Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) announced Accverinos Co., Ltd. is using Stratix® III FPGAs in its latest family of ASIC prototyping boards. The All-in-One Baseboard B-11, Stratix III edition, which features an Altera® EP3SL340 FPGA, offers design engineers a verification platform rich with logic, memory and digital signal processing (DSP). Designers developing high-performance video and imaging, communications and industrial applications can use Stratix III devices as ASIC prototypes that run at or near system speeds.
“We evaluated a number of solutions, and found that Altera’s Stratix III FPGAs give our All-in-One Baseboard B-11 the best capabilities for prototyping ASICs used in high-bandwidth applications,” said Masato Fujii, president of Accverinos. “The high-performance and high-speed DDR2 memory interface in Stratix III FPGAs enables us to deliver an ASIC prototyping environment that has already received significant interest from major Japanese system manufacturers and fabless ASSP vendors.”
The Stratix III FPGA featured in the All-in-One Baseboard B-11 offers DDR2 interface speeds up to 667 Mbps and up to 340,000 logic elements. The B-11 board implements the connector and PHY for Gigabit Ethernet, which are tested by the Altera Triple-Speed Ethernet MAC intellectual property (IP) core. Users can simply integrate Ethernet connection by using the Altera IP core. The B-11 board integrates DVI input and output with USB 2.0 and SD card interfaces, allowing its broad use in various consumer and industrial applications. The All-in-One Baseboard B-11 can connect to other boards through HSMC and Samtec 120-pin connectors, expanding its connectivity, logic capacity and system features.
“We continue to see increased interest and adoption of our 65-nm Stratix III FPGAs throughout the industry,” said David Greenfield, senior director of product marketing, high-end products, at Altera Corporation. “The Stratix III family’s leadership in density, low power and performance ensures Accverinos’ customers have a comprehensive prototyping environment that accelerates their verification times.”
The All-in-One Baseboard B-11, Stratix III FPGA edition, is available now from Accverinos. Customers interested in learning more about these ASIC prototyping boards should visit www.accverinos.jp/english/index.html. More information about Altera’s Stratix III FPGAs can be found at www.altera.com/pr/stratix3.
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