Northwest Logic Debuts x8 PCI Express 2 Solution for Virtex-5 FXT FPGA

Northwest Logic announces the immediate availability of a high-performance, hardware-proven x8 PCI Express® 2.0 Solution for Xilinx’s Virtex®-5 FXT FPGA platform. This solution combines Northwest Logic’s full-featured x8 PCI Express 2.0 cores and software to provide a complete, pre-packaged x8 PCI Express 2.0 solution. The solution enables high-performance x8 PCI Express 2.0 designs to be quickly developed for Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs.

Northwest Logic’s x8 PCI Express 2.0 Core and DMA Back-End Core support high-performance, on-demand, multi-DMA engine operation with 3,000 Mbytes/s Card-to-System and 2,600 Mbytes/s System-to-Card throughput on a Intel DX58SO platform. Northwest Logic’s companion DMA Driver (Window or Linux) manages the DMA engine and associated descriptors. For a complete system design, Northwest Logic optionally provides its high-performance DDR3/DDR2/DDR SDRAM Controller Cores. For more information, contact Northwest Logic at info@nwlogic.com.

“Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs offer the first programmable logic platform to support 5Gbps x8 PCI Express 2.0 operation,” said Alex Goldhammer, PCI Express Solution Marketing Manager at Xilinx. “The combination of Xilinx’s ISE Design Suite, Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs and Northwest Logic’s x8 PCI Express 2.0 Solution creates a robust development platform for PCI Express 2.0 designers.” For more information, please visit www.xilinx.com/pcie

Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 2.0 Solution is fully PCI-SIG certified and hardware validated using HiTech Global’s HTG-V5-PCIE board. “We are pleased to be the first provider of a hardware-proven x8 PCI Express 2.0 Endpoint Board using Xilinx’s Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform and Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 2.0 Solution,” said Cyrus Merati, HiTech Global’s Vice President. This board and associated support package is available for immediate purchase at: www.hitechglobal.com/Boards/V5PCIExpress.htm.

“We are pleased to provide the first x8 PCI Express 2.0 design platform in the FPGA marketplace. Our partnership with Xilinx and HiTech Global has enabled Northwest Logic to release a robust solution that is fully PCI-SIG certified and hardware-validated. This solution provides a high-performance, easy-to-use platform for developing x8 PCI Express 2.0 designs,” said Brian Daellenbach, Northwest Logic’s President.

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

About HiTech Global
HiTech Gobal, located in San Jose, California, provides a broad array of boards and IP Cores.