VMETRO Adds Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA Support to Serial FPDP IP Core

VMETRO has expanded the use of its Serial FPDP IP core to support Xilinx(R) Virtex(TM)-5 FPGA-based products utilizing RocketIO(TM) GTP multi-gigabit serial transceivers. The combination of VMETRO’s industry-leading hardware and the sFPDP IP core provides high-performance, highly integrated solutions for both front panel optical and VITA-41 (VXS) backplane interconnects. Application areas for this combined Serial FPDP I/O solution include real-time imaging, signal processing, high-speed data recording and test systems.

The Serial FPDP IP core is provided in either obfuscated source for simulation or in full VHDL source. The core has been fully tested with and can be implemented on any VMETRO Virtex-5, Virtex-4, or Virtex-II Pro, FPGA-based products that utilize RocketIO GTPs or MGTs including the Phoenix VPF2 VITA-41 (VXS) Digital Signal Processor with Dual Virtex-5 FPGAs and Freescale MPC8641D, the Phoenix VPF1 VITA-41 (VXS) Digital Signal Processor with Dual Virtex-II Pro FPGAs and Dual PowerPC 744X, the Phoenix M6000 Intelligent I/O Controller and PMC-FPGA03/F FPGA-based PMC Processing Modules. Subject to licensing conditions, the core can also be used on non-VMETRO based Virtex-5, Virtex-4 and Virtex-II Pro based FPGA products.

VMETRO (OSE:VME) provide integrators of high-end embedded computer systems with products and services from development through deployment, with the highest levels of performance, innovation and reliability. Main product areas include 1) Embedded Computing – high-performance I/O and Digital Signal Processing boards and systems based on FPGAs and PowerPCs, 2) Data Recording and Rugged Storage – high-performance long endurance Recording / Playback systems and Rugged Storage solutions, and 3) Bus and Protocol Analyzers – advanced tools used to debug, optimize, validate and test computer based systems. All products are based on open standards like VME/VXS and PCI/cPCI/PMC/XMC, with strong focus on high-speed serial interconnects such as Fibre Channel, Serial FPDP, Aurora and PCI Express.