Advanced Processing Platform: miniBEE

Advanced Processing Platform: miniBEE
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Designer
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Description

The miniBEE Advanced Processing Platform provides a FPGA prototyping platform for system designs that require large design capacity, memory and I/O bandwidth, and programmability with high-performance. Based around the BEEcube miniBEE, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connectors, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of compute-intensive applications.

Key Platform Benefits

  • Accelerates research by providing
    • A feature-rich platform for implementing and validating embedded system architectures and algorithms
    • An automated design flow from MATLAB/Simulink, reducing development effort and enabling platform use by application/domain experts
  • Addresses specific research needs through a hardware/software programmable system, in particular:
    • Multi-core SOC design and emulation
    • High-performance Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
    • Hardware-based application and simulation acceleration
  • Enables a faster path to commercialization by sourcing commercial-grade components and through compliance with commercial standards and interfaces (e.g., PCI-express, Ethernet)

Features

  • Large-capacity Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA
  • 4-GB DDR3 DRAM (expandable up to 16 GB)
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 FPGA, 1 system)
  • Intel i7 processor module (host processor, remote access)
  • CentOS 6 Linux host environment
  • FMC expansion slot supporting BEEcube and 3rd-party expansion cards (including high-speed analog I/O, video)
  • BEEcube Platform Studio (BPS) software in MATLAB/Simulink automates FPGA flow from system-level
  • Support for Xilinx-based HDL flow
  • Reference designs and tutorials
  • Clusterable with additional miniBEEs and BEEcube BEE4 systems

Licensing Requirements or Restrictions

All CMC Microsystem account holders from a member university with a Prototyping or Designer Subscription are authorized to access this technology. For more information, contact our Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or licensing@cmc.ca.

Acknowledging CMC

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