TED Rolls Out TB-5V-LX330-EX Virtex-5 FPGA LX330 Evaluation Platform

Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED) has announced the inrevium “TB-5V-LX330-EX” evaluation platform for ASIC prototyping with the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA LX330, which is the industry’s high density and high performance FPGA in the market.

“In recent years, with the diversification of needs for high quality video and mobility of audio-visual equipment, increased speed and high integration are required for development of image processing LSI of digital TV and Blue-ray Disk equipment as well as image and communication control LSI of mobile phone, while product cycle tend to grow shorter,” said Toshiaki Sunagawa, president and representative director of TED. “Further efficiency and reduction of turn-around-time are essential condition in ASIC development that plays a central role in the product.”

The inrevium TB-5V-LX330-EX is equipped with Virtex-5 FPGA LX330 and includes a high speed memory DDR/DDR2 SDRAM and major interfaces such as DVI, USB and Ethernet as standard equipment. It can also support a wide variety of interfaces by connecting various daughter cards to the extended I/O.In addition, stacking multiple boards using this extended I/O will support a large-scale LSI development. The TB-5V-LX330-EX also features:

  • Xilinx XC5VLX330-2FFG1760
  • DDR2-SDRAM(16bit) chips and DDR-SDRAM(32bit) chip
  • DVI Tx/Rx(up to UXGA), USB(slave), Ethernet(10/100/1000)
  • High speed expansion I/O connectors (120pin x4)
  • Configuration control (inrevium TE7725PF)
  • High efficiency DC/DC µModule (Linear Technology LTM4600)

This evaluation platform comes with the reference design of DDR2 SDRAM DFI (DDR PHY Interface) that has been jointly developed and evaluated with Denali Software, Inc., realizing a seamless transition of memory interface from FPGA to ASIC.

Tokyo Electron Device can support customization based on customer’s requirements. It can increasingly reduce customer’s development time, risk and cost with superior technical support as a leading Xilinx distributor in Japan.

As a future perspective, TED plans to release a variety of optional boards that support memory interfaces (i.e. DDR3 SDRAM), high speed interfaces (i.e. PCI Express), storages, video I/Os and others.

“We are delighted we could develop DFI DDR2 SDRAM PHY Design for Virtex-5, which is Xilinx’s state-of-the-art FPGA, with the support of Denali Software, Inc. We expect this release will accelerate the promotion of Virtex-5 as well as our evaluation platform and design services in the world wide,” said Masami Hasegawa, Director & Xilinx product Manager of Tokyo Electron Device, Ltd.

Pricing and Availability
The inrevium TB-5V-LX330-EX will ship in April of 2008 and available through TED’s worldwide distribution partners, HiTech Global Distribution, LLC and Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. For pricing information, contact at psd-sales@teldevice.co.jp or distributors.

About Tokyo Electron Device
Tokyo Electron Device is an affiliate of Tokyo Electron Limited, one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturing equipment suppliers. TED has sold its technology as a specialized electronics trading company inside Japan about 40 years, and now the company is applying its knowledge, technology and service capability to establish its inrevium product line in the global industrial market.