Terasic Delivers Cutting-Edge Stratix IV GX FPGA System for Aerospace Industry
Terasic, the world’s leading electronics design service provider and manufacturer, was chosen by one of the world’s largest aerospace companies and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners, to design a high-speed FPGA system using world’s first 40-nm FPGA
Terasic was relied upon on its technical expertise from its design services team to deliver the Stratix IV GX FPGA board based on its leading-edge Stratix IV programmable technology.
Based on the high-level specification, Terasic design services team designed a complex FPGA system from the ground up using its advanced FPGA and board-level design expertise. The system delivered bandwidth-intensive networking solutions, an abundant amount of high-speed memory interfaces, as well as an assortment of connectors that provide connectivity with different module cards targeted specifically at the stringent requirements of aerospace applications. Terasic delivered the perfect FPGA design environment for developers and offered unprecedented flexibility and capacity of operations to shorten the project’s design cycle.
Through the 40nm high-speed FPGA system design, Terasic’s research and develop team used variety of simulation tools such as HSPICE to analyze and eliminate signal integrity issues of the high-speed circuit, which ensured the Stratix IV GX FPGA operated smoothly with high-speed interface including DDR2 Memory and PCI Express.
The system was able to successfully pass all test functions early in the first revision of prototyping board, demonstrating Terasic’s proficiency in developing high-speed FPGA system. Terasic will continue its success and commitment to bringing leading-edge FPGA system boards to make it possible for designers to select the optimal mix of resources for their specific application.