Enterpoint Rolls Out Hollybush1 Spartan-3 FPGA Based Board

3/21/2006 - Hollybush1, the new SpartanTM-3 FPGA based board from Enterpoint, offers a PC104+ solution unrivalled in capability and expandability by existing market solutions. Using XilinxTM SpartanTM-3 FPGA technology, Hollybush1 achieves a high level of integrated logic functions allowing OEM's to customise the solution to meet exacting requirements.

Hollybush1, developed specifically to fill a gap in the industrial and military markets, uses leading edge FPGA technology to allow easy expansion and increased functionality. "On board the single SpartanTM-3 FPGA has between 400,000 and 2,000,000 gates available to implement digital logic. The resulting high level of integration, allows us to do much more on one card than competitor boards effectively freeing up the stack to add more cards to give even more functionality," explains John Adair of Midlands based FPGA and ASIC design consultancy, Enterpoint.

Key features of Hollybush1 include a PC104+ Interface, 4 RS485 Channels, 1 RS232 Channel, 2 CAN Bus Interfaces, Flash Memory, EEPROM, Temperature Sensor, 4 LED's, 32Mhz Oscillator, User Programmable Power Rail and 123 undedicated I/O for expansion.

Hollybush1 can be supplied as a raw un-programmed OEM board, or as a pre-programmed board with the FPGA logic design fully implemented. Expansion boards enhancing Hollybush1's standard capabilities will add support for PowerPC, Multi-channel 3.125GBit/s Serial, ADC, DAC, Ethernet, USB as well as extra channels of RS485, RS232 and CAN Bus.

"With prices starting from £150.00 we believe that Hollybush1 offers outstanding functionality at a competitive price synonymous with Enterpoint's ability to design and deliver innovative FPGA board solutions to match today's evolving markets," John concludes.

For further information, please contact hollybush1@enterpoint.co.uk

Enterpoint Limited
Unit 4, Malvern Hills Science Park, Geraldine Road, Malvern, Worcs WR14 3SZ

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