Northwest Logic Debuts PCI Express 2.0 Solution for Xilinx Virtex-5FXT

Northwest Logic announced the immediate availability of a high-performance, hardware-proven PCI Express® 2.0 solution for Xilinx’s Virtex®-5 FXT platform. This solution combines Northwest Logic’s full-featured PCI Express 2.0 Core (5Gbit/s), a high-performance, on-demand, multi-engine DMA Back-End Core, DMA Driver (Windows or Linux) and PCI Express GUI to provide a complete, pre-packaged PCI Express 2.0 solution. The solution enables high-performance, multi-DMA engine PCI Express 2.0 designs to be quickly developed for the Virtex-5FXT FPGAs.

Northwest Logic’s PCI Express Solution optionally includes high-performance DDR3/DDR2/DDR SDRAM Controller Cores. These cores are part of Northwest Logic’s Memory Interface Solution, which also includes AHB/AXI Interface, Multi-Port, Reorder, RMW, ECC, and Memory Test add-on cores. All cores are available for use with Virtex-5 FPGAs and ASICs.

The Virtex-5FXT is the latest device in Xilinx’s Virtex-5 family. “The combination of Xilinx’s Virtex-5FXT and Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 2.0 and DDR3 SDRAM Controller Cores will enable companies to quickly develop and bring to market high-performance, cost-effective PCI Express 2.0/DDR3 SDRAM applications,” said Anil Telikepalli, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing at Xilinx.

Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 2.0 Solution is fully hardware validated using HiTech Global’s HTG-V5-PCIE-DDR3 board. This card is ideal as a PCI Express 2.0/DDR3 SDRAM Virtex-5FXT FPGA development and ASIC prototyping platform. “We are pleased to be the first provider of a hardware-proven solution using Xilinx’s Virtex-5FXT device and Northwest Logic’s complete PCI Express 2.0 and DDR3 SDRAM IP cores,” said Cyrus Merati, Vice President of HiTech Global. This board is available for immediate purchase at: A full Board Support Package is shipped with this board.

“Our close collaboration with Xilinx, HiTech Global and the support of Lecroy’s PETracerSummit Gen2 Protocol Analyzer enabled Northwest Logic to quickly develop a complete PCI Express 2.0/DDR3 SDRAM solution that is hardware-proven and provides a robust platform for quickly developing high-performance PCI Express 2.0 and DDR3 SDRAM designs,” said Brian Daellenbach, President of Northwest Logic.

About Northwest Logic
Northwest Logic, located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides high-performance, easy-to-use IP cores for FPGAs and ASICs.