SBS Technologies, Celoxica to Shorten FPGA Computing Development Time

3/29/2004 - Celoxica, Ltd. announced from the Embedded Systems Conference a newly formed partnership with SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE) to bundle Celoxica's Handel-C development tools with the SBS Tsunami FPGA computing platforms, significantly shortening the programming time that embedded systems programmers need to leverage FPGA computing in their applications.

Celoxica's DK Design Suite provides a proven C-based programming environment, Handel-C, that lets C developers directly compile their code to a device-optimized FPGA implementation without requiring specialized expertise or RTL languages. With this added boost in productivity, developers can easily migrate applications to FPGA computing systems bringing the price and performance advantages of FPGA computing over processor-based systems to market faster with lower development costs.

"SBS Technologies successfully supplies a winning mix of embedded computing hardware for aerospace/defense, medical, commercial and telecommunications applications, markets that can take advantage of rapid implementation of complex algorithms into hardware," said Phil Bishop, Celoxica's CEO. "Combining the Celoxica DK Design Suite with SBS Tsunami FPGA computing platforms rapidly provides a high-performance embedded solution that takes advantage of direct implementation of C-based code to FPGA hardware."

Joe Hanson, director of marketing for system-level development tools at Altera Corporation adds, "The SBS and Celoxica relationship provides embedded systems developers a proven, COTS solution to quickly leverage the performance of our leading StratixTM family of FPGAs. Stratix devices lead the industry in providing the size and performance necessary to implement these complex systems. This development bundle offers a tremendous combination of platforms that will enable customers to quickly evaluate the performance advantages of accelerating their C-based algorithms in Altera® FPGAs. We are very excited to recommend this combination to our customers."

The DK Design Suite supports the Altera Stratix device used in the Tsunami FPGA computing platform. To ease programming effort, the suite's Handel-C synthesis tool performs re-timing of critical paths, automatic use of FPGA combination multipliers and on-chip resources, and automatic pipelining of synchronous memory blocks.

Tsunami FPGA computing platform is available for most Stratix device sizes, in many form factors including PCI, PC-104, PMC, CPCI and environment temperature ranges from commercial to extreme duty conduction cooled. The combined bundle is available immediately from either SBS Technologies or Celoxica. Development kits bundles start at $10,500.

SBS Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBSE) founded in 1986, designs and builds a wide range of standard and customized embedded computer products. Our products include processor boards, input/output modules, networking devices, and complete computer systems. Our products are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at

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About Celoxica Ltd.
An innovator in system-level electronic design automation (EDA), Celoxica supplies the design technology, IP and services that define Software-Compiled System Design, a methodology that exploits higher levels of design abstraction to dramatically improve silicon design productivity. Celoxica's products address hardware/software partitioning, co-verification and C-based synthesis to reconfigurable hardware. Established in 1996, Celoxica offers a proven route from complex software algorithms to hardware, and provides an ideal design environment for System FPGA with significant productivity advantages for digital signal processing applications such as imaging, electronic security and communications.

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