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ProcStar III
Gidel's ProcStar III is an ALTERA Stratix III 80E-340L - PCIe based board.  



The ProcStar IIITMsystem provides a high-capacity, high-speed FPGA-based platform fortified with high throughput and massive memory resulting in a powerful and highly flexible system. The ProcStar III can be hosted via 8-lane PCI Express. The performance, memory and add-on daughter boards' flexible architecture enable the system to meet almost any computation needs. In addition to 1GB on-board memory, eight SODIMM sockets provide up to 64GB of memory or additional connectivity and logic. Abundant memory conjoined with fast PCIe connection enable strong co-processing between a standard PC operating system and the FPGA acceleration.

The ProcStar III system, with Gidel's ProcDeveloper's Kit and tools, offers an incredible performance yet supports quick implementation of your unique design. It is done by eliminating the need for a high-speed board design, a PCI Express application driver, board constraints and environment FPGA code. The generated HDL code enables high throughput, easy-to-use parallel access to large memories. As a result, designers can focus on their proprietary value-added design. User designs may be in HDL, C-based, Simulink (graphical design) or any combination of them.

Key Features


   Up to 4 Stratix III 80E, 110E, 260E, 150L or 340L FPGAs

   8-lane PCI Express (PCIe x8) host interface

   Five level memory structure (33GB+).               Maximum sustain throughput of 12,000GB/s to internal memories and 40GB/s to DRAMs as follows:

  Up to 4160 M9K (9K-bit) DPRAM blocks

        (4.6MB with 11,000GB/s throughput @ 300Mhz)

  Up to 192 M144K (144K-bit) RAM blocks

        (3.4MB with 1,000GB/s throughput @ 300Mhz)

  Up to 27,000 MLAB (640-bit) RAM blocks  

  Up to 4 large 256MB (optional 512MB) DDR2 memories with 16GB/s sustain throughput using up to 24 ports. (Up to 64 ports with lower access rate)

  8 DDR2 SODIMMs with up to 4GB each at a maximum sustain throughput of 24 GB/s using up to 64 ports.

   Supports 5 ProcStar III Daughter Boards (PSDB): Camera Links, User's Ethernet and other interfaces

   Up to 4 PSDB_DSP with 3 TI DSPs

   Typical system frequencies: 100-325 MHz.

   Flexible clocking system.

   Volatile and non volatile design security

   Reference design for fast direct board to board connection via SODIMM sockets.

   Supported by Gidel's Proc Developer's Kits.



   Leading edge performance

   Maximum flexibility to fit customer needs

   Cuts development cycle time and budget



   Long life cycle


Target Applications

  Rapid Prototyping.


  Vision, imaging & image recognition.

  System hardware acceleration.

  Algorithm design and verification.

  Aerospace and military systems.

  Test equipment.


Operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows.
  • Linux.




  • Re-Configuration

    • ProcStar III boards can be easily re-configured by user's software. The re-configuration is accomplished simply by closing the current class object and opening a new application driver object. The board can alternatively be re-configured by calling the Load_IC method or using the ProcWizard development tool in order to merely replace a specific device.

    • The application drivers are automatically generated by ProcWizard.
    • The rapid parallel access to on-board DRAM and DDR II memories can also be reconfigured using the Proc Multiport controller.


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