4th Generation System based on Altera Stratix IV FPGAs
San Jose, CA – April 21, 2011 – S2C Inc., a leading rapid SoC/ASIC prototyping solutions provider, announced its highest capacity SoC/ASIC prototyping system, the Quad S4 TAI Logic Module, based on four Altera Stratix IV 820 FPGAs. The Quad S4 TAI Logic Module can hold design up to 32.8 million gates and features S2C's fourth generation prototyping technology including enhanced power management, cooling mechanisms, noise shielding and convenient SD card download.
"This is an extension of our fourth generation technology first released in June 2010. We have shipped over 100 Altera Stratix IV-based dual and single S4 TAI Logic Modules in just nine months and we are pleased to offer the new Quad S4 to assist designers in prototyping even larger and more complex SoC/ASIC designs. Prototyping near real system performance is crucial in today’s design flow. This allows SoC hardware to be validated in real life and software developed concurrently. However many project managers have chosen not to prototype due to the difficulties in building/acquiring a multiple FPGA board that can meet their application/performance requirements that are reliable and easy to map a design into multiple FPGAs and debug. The Quad S4 TAI Logic Modules is designed to solve these issues and in addition, S2C’s TAI Player Pro 4.1 software release has been enhanced to support partitioning designs into four FPGAs”, said Mon-Ren Chene, Chairman and CTO of S2C.
"We are pleased to support S2C in developing their proven hardware boards that enable designers to rapidly develop Altera Stratix IV FPGA-based prototyping solutions featuring an unprecedented level of system bandwidth with superior signal integrity," said Phil Simpson, senior manager for software technical marketing and product planning at Altera. "We continue to partner with S2C to assist them in supporting our mutual customers."
The Quad S4 TAI Logic Module contains a number of S2C's 4th generation features including:
The Quad S4 TAI Logic Module is available immediately. Contact your local sales representative for pricing information.