The HES-7 prototyping solution is designed to allow for easy implementation and expansion. Using only one or two large FPGAs, rather than multiple low density FPGAs, HES-7 does not require as much labour-intensive partitioning or tool expense.
Using a non-proprietary HES-7 backplane connector, the solution can easily expand prototype capacity from 4 up to 96million ASIC gates. The scalable capacity of HES-7, when coupled with open-source Linux, Android and FreeRTOS solutions (available from Xilinx) delivers a powerful verification platform.
For applications that require intensive computations and operating systems, HES-7 uses a Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC to leverage the serial processing capabilities of the ARM Cortex-A9 processor.
Prototyping with HES-7
ARM Cortex support with Xilinx Zynq
Essential SoC peripherals included