edition; and access to Altera's MegaCore IP library including the Nios II Embedded Design Suite. The Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit is currently available and priced at $1495. ALTERA CORP., San Jose, CA. (408) 544-7000.


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