Northwest Logic Announces the Immediate Availability of x8 PCI Express 2.0 Solution For Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA Platform

BEAVERTON, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 10, 2008— Northwest Logic announces the immediate availability of a high-performance, hardware-proven x8 PCI Express® 2.0 Solution for Xilinxs Virtex®-5 FXT FPGA platform. This solution combines Northwest Logics full-featured x8 PCI Express 2.0 cores and software to provide a complete, pre-packaged x8 PCI Express 2.0 solution. The solution enables high-performance x8 PCI Express 2.0 designs to be quickly developed for Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs.

Northwest Logics x8 PCI Express 2.0 Core and DMA Back-End Core support high-performance, on-demand, multi-DMA engine operation with 3,000 Mbytes/s Card-to-System and 2,600 Mbytes/s System-to-Card throughput on a Intel DX58SO platform. Northwest Logics companion DMA Driver (Window or Linux) manages the DMA engine and associated descriptors. For a complete system design, Northwest Logic optionally provides its high-performance DDR3/DDR2/DDR SDRAM Controller Cores. For more information, contact Northwest Logic at Email Contact or visit

Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs offer the first programmable logic platform to support 5Gbps x8 PCI Express 2.0 operation, said Alex Goldhammer, PCI Express Solution Marketing Manager at Xilinx. The combination of Xilinxs ISE Design Suite, Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs and Northwest Logics x8 PCI Express 2.0 Solution creates a robust development platform for PCI Express 2.0 designers. For more information, please visit

Northwest Logics PCI Express 2.0 Solution is fully PCI-SIG certified and hardware validated using HiTech Globals HTG-V5-PCIE board. We are pleased to be the first provider of a hardware-proven x8 PCI Express 2.0 Endpoint Board using Xilinxs Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform and Northwest Logics PCI Express 2.0 Solution, said Cyrus Merati, HiTech Globals Vice President. This board and associated support package is available for immediate purchase at:

We are pleased to provide the first x8 PCI Express 2.0 design platform in the FPGA marketplace. Our partnership with Xilinx and HiTech Global has enabled Northwest Logic to release a robust solution that is fully PCI-SIG certified and hardware-validated. This solution provides a high-performance, easy-to-use platform for developing x8 PCI Express 2.0 designs, said Brian Daellenbach, Northwest Logics President.

About Northwest Logic

Northwest Logic located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides high-performance, easy-to-use IP cores for FPGAs and ASICs. For more information, visit

About HiTech Global

HiTech Gobal, located in San Jose, California, provides a broad array of boards and IP Cores. For more information, visit


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