Xilinx rolls low-cost DSP development kit - Embedded.com

Xilinx rolls low-cost DSP development kit

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 24, 2007 – Xilinx has introduced a low-cost development platform based on the Spartan-3A DSP family of FPGAs. The kit, known as the “XtremeDSP Solutions Starter Platform – Spartan-3A DSP 1800A FPGA Edition,” is intended for applications such as portable medical ultrasound, video surveillance, and mobile software defined radio systems.

The kit offers industry-standard interfaces, including a VGA port, an Ethernet 10/100/1000 PHY, and an RS-232 port. The kit also comes with a variety of memory, including a 128M X 32 bit DDR2 SDRAM. In addition, the kit provides a System ACE Module connector and an expansion slot for third-party add-on cards.

The XtremeDSP Solutions Starter Platform – Spartan-3A DSP 1800A FPGA Edition is available today for $295. Visit http://www.xilinx.com/s3adspstarter for more information.

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