CHIPit Platinum Edition

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

Up to 18 XC2V8000

Product Description: 

These days the demands made by ASIC designers on high-end verification systems are very tough with respect to capacity, interfaces and interconnectivity. Until now these kinds of resources were only to be found in large, costly emulators. Naturally, companies not wanting to make the high investments required by these emulators look for a better alternative. Pro Design presents a new verification system that puts an end to this search - the CHIPit Platinum Edition.
The CHIPit Platinum Edition shows that its compact and professional setup for speed and flexibility is an inherent part of its own design.
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Highest Flexibility
A further distinctive feature of the CHIPit Platinum Edition is the “3D Switching Technology”, the name given to the programmable structure of the high-speed interconnects between the FPGAs. The programmable internal patented 3D-Switching Technology allows architectural trade-off optimizations with different design structures of the SoC design to meet the design challenges for performance criteria. This technology allows to connect the up to 18 FPGAs in a very flexible manner leading to a vast number of different configurations. The connection topology can be changed by software at any time as soon as more than 2 FPGAs are needed to verify a design, which is a vital requirement with regard to the re-usability of the system for other projects.

Innovative System architecture
The CHIPit Platinum Edition is a scalable FPGA prototyping system with a minimum of 1.2 M ASIC gates. The system can be scaled up to the maximum of 10 M ASIC gates by simply adding boards with additional capacity. The CHIPit platforms can run at speeds of up to 200 MHz on board level and up to 100 MHz on system level. This capacity and performance gives you the flexibility to verify your design in new ways which are not possible using logic simulation or even slower speed “main frame” emulators. Whether you do architectural verification or algorithmic designs, whether you have the need for high- speed or complex design verification, the CHIPit Platinum Edition offers you a growth path for the increasing complexity.

Application areas of the CHIPit Platinum 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 Platinum Edition

• Provides up to 200MHz System performance
• Emulation and High Speed Rapid Prototyping in one System
• Scalable System from 1.2 M up 10 M ASIC gates
• Maximum capacity of 10 million ASIC gates
• Highest FPGA interconnection flexibility with patented 3D Switching Technology
• Open connectivity (up to 1920 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 Platinum Edition Specifications

Capacity From 1. 2 M up to 10 M ASIC gates

Operating performance On board level up to 200 MHz, on System level up to 100 MHz

FPGA type Xilinx Virtex II XC2V6000 or XC2V8000 FF1517C (all speedgrades)

Number of FPGAs 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 or 18 scalable

Memory SDRAM, SSRAM, DDR-SDRAM, etc. over extension boards

Direct interface option Up to 1920 free user I/O pins, 6 extension board sections

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 or LVDS
- UMRBus Communication System via PCI card
- Compact flash card

Clocking schemes - 8 low-skew clock domains
- 1 reset line

Routing - Flexible routable interconnections
- Up to 3312 fixed routed interconnections

Others - Standalone (bootable system)
- Integrated selftest
- Configuration with embedded system or with Host computer
- LCD monitoring and control panel
- Integrated temperature control

Design debugging - Dynamic probe capability, In-Circuit mode (Visibility Tool)
- Dynamic probe capability,, Co-Simulation mode (Signal Tracker Tool)

Software - CHIPit Configuration Tool
- CHIPit Manager
- CHIPit Switch Routing Tool
- CHIPit Visibility Tool
- CHIPit HDL Bridge + CHIPit Signal Tracker

Options Memory (SDRAM; SSRAM, DDR-SDRAM), LVDS interface, 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 (498mm x 168mm x 278mm), 14kg

Power - External power supply
- Input voltage/current: 100 - 250 V AC (50 - 60 Hz), max. 0,9 A

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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