Alpha Data have been designing embedded system and Data Center FPGA products utilizing the Xilinx FPGA families since 1993.
Today Alpha Data offers an expanding range of UltraScale and UltraScale Plus boards for Data Center Applications. The Data Center products couple the latest FPGA technologies with fast external memory and high speed serial interfaces for low latency and high bandwidth data processing applications. These include financial trading, mathematical system modelling and real-time video image processing.
The Data Center products can be directly used with the Xilinx SDAccel tools or via system reference designs that contains PCI Express bridge IP along with example memory and external communications designs.
Alpha Data has a range of embedded system products, based on XMC, VPX and PC formats, from high performance UltraScale systems to stand alone Zynq-7000 SoMs.
Alpha Data embedded system COTS products are designed for commercial and industrial applications and are therefore suitable for military/aerospace applications. They combine the latest Xilinx FPGAs families with fast on board memory, configuration flash, and a modular Interface system (XRM or FMC). Applications include real-time video processing, high speed data capture and analysis, sonar/radar beamforming.
The available XRM/FMC interface modules include high speed optical/copper interfaces, multi-channel high sample rate (up to 3Gsps) data converters, multi-mode Camera Link interfaces, and high capacity digital IO modules.
Along with the hardware Alpha Data provide a comprehensive SDK and device drivers.
The SDK provides an API allowing simple communication and configuration of the hardware. With up to 4 DMA engines built into the interface data can be quickly and efficiently transferred to and from the user application. Along with example designs (both firmware and software) the designer can quickly get the system up and running and immediately start the application design.