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Acceleration PlatformDev SystemsAcceleration Platform

The Acceleration Platform provides researchers working with FPGA development access to a hardware acceleration solution for many compute and/or data-intensive applications with a low-latency / high-bandwidth solution.

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Owain Jones
Manager, CAD Services
Office: 1.613.530.4784
Mobile: 1.613.484.6177
Advanced Processing Platform: miniBEEDev SystemsAdvanced Processing Platform: miniBEE

The miniBEE Advanced Processing Platform provides an 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.

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Contact our Licensing Administrator at 1.613.530.4787
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Advanced Processing Platform: Nallatech 510TDev SystemsAdvanced Processing Platform: Nallatech 510T

The Advanced Processing Platform: Nallatech 510T provides a high-performance multi-FPGA compute accelerator platform for applications that require high-performance, low latency, large design capacity, memory bandwidth, and programmability.

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Altera DE4 FPGA Development BoardDev SystemsAltera DE4 FPGA Development Board

DE4-530 provides an FPGA-based prototyping platform for system designs that require high-speed connectivity, large design capacity, great memory bandwidth, and programmability with high-performance and low-power consumption. Based around the Terasic DE4-530 FPGA Development Board, 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.

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Olive Zhao
Technical Staff, Embedded Systems Design
Office: 1.613.530.4696
archive, Hardware Platforms, Intel/Terasic Development Kits
Altera/Intel Arria 10 SoC Development KitDev Systems

The Intel Arria 10 SoC Development Kit provides a hardware/software prototyping platform for embedded system designs that require high-speed connectivity, large design capacity, memory bandwidth, and programmability with high-performance and low-power consumption. 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.

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Altera/Intel-based DE5a-Net Arria 10 FPGA Development KitDev Systems

The Terasic DE5a-Net Arria 10 FPGA Development Kit provides an FPGA-based prototyping platform for system designs that require high-speed connectivity, large design capacity, memory bandwidth, and programmability with high-performance and low-power consumption. 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.

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Atlas 200 DK AI Developer Kit Model: 3000Dev SystemsAtlas 200 DK AI Developer Kit Model: 3000

The Atlas 200 DK (model: 3000) is a high-performance AI application developer board that integrates the Ascend 310 AI processor to facilitate quick development and verification. It has been widely used in scenarios such as developer solution verification, higher education, and scientific research.

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Dr. Yassine Hariri
Senior Staff Scientist
AI/ML and Embedded Systems
Office: 1.613.530.4672

Atlas 800 Training Server Model: 9000Dev SystemsAtlas 800 Training Server Model: 9000

The Atlas 800 training server (model: 9000) is powered by the Kunpeng 920 and Ascend 910 processors. It features the industry’s highest computing density, ultra-high energy efficiency, and high network bandwidth. The server is widely used in deep learning model development and training scenarios and is an ideal option for computing-intensive industries, such as smart city, intelligent healthcare, astronomical exploration, and oil exploration.

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Dr. Yassine Hariri
Senior Staff Scientist
AI/ML and Embedded Systems
Office: 1.613.530.4672

Avnet Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC Development KitDev Systems, Equipment LoanAvnet Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC Development Kit

The Avnet Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC Development Kit enables system architects to explore direct RF sampling with the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC from antenna to digital using tools from MathWorks and industry-leading RF components from Qorvo.

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Request this equipment on a short-term loan basis.
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BEEcube Software Defined Radio (SDR)Dev SystemsBEEcube Software Defined Radio (SDR)

The BEEcube-based Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform is a high-performance platform with RF, FPGA, CPU and network interfaces, fully programmable from Matlab/Simulink and proprietary software. The large-capacity and customization features of the system allow for implementing complex Software Defined Radio system thus enabling research, development and test.

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Hugh Pollitt-Smith
Team Leader, Embedded Systems
Office: 1.613.530.4668
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FPGA/GPU ClusterDev SystemsFPGA/GPU Cluster

The FPGA/GPU cluster is a cloud-based, remotely accessible compute infrastructure specifically designed to accelerate compute-intensive applications, such as machine learning training and inference, video processing, financial computing, database analytics networking and bioinformatics.

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Dr. Yassine Hariri
Senior Staff Scientist
AI/ML and Embedded Systems
Office: 1.613.530.4672

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Heterogeneous Computing Middleware Platform (HCMP)Dev Systems

The Heterogeneous Computing Middleware Platform (HCMP) provides middleware that significantly reduces the complexity of developing industrial-strength heterogeneous computing software. Complex tasks such as multi-device memory management, device I/O, kernel scheduling, and dependency management are handled by the platform so that users can focus on writing their applications instead of adhering to complicated specifications.

