Virtex 7 2000T multi FPGA-based prototyping system

December 04, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Company Pro Design has released a new product family of FPGA based prototyping systems called "proFPGA" consisting of two types of motherboards (duo/quad), different kind of FPGA modules with latest Virtex 7 technology, a set of interconnection boards/cables, and various daughter boards.

The prototyping system also comes with an extensive software environment to address customers who need a flexible, high performance, and affordable FPGA based prototyping solution for early software development and real time system verification. The first member of the proFPGA product family is the proFPGA quad V7 system. The system consist of the proFPGA quad motherboard and is equipped with four exchangeable proFPGA Xilinx Virtex 7 XCV2000T FPGA modules offering up to 48 M ASIC gates capacity alone on one board. Multiple proFPGA quad systems can be stacked or connected together to provide unlimited scalability and no theoretical maximum in capacity. In addition, users have nearly 100% access to all available FPGA I/Os (4400), which gives maximum freedom regarding the FPGA interconnection structure.

Furthermore, the system offers a total of 32 extension sites on the top and bottom site for different kind of FPGA modules (Xilinx or Altera), standard proFPGA daughter boards or user specific extension boards like DDR3 memory, PCIe Gen3 and all sorts of interconnection boards/cables.
The very elaborate boards of the proFPGA system are optimized and trimmed to ensure best signal integrity and to achieve highest system performance. The high speed boards together with the specific high speed connectors allow a maximum point to point speed of up to 1.2 Gbps over the standard FPGA I/O and up to 12.5 Gbps over the high speed gigabit transceivers of the FPGA.
The proFPGA provides an extensive set of features and tools, such as an advanced clock management, remote system configuration, integrated self- and performance test, automatic board detection, automatic I/O voltage programming, system scan- and safety mechanism.

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