DynaChip Announces Evaluation Board for Use With New 66MHz PCI Core.
DynaChip Corporation, the performance leader in FPGAs, today announced the availability of an evaluation and prototyping kit (EVPCI66) for its recently released 66 MHz 64-bit, zero wait state PCI soft core.
The EVPCI66 supports a 528 Mbytes-per-second throughput, providing the highest performance in the industry. This evaluation kit, developed in partnership with PLD Applications of France, provides an unparalleled opportunity for designers to examine the capabilities of the 66 MHz PCI core in their designs before making a silicon commitment. Additionally, the combination of zero wait states and a softcore implementation provides extremely high performance, and maximum flexibility for designers.
"We introduced an unprecedented level of performance with the 66 MHz PCI core," said Don MacLennan, DynaChip's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The EVPCI66 allows designers to measure actual in-circuit performance and analyze output patterns, without having to build a prototype. This gives them the opportunity to examine the capabilities of this design for their own product development."
The EVPCI66 provides a high degree of design flexibility for prototyping PCI designs. For example, the EVPCI66 includes two 72-pin SIMM connectors that can be populated with standard SRAM or SDRAM memories, allowing designers to evaluate DynaChip's PCI core as it executes high bandwidth transfers from the PCI bus to standard memory. Designers can also plug custom daughter boards into the SIMM slot to prototype their own applications. System designers can use the reprogrammable serial PROMs on the board to evaluate DynaChip's PCI core and DY6055 device with their own applications. The EVPCI66 also includes power and ground connectors for prototyping applications off the PCI bus enabling designers to exercise the board before the system, with the PCI slot is completed, and to use the board to prototype non-PCI applications. The prototyping kit also includes Windows 95/NT and PowerMAC drivers and sample applications that demonstrate the high performance capabilities of the core.
Pricing and Availability
The EVPCI66 evaluation board is available now for $2,995.00. For further information or to order the product, please contact DynaChip Corporation at (408) 481-3100 or via the world wide web at www.dyna.com.
DynaChip Corporation is the inventor of the Active Repeater, a new patented active programmable interconnect element. The company offers three families of Fast Field Programmable Gate Arrays that bring the benefit of programmable logic to high-application in communications and test. The company is located at 1255 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale, CA. 94086. Telephone 408/481-3136; Web http://www.dyna.com.
Founded in 1993, the company is funded by leading venture capital firms, including DynaFund Venture, Hambrecht & Quist; Integral Capital Partners; JAFCO; Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; New York Life; RWI Group, TELOS Venture Partners; Weiss Peck & Greer, and W. I. Harper.
To ensure a secure source of manufacturing resources, DynaChip has established foundry relationships with IBM Microelectronics and TSMC.