Alpha Data Releases New High-Performance Kintex-7 FPGA Based XMC Card

Offering unprecedented levels of performance and logic density at lower power on a reconfigurable XMC platform
Alpha Data Kintex-7 XMC Card
Alpha Data Kintex-7 XMC Card
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May 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Denver, CO

Alpha Data are proud to announce the launch of the ADM-XRC-7K1, the first in a range of new products based on 28nm Xilinx 7 series FPGA technology. The ADM-XRC-7K1 is a high performance reconfigurable XMC with PCI Express Gen2 interface, external memory and flexible front-panel IO options.

The 7K1 is the latest in the highly successful line of PMC and XMC products from Alpha Data, an Alliance Program certified member with over a decade of experience with Xilinx. The card combines high-performance with ease-of-use and excellent reliability, with a particular emphasis on ease-of-migration from earlier generations of FPGAs, enabling customers to benefit from the features of the Kintex™-7 device with minimal effort or risk.

The PCI Express bridge includes 4 DMA channels and is contained in a separate device, freeing the logic in the FPGA and allowing on-the-fly reconfiguration. For maximum flexibility, a bypass option allows users to place the PCI Express endpoint directly in the FPGA.

Front panel IO is provided through the XRM interface. Alpha Data produce a wide range of XRM modules giving options including optical IO, CameraLink, high performance DACs and ADCs.

"The ADM-XRC-7K1 has the same architecture as our Virtex®-6 FPGA-based products, and we have worked with Xilinx to ensure easy migration from the Virtex-6 family. That allows customers to take advantage of the greatly reduced power offered by Kintex - especially important in embedded applications." Graham Smart, CEO, Alpha Data.

“Alpha Data has earned the distinction of being a Certified tier Member of the Xilinx Alliance Program and consistently delivers leading-edge COTS solutions for Xilinx customers worldwide,” said Chris Hallahan, senior manager, partner and ecosystem alliances at Xilinx.  The ADM-XRC-7K1 with our new Kintex-7 FPGA and Alpha Data’s SDK & XRM module support creates a compelling XMC solution which will greatly accelerate design productivity and time-to-market for a variety of applications.”

The 7K1 is competitively priced and available to order immediately, in both Kintex-7 325T or 410T FPGA configurations. It ships with a comprehensive Software Development Kit (SDK), including example designs and software drivers. The board is also available in industrial grade, air or conduction cooled variants, making it ideal for use in a wide range of markets and applications.

Further product details and ordering options for the ADM-XRC-7K1 are available at:  

About Alpha Data
Established in 1993, Alpha Data is a world leader in embedded FPGA platforms and systems. The company supplies essential hardware and development tools to OEMs developing innovative systems for defense, communications, signal processing, instrumentation and life sciences applications. Its products and services provide an integrated framework from prototype-to-production and support a variety of protocols and standards, including XMC, AMC, PMC/PMC-X, VME/VXS, CompactPCI, PCI/PCI-X, PCI Express and the proprietary XRM-IO hardware format.
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About the Xilinx Alliance Program
The Xilinx Alliance Program is a worldwide ecosystem of qualified companies collaborating with Xilinx to help customers develop products faster and with confidence on Targeted Design Platforms. Leveraging open platforms and standards, Xilinx has built this ecosystem to meet customer needs and is committed to its long-term success. Comprised of FPGA IP providers, EDA vendors, embedded software providers, system integrators, and hardware suppliers, Alliance members help accelerate the design process while minimizing risk.
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