Nallatech Unveils Virtex-II Based High Performance FPGA Platforms

4/5/2004 - Nallatech announced the introduction of a new range of high performance FPGA computing platforms based on the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGA. The new additions to the DIME-II family will initially comprise the BenNUEY VME(a) motherboard, the BenNUEY-PCI-4E(a) full length PCI motherboard and the BenDATA-II(a) daughter card.

Designers using the new range will be able to call upon unparalleled performance density, with up to four Virtex-II Pro FPGAs, three 2VP100s and one 2VP50, on a single VME or PCI card. This provides the designer with over 350,000 logic cells, 1564 embedded multipliers and 28Mbits of block RAM. High-bandwidth card to card communications, multiple Gigabit Ethernet interfaces together with support for other communications links such as Infiniband and Fibrechannel are included on the boards making them ideal for algorithmically intensive real time data capture and manipulation applications, such as image recognition or real time encryption.

The BenVME motherboard and the BenNUEY-PCI-4E motherboard are architecturally almost identical. Both house Virtex-II Pro FPGAs available exclusively for user applications; both have three daughter card slots with high bandwidth inter slot communications; system level clocking features and on board memory are also replicated across both platforms.

The BenDATA-II daughter card combines support for the largest Virtex-II Pro FPGAs with ZBT SRAM for ultra high speed access and DDR SDRAM for high speed access with increased depth, to provide a scalable performance upgrade path for the two motherboards.

Four Rocket I/O channels provide external interfacing and high density connectors deliver Gbit bandwidth to adjacent FPGAs in the system.

The BenNUEY-PCI-4E will be available from the end of April 2004 and the BenVME and BenDATA-II will be available in Q3 2004.

Visit Nallatech at Booth No. 1041 at the Embedded Systems Conference, San Francisco.

About Nallatech
Nallatech is the world's leading supplier of high performance FPGA systems. A comprehensive product range delivers the highest performance-density, maximum scalability and most complete solutions available on the market today. Nallatech offers a unique high-speed architecture, combined with support for industry standard PCI, cPCI, PC/104 and VME, along with software support for the most popular operating systems and programming languages. Nallatech provides flexible, easy to implement solutions for Data, Communications, Digital Signal, and Image Processing. Customers benefit from lower costs, reduced power consumption and improved performance in end markets including Telecommunications Infrastructure, Aerospace and Defense, Imaging, and Scientific Computing. For more information, please visit:

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