PROC Algorithm Acceleration Boards Feature Altera's Stratix FPGAs

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced its Stratix® II, Stratix II GX and Stratix III FPGAs are featured in GiDEL’s next-generation PROC algorithm acceleration boards and the PC_X8 PCI Express (PCIe) adapter for the PROCxM prototyping systems. The high-performance Altera® Stratix FPGAs allow GiDEL to integrate more functions and maximize system performance in its new development systems targeting PCIe applications and designers.

“Altera’s Stratix FPGA families enable our PROC development system to achieve leading-edge performance with maximum flexibility,” said Reuven Weintraub, president and CEO of GiDEL. “With their high capacities and high system frequencies, the latest PROC development systems are advanced and compelling solutions for PCIe applications and designers.”

GiDEL’s PROCStar III Development System
Targeting PCIe-based embedded processing applications, GiDEL’s PROCStar III development system leverages one to four of Altera’s Stratix III FPGAs to provide hardware acceleration of users’ application-specific processing algorithms. The PROCStar III supports eight lanes of PCIe through a Stratix II GX FPGA.

GiDEL’s PROCel Embedded Processor Board
GiDEL’s PROCel embedded processor board targets frame grabbers, digital signal processing (DSP) applications, and high-speed data acquisition, vision, imaging, and reconfigurable computing systems. The PROCel board meets the PCIe low-profile specification and features two Stratix FPGAs—a Stratix II FPGA for algorithm execution and a Stratix II GX FPGA for a high-speed, eight-lane PCIe interface to the host computer.

GiDEL’s PC_X8 PCIe Adapter
Stratix II GX devices are featured in GiDEL’s PC_X8 PCIe adapter for its PROC9M and PROC30M system-on-chip (SoC) verification systems. The PROC9M and PROC30M SoC verification systems, supported by the PC_X8 adapter, are used to verify multimillion-gate SoC designs. The Stratix II GX FPGA on the PC_X8 card provides a PCIe host interface to the PCIe intellectual property (IP) being verified within the SoC design residing on the PROC development system.

“Through our continued collaboration, Altera and GiDEL are delivering to our mutual customers a variety of development solutions that offer the performance, density and cost advantages of Altera’s FPGAs,” said Danny Biran, senior vice president of corporate and product market for Altera Corporation. “The combination of the industry’s highest performance and highest density FPGAs, with GiDEL’s PROC development systems, provides designers with a unique reconfigurable FPGA-based platform that enables them to meet their stringent design requirements.”

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