QuickLogic Expands PCI Compliant Offerings with High Output Drive FPGA; Completes Solution: PCI Master, Slave, S/W Design Kit.SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 1996--QuickLogic Corp., the leading supplier of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) A type of gate array that is programmed in the field rather than in a semiconductor fab. Containing up to hundreds of thousands of gates, there are a variety of FPGA architectures on the market. (Field Programmable Gate Array See FPGA. ) silicon and tool technologies for Verilog and VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language) A hardware description language (HDL) used to design electronic systems at the component, board and system level. VHDL allows models to be developed at a very high level of abstraction. solutions, today announced the expansion of its PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). compliant offerings with a new version of its 4,000 usable-gate pASIC 1 device, the QL16x24BH.
This device combines the flexibility and high performance of QuickLogic FPGAs with PCI-compliant, high-current outputs to create the ideal bus interface device for high-speed bus designs. With the addition of this new device, QuickLogic now offers one of the industry's most comprehensive PCI design solutions, including both Master and Slave devices plus a complete software design kit.
Designers wanting comprehensive PCI functionality can use either QuickLogic's newly enhanced QL16x24BH or the 8,000 usable gate QL24x32B device (introduced in February, 1995) with the master-mode PCI implementation furnished in QuickLogic's free PCI 2.1 Master/Slave Software Design Kit (introduced in January, 1996) which includes full source code and a comprehensive Verilog HDL (Hardware Description Language) A language used to describe the functions of an electronic circuit for documentation, simulation or logic synthesis (or all three). Although many proprietary HDLs have been developed, Verilog and VHDL are the major standards. test suite.
The designer receives the flexibility they need to accommodate 33 MHz PCI into their designs, yet retain PCI compliance with the combination of the design kit and the 4K or 8K devices due to the comprehensive Verilog PCI simulation suite included with the software.
The high performance of the device ensures full PCI specification performance, while meeting 132 Mbyte/sec PCI burst data transfer rates.
"Flexible, high speed FPGAs have become a particularly attractive solution as an increasing number of designers move to integrate PCI functionality into existing designs," said Ed Smith, QuickLogic's director of corporate marketing. "QuickLogic's strength in HDL design flows and our PCI solutions result in the best time-to-market answer for this expanding PCI user community."
The QL16x24BH is a special "H" (high output drive) version of the QL16x24B, a device QuickLogic has had in production for over two years. The high output drive of the I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output pins (24 mA for the two fastest speed grades and 16 mA for the other two speed grades) makes the QL16x24BH well suited to a variety of bus interfaces and bridges, including VME (Virtual Machine Environment) An operating system from Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) that runs on its Series 39 mainframes. Introduced in 1975, VME is a comprehensive product that provides a variety of utilities for datacenter operations. and ISA (1) (Instruction Set Architecture) See instruction set.
(2) (Interactive Services Association) See Internet Alliance.
(3) (Internet Security and Acceleration) See .NET. as well as PCI.
Supported by PCI Design Kit
QuickLogic supports the QL16x24BH with a PCI design kit that provides everything designers need to quickly create their own bus target designs. The design kit includes application notes with detailed design examples, and a floppy disk with complete design files and a comprehensive PCI simulation test fixture described in Verilog.
The design files can be easily modified to suit the user's requirements, allowing rapid system hardware development.
Price and Availability
The QL16x24BH is available now in four speed grades, and is packaged in 84 pin PLCC (Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier) A plastic, square, surface mount chip package that contains leads on all four sides. The leads (pins) extend down and back under and into tiny indentations in the housing. See chip package. , 100 pin TQFP See QFP. and 144 pin TQFP packages. The 84 pin PLCC device has an initial U.S. list price of $25.15 for quantities of 1,000.
QuickLogic Corp. is leading the FPGA industry with the optimal HDL silicon solution. QuickLogic delivers a comprehensive HDL (Hardware Description Language (language) Hardware Description Language - (HDL) A kind of language used for the conceptual design of integrated circuits. Examples are VHDL and Verilog. ) methodology by manufacturing and marketing the industry's fastest FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and high-productivity, integrated design tools.
Proprietary strengths for the company include metal-to-metal antifuse technology (ViaLink), the leading-edge QuickWorks(tm) design software, and QuickLogic's pASIC 1 and pASIC 2 families of FPGAs which result in the industry's fastest time-to-market solution.
QuickLogic is located at 2933 Bunker Hill Lane, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Phone: 408/987-2000; fax: 408/987-2012. The toll-free line for literature is 800/842-FPGA. E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit QuickLogic's website at http://www.quicklogic.com. -0-
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CONTACT: QuickLogic Corp.
Ed Smith, 408/987-2000
Eileen Elam Cross, 415/917-1488