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TOKYO ELECTRON DEVICE ANNOUNCES
Release of TB-7V-2000T-LSI ASIC Development Test Platform with Virtex-7 FPGA
- Dramatic efficiency boost for emulation and prototyping of large SoCs -

November 6, 2012

Yokohama, Japan, November 6, 2012 - Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED) has today announced the release of the TB-7V-2000T-LSI ASIC development test platform featuring a Xilinx Virtex®-7 FPGA.

Released under TED's inrevium* brand, the TB-7V-2000T-LSI is intended for development of large SoCs and incorporates a Virtex-7 2000T FPGA, the world’s largest FPGA with performance features that include high-speed internal logic and high-bandwidth interfaces. This makes it possible to perform emulation and prototyping of large SoCs using a single FPGA instead of the multiple chips required in the past. Whereas operating speed can be a problem when using multiple chips for emulation, use of a single FPGA allows faster processing, and it also improves development efficiency by shortening the time required for implementation when a design is split into multiple parts.

With high-speed memory (DDR3 SDRAM 1600 Mbps) and a range of high-speed interfaces included as standard features (including USB 2.0/3.0, DVI input and output, and PCI Express), the new TB-7V-2000T-LSI is an ideal test platform for a wide range of different ASIC developments, including SoCs for next-generation image processing, audio/video multimedia, and high-speed communication control.

Equipped with five high-speed I/O connectors and a Kintex™-7 325T expansion FPGA that allow the addition of daughter interface cards, control logic, and other additional functions as needed, the TB-7V-2000T-LSI can be used to configure a prototyping platform with excellent expandability and enhanced flexibility. When used in conjunction with the reference designs provided for the USB and PCI Express interfaces, emulation can include high-speed external control of the SoC logic. It is also possible to perform testing under actual operating conditions at faster clock frequencies than in the past.

TED is currently developing an extension microcontroller card fitted with a Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC. Connecting this card to the TB-7V-2000T-LSI, it will become possible to perform total emulation of SoCs that incorporate ARM® processors, and this allows end product debugging environments to be configured that include software. Among the benefits are a significant reduction in the work required for hardware and software development and more comprehensive design.

TB-7V- 2000T-LSI Features

  • Shortens development time by providing an ASIC emulation platform
  • Provision of high-speed interfaces including high-speed I/O connectors and expansion FPGA results in an ASIC development platform with excellent flexibility and expandability
  • Use of supplied reference designs allows testing to be performed under actual operating conditions with high clock speeds

TB-7V- 2000T-LSI Product Photograph

Key TB-7V- 2000T-LSI Specifications

FPGA: XC7V2000T-2FLG1925, XC7K325T-2FFG900
Configuration:

  • Supports configuration using MicroSD card or NAND flash memory (Virtex-7 FPGA only)
  • QSPI (Kintex-7 FPGA only)

Memory:

  • DDR3 SDRAM (1600Mbps) 2Gbit x 8

Interfaces

  • DVI (Tx, Rx), UXGA supported
  • USB 2.0/3.0 (device) Type-B
  • PCI Express Gen 2, 8-lane
  • MMCX clock input/output
  • GPIO pin header

Connectors for optional cards

  • High-speed I/O connector (120-pin) x 5
  • FMC HPC (TB-FMCH-VBY1 only)
  • RS-232C (D-sub 9-pin)

DIP switch, Push switch, LED

Power supply
Reference designs

  • Reference design for DDR3 SDRAM interface, DVI, USB 2.0/3.0, etc.

* Not all HPC/LPC pins on the FMC connector are connected to the FPGA.

Block Diagram

Availability

Orders will be accepted as of today.
Shipments will commence in early December 2012

* Company names and product names that appear in this news release are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.

About Tokyo Electron Device

Tokyo Electron Device is a technical trading firm that provides semiconductor products and business solutions as well as commissioned design and the development of its own brand products.

*About inrevium

Leveraging on rich design and development experiences accumulated at its design development center that was established in 1985, Tokyo Electron Device is focusing on development businesses through its “inrevium” brand to provide design services (commissioned designing services) based on customer requirements as well as self-developed products that anticipate future market needs. Currently, TED provides over 60 types of products.

Media Contact:
Yoichiro Hotta, Yoko Fukui
Corporate Communications Department, Tokyo Electron Device Limited
Tel: +81-45-443-4005

Product Contact:
Shuichi Yoshioka
Tokyo Electron Device Limited
Tel: +81-45-443-4034

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