Celoxica Debuts RC340 Programmable Platform Digital Video, Imaging

Celoxica (AIM:CXA) today announced availability of the RC340, the company’s latest programmable platform for designers of advanced digital video and imaging applications. The RC340 is for prototyping and development of high-performance, high-throughput FPGA and soft-core microprocessor-based applications such as HDTV, broadcast, robotics and industrial vision systems, video compression, video distribution, high-speed encrypted VPN, packet filtering and network intrusion detection.

The RC340 includes a 16M Gate Xilinx Virtex 4 FPGA, direct access to 32Mbytes of pipelined SRAM, a DIMM socket for DRAM and is supported with a wide range of video I/O and peripherals. The RC340 is also available with the PixelStreams video IP library and a complete suite of electronic system level (ESL) design software for new levels of hardware/software integration.

High-performance video, including stereoscopic video applications, is enabled by the dual video inputs and outputs, including both digital video to the DVI standard and analogue video. As an option, the board can be supplied with a high-resolution 1024×768 12.1-inch TFT/Touchscreen offering a quality and size of display unique in the industry, and a mobile and compact demonstration vehicle for imaging applications such as in-car infotainment and mobile devices.

Communications are provided by dual gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHYs and 10/100/1000baseT sockets offering capability for data streaming, data distribution and high performance network applications. The board also offers a USB 2.0 connection for high-speed bit file download and for host to FPGA application communications. To assist with debug, application status reporting and user interaction, the board has 8 user-programmable LEDs and a four-line, 16 character LCD display as well as audio in/out, including SPDIF digital out, PS2 keyboard and mouse connectors and dual RS232 ports. The board also provides an SDCard socket for the storage of bit files for the FPGA and user application data.

“The RC340 is the latest and very capable addition to our industry proven and widely adopted RC300 Series of programmable platforms,” said Graham McKenzie, product marketing manager for Celoxica. “Board level features and architecture have been optimized for high performance real-time video and imaging applications and the board is available stand alone or fully integrated into our ESL design software and video IP libraries.”

The RC340 is available immediately. The RC340 is also available via a range of application specific Development Kits provided by Celoxica.

About Celoxica
A leader in electronic system level design (ESL), Celoxica is enabling the next generation of advanced electronic products by producing tools, boards, IP and services that turn software into silicon. Celoxica technology raises design abstraction to the algorithm level, accelerating productivity and lowering risk and costs by generating semiconductor hardware directly from C-based software descriptions. Adding to a growing installed base, Celoxica provides the world’s most widely used C-based behavioural design and synthesis solutions to companies developing semiconductor products in markets such as consumer electronics, defence and aerospace, automotive, industrial and security. Celoxica is a publicly traded company on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol CXA.

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