Nallatech in Eldersburg, Md., is offering the Virtex-4 XtremeDSP development kit that will enable designers to use the Xilinx Virtex-4 SX field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in advanced FPGA designs. The kit has a SX35 Virtex-4 FPGA, which has 192 XtremeDSP slices, in which each slice is capable of operating at 400 MHz. The kit also has embedded memory with 3,456 kilobits internal RAM and 15,360 logic slices. This kit is for DSP designs for 3G wireless, video encoding and decoding, including H.264 or MPEG-4, radar and beam-forming applications. The kit uses Nallatech’s modular DIME-II architecture for FPGA systems, and includes the dual-mode BenONE DIME-II USB and PCI motherboard populated with a BenADDA-V4 DIME-II module. The new kit is supported by Xilinx System Generator v7.1 software for DSP design tool, which enables designers to model high-performance DSP systems within an FPGA using the MATLAB/Simulink design environments and the Xilinx DSP IP libraries. For more information contact Nallatech online at www.nallatech.com.