PRO DESIGN Launches New Modular Virtex 7 Duo System For High Performance ASIC & SoC Prototyping

Munich, 08 November 2013 – PRO DESIGN, veteran in the EMS and EDA industry, today announced the launch of its proFPGA duo V7 Prototyping System, a high performance, modular, flexible and cost efficient solution, which fulfils highest demands in the area of ASIC & SoC Prototyping.

The system consists of the proFPGA duo motherboard and various pluggable Virtex 7 based FPGA modules. One unique feature of the proFPGA solution is, that you can mix and match different Xilinx Virtex 7 based FPGA Modules like the XC7VX330T, the XC7V585T, the XC7VX690T or the XC7V2000T which vary widely in capacity, number and performance of high speed serial transceivers and in the price.

Assembled with two proFPGA Xilinx Virtex 7 XCV2000T FPGA modules the duo system offers a capacity of up to 24 M ASIC gates. Up to five proFPGA duo or quad systems can be easily connected together to increase the capacity. The proFPGA duo system has 16 extension sites, with a total of up to 2200 FPGA I/Os, which offers maximum flexibility for interconnections and for adapting standard proFPGA daughter boards or application specific extension boards like DDR3 memory, USB 3.0, GB Ethernet or PCIe Gen3.

Because of the compact system architecture and the high-end PCB layout with length matched signal lines the proFPGA duo system offers best signal integrity and maximum system speed of up to 400 MHz. Over the standard I/Os you can achieve a single ended point to point performance of up to 1.0 Gb/s and over the Mega Gigabit Transceivers (MGTs) a performance of up to of 13.1 Gb/s.

Additionally the system is equipped with a smart mechanical construction for most efficient FPGA cooling, high stiffness and an easy system handling.

The system comes with the proFPGA Builder software, which provides an extensive set of features, like an advanced clock management, integrated self- and performance test, automatic board detection and I/O voltage programming, system scan- and safety mechanism and remote system configuration and monitoring in seconds via USB, Ethernet or PCIe interface, which extraordinarily simplifies the usage of the proFPGA system.

Availability and Price: The proFPGA duo V7 Prototyping System is available now and the starting list price is US$ 14.900,-

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Gunnar Scholl, PRO DESIGN Electronic GmbH Email Contact

 About proFPGA: The proFPGA product family is a complete, scalable, and modular multi FPGA ASIC Prototyping solution, which fulfills highest needs in the area of FPGA based Prototyping. The proFPGA product series consists of different kind of motherboards, various Virtex 7 based FPGA Modules, a set of interconnection boards/cables, and a range of daughter boards (e.g. DDR3 memory boards, high speed interface boards (e.g. PCIe, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.). It addresses customers who need a scalable and most flexible high performance ASIC Prototyping solution for early software development and real time system verification. The innovative system concept and technologies offer highest flexibility and reusability for several projects, which guarantees the best return on invest.

About PRO DESIGN: The privately held company was founded in 1982 and has around 80 employees, with various facilities in Germany and France. PRO DESIGN has more than 30 years of experience in the EDA market and as provider in the E²MS market. It has built extensive knowledge in the areas of FPGA Board development and production, electronic engineering, FPGA design, high performance PCB design, construction, production, assembly, measuring and testing.

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