Reflex CES

December 12, 2012 12:04 ET

Reflex CES Introduces Industry's First Aurora-Like IP Core, Offers Freedom to Choose Best FPGA Technology by Enabling Interoperability Between Leading FPGA Platforms

Targets Embedded, Military and Telecommunications/Networking Applications

PARIS and EVRY, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - Reflex CES, a provider of custom embedded and complex systems, today announced the industry's first release of the Reflex CES Aurora-like IP Core based on Altera FPGAs. The core enables interoperability between Xilinx Virtex-6 LXT and Altera Stratix IV and Stratix V GX FPGAs.

The Reflex CES Aurora-like IP Core offers the freedom to choose the best FPGA technology and accelerate time to market for embedded military and telecommunications/networking applications. It offers a fully compliant implementation of the Xilinx Aurora 8B/10B scalable, link-layer protocol for high-speed serial communication, and allows for communication between FPGAs through a backplane.

"With our Reflex CES Aurora-like IP Core designers can easily migrate to new FPGA families with minimum risks, reuse their previous designs, and choose the best FPGA technology for their boards and systems using the Aurora protocol," noted Sylvain Neveu, Reflex CES co-founder and COO.

Based on the Aurora 8B/10B, an open standard protocol used to transport data with higher connectivity performance for chip-to-chip and board-to-board architecture, the Reflex CES Aurora-like IP Core allows designers to move data from point-to-point across one to sixteen serial lanes at 3.125 Gbps. The core offers user flow control, native flow control, immediate and completion mode, and modules to convert interfaces to and from streaming Advanced eXtensible Interfaces (AXI). This low protocol overhead IP core offers customers minimal data rate transfer latency with minimal logic resources -- less than 900 equivalent logic cells for a 1 lane configuration -- for cost effective implementation.

The Reflex CES Aurora-like 8B/10B IP Core is available now with VHDL source code, test-benches, a reference design and user guide. Reflex CES plans to ship an Aurora-like IP Core that supports communication between FPGAs with a 64B/66B protocol at 10 Gbps.
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About Reflex CES (Custom Embedded Systems)
For over a decade, Reflex CES has designed and manufactured high-speed boards and rugged systems solutions based on high density FPGAs that significantly reduce its customers' technology risks.
The company provides custom embedded and complex systems, and specializes in Modified-Off-The-Shelf (MOTS) solutions for VPX/OpenVPX, CompactPCI, VME rugged systems, embedded systems, industrial systems, high-speed boards, FPGA boards and PCIe boards. Its expertise spans from chip-level and software-level designs up to complete system-level designs, manufacturing, and production of small and medium series of turn-key systems, targeting customers in the military/aerospace, defense, telecommunications, medical and industrial sectors. Reflex CES is member of the Altera Design Services Network.
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AXI: Advanced eXtensible Interface
CES: Custom Embedded Systems
FPGA: Field Programmable Gate Array
IP: Intellectual Property

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