FPGA board for image processing, signal processing, and bioinformatics introduced by Pico Computing

SEATTLE, 1 Oct. 2010. Pico Computing Inc. in Seattle is introducing the M-503 M-Series field-programmable gate array (FPGA) embedded computing board for increasing demands for memory and I/O bandwidth for high-performance computing applications in image processing, signal processing, and bioinformatics. The M-503 board product has a Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA with two independent banks of DDR3 SODIMM solid-state memory providing 17 gigabytes per second of local memory bandwidth to the FPGA.

Oct 1st, 2010
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SEATTLE, 1 Oct. 2010. Pico Computing Inc. in Seattle is introducing the M-503 M-Series field-programmable gate array (FPGA) embedded computing board for increasing demands for memory and I/O bandwidth for high-performance computing applications in image processing, signal processing, and bioinformatics.

The M-503 board product has a Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA with two independent banks of DDR3 SODIMM solid-state memory providing 17 gigabytes per second of local memory bandwidth to the FPGA. In addition to the DDR3, the FPGA board has three independent banks of QDRII SRAM capable of 10.8 gigabytes per second of sustained random access memory bandwidth.

Two x8 Gen2 PCI Express links flow the Xilinx PCI Express endpoint on the Virtex-6. Eighty LVDS and eight GTX transceivers are available via a high-speed high density connector to link to SSDs, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, and other peripherals. The M-503 also will be available with the Virtex-6 LX365T, LX550T, SX315T or SX475T FPGAs.

The module's heterogeneous interconnect technology (HIT) "is a combination of extremely low latency differential I/O interfaces and extremely fast multi-standard serial IO interfaces" says Kent Gilson, director of advanced research for Pico Computing.

For more information contact Pico Computing online at www.picocomputing.com.

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