Orange Tree Technologies recently launched the ZestET2-NJ high-performance Gigabit Ethernet FPGA module, which comprises a Gigabit Ethernet processing engine, Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, DDR3 memory, and general-purpose I/O. Delivering the maximum sustained Ethernet bandwidth of over 100 MBps in both directions simultaneously, it is aimed at data acquisition and control applications in markets such as industrial vision, radar, sonar and medical imaging.
The Xilinx Artix-7 XC7A35T FPGA, which has more than 33,000 logic cells, 1.8 Mb of Block RAM and 90 DSP slices, is tightly coupled with 512 MB of 400-MHz DDR3 SDRAM, giving it an ample memory bandwidth of 1.6 GBps for high-speed processing and formatting of streaming data. With ease of integration in mind, there are 105 FPGA I/O pins available for connection to the user’s equipment.
Orange Tree’s proprietary GigEx chip handles the entire TCP/IP stack at over 100 MBps in each direction simultaneously. It enables the User FPGA to be dedicated entirely to the application for maximum efficiency. The module measures just 40 × 50 mm, making it ideal for integration into your products.
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