CHIPit Gold Edition

Product Category: 
Development Boards & Kits
Vendor: 
Presco, Inc.

2 of XC2V6000/8000

Product Description: 

With the CHIPit Gold Edition you can bridge the gap between Rapid Prototyping and ICE (In-Circuit Emulation) easily. Rapid prototyping boards are always used when designs with higher speed have to run in the real environment or when a small number of boards have to be distributed for test purposes amongst multiple users. Commonly emulators work at relatively low frequencies but allow the visibility of all the internal signals. The CHIPit Gold Edition delivers parts of both and closes the existing gap. Besides the system is characterized by extensive memory resources and expansion options and because of the size the optimal solution for Firmware/Software development.

Highest Speed for Real-Time Verification
The modular prototyping system is designed for ASIC and/or FPGA designs with the size of up to 1.1 M ASIC gates at an operating frequency of up to 200 MHz. The system offers developers real-time speed, real-time debugging, and full ASIC functionality during ASIC prototyping and is used in particular in developments in the multimedia field.
The CHIPit Gold Edition is characterized in that it allows operation in "stand-alone mode" because of its own power supply and management and control system. Because of its high efficiency and the adaptability of additional peripherals, the CHIPit Gold Edition is used especially in the area of "real-time prototyping" and in-circuit emulation in which high speeds must be achieved.
Application areas of the CHIPit Gold Edition

• Algorithm Validation
• IP Validation
• ASIC Prototyping
• Behavior Prototyping
• Real-time Prototyping
• In-circuit Emulation
• Hardware-software Co-verification
• Firmware/Software Development

Key benefits of the CHIPit Gold Edition

• Provides up to 200MHz System performance
• Emulation and High Speed Rapid Prototyping in one System
• System handles up to 1.1 M ASIC gates
• On board memory (2 MByte SRAM, 128 MByte SDRAM)
• Open connectivity (up to 700 free user I/O pins)
• Transaction based verification solution (SCE-MI)
• Supports Co-Simulation, Transaction based Emulation and In-Circuit verification modes
• Dynamic probes capability for interactive debugging
• Incl. patented UMRBus Communication System (allows test, debugging and visibility of the design)
• Compact and transportable solution (e.g. "Prototype" Demonstrator)
• Support for Solaris, Windows and Linux

CHIPit Gold Edition Specifications

Capacity Up to 1.1 M ASIC gates

Operating performance Up to 200 MHz

FPGA type Xilinx Virtex II XC2V6000 or XC2V8000 FF1152C (all speedgrades)

Number of FPGAs 2

Memory - 128 MByte SDRAM
- 2 MByte SRAM
- Flash memory

Direct interface option Up to 700 free user I/O pins, 4 extension board sites

Onboard interfaces JTAG interface for all FPGAs

Software interfaces - Interface for C/C++, Tcl/Tk programming
- Co-Simulation/Emulation interface
- Interface for transaction based verification (SCE-MI)

System interface support PCI, PCIX, PCI Express, USB, DVI, Ethernet over extension boards

Communication interfaces - RS422
- UMRBus Communication System via PCI card

Clocking schemes - Clock synchronization with Xilinx Virtex II DCMs
- 6 clock nets, 3 primary clock sources
- External clock support allowed

Routing 315 direct interconnections between both FPGAs

Design debugging Dynamic probe capability, In-Circuit mode (Visibility Tool)

Software - CHIPit Configuration Tool
- CHIPit Manager
- CHIPit Visibility Tool

Options - Mictor adapter board, universal extension board, etc.

Supported OS Linux, Solaris, Windows

System Variants - Master (Hardware + including complete Software + UMRBus)
- Replicator RU (Hardware + Configuration Tools + UMRBus)
- Replicator (Hardware + Configuration Tools)

Dimensions, weight (393mm x 62mm x 245mm), 4kg

Power - External power supply
- Input voltage/current: 100 - 240V AC (50 - 60 Hz), 300W, max. 4A
- DC output voltage: 12 V

More information Download PDF datasheet

Third Party Support

FPGA Synthesis tools - DC FPGAâ„¢, Synopsys
- Synplify Proâ„¢, Synplicity
- Leonardoâ„¢, Mentor Graphics
- XSTâ„¢, Xilinx

FPGA Partitioning tools - APSII, Auspy
- Certifyâ„¢, Synplicity

ASIC Synthesis - Design Compilerâ„¢, Synopsys

HDL Simulators - ModelSimâ„¢, Mentor Graphics
- VCSâ„¢, Synopsys
- NC-Simâ„¢, Cadence Design Systems

H/W Debugging Environment - Chipscopeâ„¢, Xilinx
- Identifyâ„¢, Synplicity

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