Analog Devices, Inc. introduced two data converter FMC boards (FPGA mezzanine cards) that connect to Xilinx Inc.'s new 28nm 7 series FPGA (field programmable gate array) evaluation kits. ADI's high-speed AD9739A D/A converter and AD9467 A/D converter FMC boards support multiple generations of Xilinx kits -- including the company's new Kintex-7 FPGA evaluation kits Xilinx announced today. The new Analog Devices FMC boards include all of the HDL (hardware description language) code and device drivers needed for designers to engage in rapid prototyping and reduce development time and risk.
"ADI's new FMC boards, integration software and data conversion expertise help engineers designing with Xilinx's Kintex-7 series FPGAs to move more quickly through system prototyping and get their products to market faster," said Dave Babicz, director of Global Alliances, Analog Devices. "At the same time, our new boards are backward compatible with other Xilinx FPGAs, which means that engineers will be able to design products that meet a range of performance criteria using a simplified design environment."
"Xilinx's Targeted Design Platforms accelerate system development and integration by providing the industry's most comprehensive development kits, which include boards, tools, IP cores, reference designs and FMC support," said Raj Seelam, senior marketing manager, Targeted Design Platforms, Xilinx. "Our adoption and support for open standards such as FMC and the AMBA®4 AXI IP core interface strengthens the ability of Xilinx Alliance Program members like Analog Devices to deliver key technologies that make it easier for FPGA users to complete their projects."