Generic platform speeds rapid FPGA prototyping

March 08, 2017 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Embedded development tool vendor Hitex GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) has introduced a platform for rapid FPGA prototyping. The vendor characterizes the Tanto3 platform as universal and generic.

Tanto3 can be modified to the user’s needs by simple programming and is ideal for test applications, signal and bus analysis, debugging and programming as well as FPGA development. The platform is equipped with high-speed communication interfaces (USB3.0, Gigabit Ethernet) and a 3,5“ TFT color touch screen. The fanless passive cooled system with its Cyclone V SoC control processor, a 1GB DDR3 RAM, a powerful Stratix V FPGA from Altera and 24MB SSRAM can be configured and used for sophisticated designs. Applications requiring fast I/O access with complex processing power can be hosted on the FPGA and thus make the design more efficient.

The flexible concept makes all FPGA signals accessible and allows the integration of customized interfaces without great effort. Since the concept allows software development in parallel to hardware design, test and verification times can be reduced.

At the Embedded World, Tanto3 is shown at the Hitex stand: Hall 4, Stand 578.

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