IRIS Technologies Announces Lowest Cost FPGA Data Acquisition Boards

IRIS Technologies Inc. – which supplies boards, reference designs, systems and platforms – now has the lowest cost multi-FPGA, FPGA plus DSP and FPGA plus DSP data acquisition boards for customers. IRIS cards are ideally suited for Offload Processing, Algorithm Acceleration, ASIC prototyping and for use in High Performance Computing (HPC) and System Prototyping/Emulation applications.

All IRIS boards come with between 1 GB (Giga-Byte) to 2 GB (Giga-Byte) of DDRII memory expandable to 2 GB to 4 GB with between 2 to 4 highest speed grade Altera Cyclone II EP2C70 FPGAs with 70,000 logic elements each and multiple 1 GHz Texas Instruments TMS320C6416T Digital Signal Processors. The boards can be used stand alone or in standard servers with PCI Express x4 slots. The customer gets evaluation copies of development software from Texas Instruments and Altera Quartus II Web Edition software. Also included is a PCI express core and driver software with a simple API for Microsoft Windows to ease customer application development.

The pricing of IRIS cards is: IRIS Cyclone Compute $6495, IRIS DSP Compute $6495, IRIS DSP DPA Compute $7495 per unit. More information on the cards is available on the IRIS Technologies Inc. website. For systems that do not accommodate full-length PCIe cards and to interconnect multiple cards for stand-alone use, cables are provided at an additional cost. Volume discounts are also available.

IRIS will offer low cost access to its Intellectual Property (IP) library to existing customers, starting in the latter half of 2008. IRIS Intellectual property will be in the form of engines running on IRIS cards for Matrix Math, Computational Biology, Signal and Image Processing, Communications and Test.

IRIS Technologies Inc. – which has the lowest cost multi-FPGA, FPGA plus DSP and FPGA plus DSP data acquisition boards for customers – supplies boards, reference designs, systems, platforms for rapid prototyping and emulation for various verticals to OEMs and individual customers. IRIS platforms come bundled with development software. The company also provides customization of its products and hardware, software design services.

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