FPGA Development Platform gets FlexRay Daughter Board

WEITERSTADT, Germany, August 10, 2005 - Si-Gate GmbH, a leader in the field of Automotive Electronic Development has announced the addition of a FlexRay™ Daughter Board to their X-1500 32-bit Field Configurable ECU Platform.

Already gaining wide acceptance throughout the embedded applications industry as the premiere FPGA development platform, the addition of the FlexRay Daughter Board to the Si-Gate X-1500 provides engineers the possibility to efficiently develop applications based on this new protocol. ”This added feature is answering our customer requests for a serious hardware offering for this up and coming communication network system. It provides a viable solution for a FlexRay to CAN Gateway.” said Robert Newberry, CEO of Si-Gate GmbH.

The Si-Gate X-1500 is a complete 32-bit Field Configurable ECU platform, combining the highly popular 32-bit ARM7TDMI-S™ or Xilinx MicroBlaze™ processor core with standard System-on-Chip peripherals and over 150 user programmable I/O’s. It is contained within a Xilinx Spartan-3™ 1.5 million gate FPGA with programmable logic for custom driven IP applications, a robust memory subsystem, and a full suite of Automotive and Industrial peripherals. The X-1500 enables programmable System-on-Chip applications and expands traditional development platforms by including necessary physical layers on-board the ECU. In addition to the newly added FlexRay interface, the X-1500 also supports physical layers for 10/100 Ethernet, JTAG, USB 2.0, 12-bit ADC, High and Low Speed CAN, LIN, K-Line, UART, and SPI along with on-board Flash and SRAM memory.

The Si-Gate X-1500 provides designers with a configurable ECU right out of the box suitable for a wide range of Automotive and Industrial applications. The X-1500 is ideal for projects where flexibility and expandability is needed for future ECU developments.

About Si-Gate GmbH
Si-Gate GmbH develops hardware and software solutions for the automotive electronics industry. They are leaders in powertrain development projects, VHDL programming, and electronic design and prototyping. They also design and build products specifically for use in automotive electronic developments such as data loggers and FPGA ECU development boards. The company headquarters are located in Stuttgart Germany.

Danny Larsen
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Email: danny.larsen@si-gate.com
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