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Heterogeneous Processing Platform (HPP)Dev SystemsHeterogeneous Processing Platform (HPP)

The Heterogeneous Parallel Platform (HPP) is a highly customizable, flexible and extensible single node computing system integrating a variety of different types of computational units. The HPP brings together the latest technologies in multi-core CPUs, many-core GPUs, application-specific many-cores CPUs and FPGAs in a single prevalidated platform. The HPP development environment includes a complete ecosystem of tools, OS, hardware/Software IPs and reference designs.

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Dr. Yassine Hariri
Senior Staff Scientist
AI/ML and Embedded Systems
Office: 1.613.530.4672

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Microsystems Integration Platforms (MIP)Dev Systems

The Microsystems Integration Platform (MIP) is a benchtop instrument intended for multi-technology validation of the functionality of a micro-device in a system context. Designed to enable proof-of-concept experiments at a laboratory-based system level, the MIP effectively bridges the gap between algorithmic/architectural exploration, stimulus, and measurement of sensors and actuators.

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Susan Xu
Senior Staff Scientist, Photonics
Office: 1.613.530.4692
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MIP Generic MEMS VariantDev SystemsMIP Generic MEMS Variant

The MIP generic MEMS variant bridges the gap between algorithmic/architectural exploration and stimulus, and measurement of MEMS sensors and actuators. It presents a modular, desktop environment for MEMS and electronics device integration and validation in a system context.

The MIP generic MEMS variant has a PXIe-based control system, which includes a system-level design environment, data acquisition, FPGA-based imaging system, FPGA based signal/control processing and signal conditioning, as well as MEMS sensor and actuator interfaces for MEMS micro-device characterization and measurement.

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Susan Xu
Senior Staff Scientist, Photonics
Office: 1.613.530.4692
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MIP Microfluidics VariantDev SystemsMIP Microfluidics Variant

The MIP Microfluidics variant bridges the gap between algorithmic/analysis and stimulus, and measurement of microfluidics bio-sensors and detectors. It presents a modular, desktop environment for microfluidics and electronics device integration and validation in a system context.

The MIP Microfluidics variant has a PXIe-based control system, which includes a system-level design environment, data acquisition, FPGA-based imaging system, FPGA based signal/control processing and signal conditioning, as well as Microfluidics fixtures or interface boards for Microfluidics device characterization and measurement.

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Susan Xu
Senior Staff Scientist, Photonics
Office: 1.613.530.4692
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MIP Micromirror VariantDev SystemsMIP Micromirror Variant

The MIP Micromirror variant bridges the gap between algorithmic/analysis and stimulus, and measurement of MEMS micromirror sensors. It presents a modular, desktop environment for MEMS micromirror and electronics device integration and validation in a system context.

The MIP Micromirror variant has a PXIe-based control system, which includes a system-level design environment, data acquisition, FPGA based signal/control processing and signal conditioning, as well as Micromirror fixtures or interface boards for Micromirror device characterization and measurement.

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Susan Xu
Senior Staff Scientist, Photonics
Office: 1.613.530.4692
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MIP RF-MEMS VariantDev SystemsMIP RF-MEMS Variant

The MIP RF-MEMS variant bridges the gap between algorithmic/analysis and stimulus, and measurement of MEMS RF-MEMS devices. It presents a modular, desktop environment for RF-MEMS and electronics device integration and validation in a system context.

The MIP RF-MEMS variant has a PXIe-based control system, which includes a system-level design environment, RF signal/vector generator, RF signal/vector analyzer, as well as RF switches and fixtures for RF-MEMS device characterization and measurement.

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Susan Xu
Senior Staff Scientist, Photonics
Office: 1.613.530.4692
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MIP Si-Photonic VariantDev SystemsMIP Si-Photonic Variant

The MIP variant for Si-photonic hardware in the loop bridges the gap between algorithmic/architectural exploration and stimulus, and measurement of photonic hardware in the loop of a prototype microsystem. It presents a modular, desktop environment for Si-photonic chip prototyping in a system context.

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Susan Xu
Senior Staff Scientist, Photonics
Office: 1.613.530.4692
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Multiprocessor Array PlatformDev Systems

The Multiprocessor Array (MPA) Platform consists of a General-Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GP-GPU) and a compatible host workstation/server, or multi-core processor technology featured for parallel computing such as Intel Knights Landing. The platform enables researchers to accelerate processing of algorithms and simulations, and explore topics such as multi-core software authoring, modeling, computer architecture, and novel approaches to power-efficient high-performance computing.

