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FPGA/DSP Development Platform

The FPGA/DSP development platform of GiK provides a PowerPC based Linux system with free programmable FPGA and DSP ressources. The platform contains hardware components like:


  • Freescale PowerPC MPC8314, 400 MHz
    • 512KB NVRAM
    • 16MB NOR FLASH, optional: 128 MB
    • 128MB DDR2, optional: 512 MB
  • Analog Devices Blackfin DSP ADSP-BF536, 400 MHz
    • 32MB SDRAM
  • Xilinx FPGA Spartan 3 XC3S400

The development platform provides interfaces like:

  • 3x10/100 Ethernet, opt. GbE
  • USB2.0
  • I2C
  • SPI
  • 2xRS232
  • 140 Pin connector for FPGA I/Os at user's need

All components (CPU, DSP and FPGA) are free at user's need. Especially, the FPGA resources are accessible via user I/Os. The board can be plugged on a customer specific carrier board and the user can start developing application specific logic, DSP software and application software running on Linux.

On the platform the following software and logic are supported:

  • MPC8314 (PowerQUICC):
    • Linux, incl. BSP
    • SIP-Signaling
    • application specific software
  • ADSP-BF536:
    • VisualDSP++
    • RTP, Voice Coder (G.711, G.723, ...)
    • application specific software
  • XC3S400:
    • TDM switch
    • PCM data handling
    • application specific logic (e.g. RTP data handling)

We offer this platform for your own application development or in combination with our design and support services. For more information, please, contact us.