Embedded Systems Conference, San Jose, CA. - For developing real-time applications in telecom/datacom, signal generation/recognition, algorithm acceleration, and test instrumentation the StreamBlade 5600 3U desktop or rack-mount FPGA-based processing platform is a stand-alone, real-time streaming I/O processing system utilizing a combination of FPGA, embedded, and general purpose processing nodes. The platform employs selectable I/O modules providing signal conditioning and translation for LVDS, RS-422, ECL, T1/E1, T3/E3, and Gigabit Ethernet. All I/O signals are converted to/from FPGA pin-compatible voltage levels. A touch-screen interface and 10/100 Ethernet connectivity is available on the 3U model for configuration and control. There is also a 1U model with 10/100 Ethernet but no touch screen. Other features include two Virtex-4 FX60 FPGAs or, optionally, two Virtex-4 FX100s and an application development kit, which is compliant with Xilinx ISE/EDK and includes APIs with sample applications, utilities for loading FPGA bit streams, and the embedded PPC405 executable files into the SB-5600 platform’s flash memory. The StreamBlade 5600 3U platform including touch screen, standard I/O modules, and development kit is available for $15,000.
Embedded Systems Design Inc