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NI/BEEcube Software Defined Radio (SDR) Gen-2Dev SystemsNI/BEEcube Software Defined Radio (SDR) Gen-2

The National Instruments BEEcube-based nanoBEE and megaBEE Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform is a high-performance, scalable and flexible SoC-based computing platform with RF, FPGA, and network interfaces, fully programmable from Matlab/Simulink and proprietary software that allows multi-channel wireless prototyping. The large-capacity and customization features of the system allow for implementing complex Software Defined Radio system in the lab and real-world environment thus enabling research, development, and test.

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Hugh Pollitt-Smith
Team Leader, Embedded Systems
Office: 1.613.530.4668
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Real-time Embedded Systems Lab (RESL)Dev Systems

The Real-time Embedded Systems Lab (RESL) at the University of Waterloo focuses on real-time embedded software and systems that are at the intersection of software technology, embedded networking, and applied formal methods. Real-time embedded systems are characterized by their interaction with the environment through sensors and actuators, their resource-constrained platforms, and non-functional properties. Part of the Embedded Systems Canada CFI project, the RESL is staffed by a full-time software engineer and is open to both academic and industrial use.

RESL Contact

Dr. Sebastian Fischmeister
University of Waterloo E5-4112
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Phone: 1.519.888.4567 ext:33694
Email: sfischme@uwaterloo.ca

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RISC-V Processor Design and PrototypingDev Systems

RISC-V is a free, open instruction set architecture, (ISA) that enables processor innovation through open standard collaboration. The RISC-V ISA provides the research community with an opportunity for innovation in new system products, particularly for machine learning and edge computing.

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Hugh Pollitt-Smith
Team Leader, Embedded Systems
Office: 1.613.530.4668
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SOSCIP Agile Computing PlatformDev Systems

The SOSCIP Agile Computing Platform consists of a set of supported online FPGA Systems, including Nallatech PCIe-385N and Alpha Data PCIe-8K5 boards housed in x86 and Power8 Servers. These FPGA boards can be programmed using OpenCL and make use of IBM’s CAPI interface, which allows the FPGA and Power8 processor to operate in a peer-to-peer coherent relationship. Suitable applications include compute-intensive tasks requiring efficient server-side processing in areas such as health, machine learning, signal processing, Monte Carlo simulations, and big data analytics.

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James Millar
Technical Staff, Embedded Systems Design
Office: 1.613.530.4673
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SwiftMote IoT Customizable Sensor PlatformDev Systems

The SwiftMote Sensor Platform is a Bluetooth wireless sensor mote. SwiftMote is an open platform designed to be a proving ground for your novel sensors and packaging research to showcase to investors. Jump-start your research by using SwiftMote out of the box or customize to suit your R&D needs. SwiftMote includes everything needed to sense the environment, store the data, and forward the Information to a phone using Bluetooth.

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James Millar
Technical Staff, Embedded Systems Design
Office: 1.613.530.4673
Wireless Sensor Network KitsDev SystemsWireless Sensor Network Kits

For Configuration 1

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Olive Zhao
Technical Staff, Embedded Systems Design
Office: 1.613.530.4696

For Configuration 2

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James Millar
Technical Staff, Embedded Systems Design
Office: 1.613.530.4673

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Xilinx KC705 Evaluation KitDev Systems

The KC705 is a high-performance, high-speed design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enables quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Xilinx KCU105 Evaluation KitDev Systems

The KCU105 is a high-performance, high-speed design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enable quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Xilinx VC707 Evaluation KitDev Systems

The VC707 is a high-performance, high-speed design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enables quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.

archive, Hardware Platforms, Xilinx, Xilinx Evaluation Kits
Xilinx ZC706 Evaluation KitDev Systems

The ZC706 is a high-performance, high-speed hardware/software design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enable quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.

archive, Hardware Platforms, Xilinx, Xilinx Evaluation Kits
Xilinx ZCU102 Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Evaluation KitDev SystemsXilinx ZCU102 Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Evaluation Kit

The ZCU102 is a high-performance, high-speed hardware/software design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enables quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Request this equipment on a short-term loan basis.

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Xilinx-based Platform ML605Dev SystemsXilinx-based Platform ML605

The ML605 is a high-performance, high-speed FPGA design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enables quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA ML605 Evaluation Kit, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.

How to Rent

Request this equipment on a short-term loan basis.

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Open source design platforms for accelerated system development.

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