Interface Concept: VITA 66.5 compliant 3U VPX Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA board

first_imgInterface Concept is announcing the IC-FEP-VPX3f board, a new high-speed 3U VPX FPGA board based on the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale technology and designed for the signal-processing-intensive applications of high-performance embedded computing systems.The IC-FEP-VPX3f board is the first VITA 66.5 compliant 3U VPX Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA board available today on the market. The VITA 66.5 standard enhances VPX capabilities by offering fiber optic interfaces on the board’s backplane connectors: the IC-FEP-VPX3f comes with 12 such full-duplex optical lanes.Interface Concept has selected the LightCONEX LC 150G optical interconnect from Reflex Photonics to equip its IC-FEP-VPX3f, as it is the only full-duplex optical interconnect with 24-lane transceivers on the market. It provides bandwidth in excess of 150 Gbps, and delivers unprecedented performance to our FPGA VPX board.The IC-FEP-VPX3f board integrates the following key devices: a user-programmable Xilinx Kintex UltraScale  FPGA (KU060, KU85 or KU115) based on the cutting-edge 20 nm technology and which provides higher performance than its predecessors while maintaining low power consumption; 8GB of 64-bit wide DDR4 (2 x Bank of 4GB); 2*128 Mbytes of QSPI Flash for bit streams storage; 1*128 Mbytes of QSPI Flash for user data storage; one Xilinx Artix -7 transceiver optimized FPGA.From an interface point of view, the Kintex® UltraScale™ FPGA directly connects to the board’s backplane connectors via SERDES, LVDS and fiber, thus optimizing digital signal processing, packet processing and board transfer performance with achievable data rates of up to 16.3 Gbps. Up to 3*4-lane fabric ports are available on the board’s VPX connectors, configurable as either 3 * GTH x4 to Fat Pipes on the P1A and P1B VITA 66.4 connectors, or 3 * GTH x4 to 12 optical transceivers on the VITA 66.5 connector (12TRX). In addition, 28 FPGA GPIOs are made available on the P2 VITA 66.4 connector.The board is delivered with host drivers and an example design including hardware IP Resources (VHDL code) that can be used to implement PCI Express Gen2/Gen3 links, 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (XAUI, 10GBase-KR) and Xilinx Aurora. A VITA 57.4 compliant FMC+ site is available to plug in an FPGA Mezzanine Card (see our FMC modules range). Additional accessories include an Engineering kit (JTAG ports for FPGA configuration) and rear transition modules. From a firmware standpoint, the IC-FEP-VPX3f board is compatible with the Xilinx development tools (Vivado, platform cable). The board is available in standard, air-cooled and conduction-cooled grades (85°C).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Verification environment leverages digital twins for automotive SoC designNext Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates comprehensive range of testing solutionslast_img read more

Agriculture Push-Start Going Well

first_img Minister Hutchinson, who was speaking with JIS News at the Women and Youth in Agriculture Consultation Forum at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Friday (January 19), said the project is providing returns for the participants. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the pilot of the Agriculture Push-Start (APS) programme, launched in Guys Hill, St. Mary in October, is progressing well.Under the initiative, being undertaken in collaboration with the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project, among other partners, approximately 20 farmers have been engaged in the production of Irish potato, onions and Scotch bonnet peppers.Minister Hutchinson, who was speaking with JIS News at the Women and Youth in Agriculture Consultation Forum at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Friday (January 19), said the project is providing returns for the participants.He noted that there has been an 89 per cent compliance rate in the repayment of loans provided to the farmers for planting.Minister Hutchinson said the Ministry will be looking to get more persons involved in the APS.He said the Ministry is working with the National Land Agency (NLA) in order to ensure that persons who are interested in farming can have access to idle State lands.“The aim of the programme is to engage anyone who wants to pursue agriculture as a business, to give them a good start, and, in so doing, we are creating employment. This is about providing opportunities to better provide for you and your family, your social empowerment and community development,” he noted.Minister Hutchinson informed that more crops will be added to the programme as part of measures to cut down on food imports.“We have the capacity to grow most of these crops ourselves. When we look at tomato, cantaloupe, gungo peas, carrot, and thyme, we should never be importing these crops, and so… once we find that this programme gets off, all of these crops will be coming into the programme to give those who want to get involved a push-start,” he said. Minister Hutchinson said the Ministry will be looking to get more persons involved in the APS. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the pilot of the Agriculture Push-Start (APS) programme, launched in Guys Hill, St. Mary in October, is progressing well.last_img read more

MSU responds to House inquiry shares reports related to complaints against Nassar

first_img14Feb MSU responds to House inquiry, shares reports related to complaints against Nassar Categories: Kesto News,LaSata News “The information we received today is another strong step toward the kind of accountability and transparency we expect from Michigan State University,” said LaSata, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. “We will review the documents to see how MSU handled the complaints, and then take appropriate measures based on our findings.” The information was in response to the official request made in a Jan. 25 letter from state Reps. Klint Kesto and Kim LaSata, who are leading the House’s inquiry into complaints filed to MSU in 2014-17 against convicted sex offender Larry Nassar. The Michigan House of Representatives today received documents and communications totaling more than 1,300 pages from Michigan State University. Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, agreed while noting that several bills and resolutions inspired by the Nassar case have already been introduced. “This information will be crucial to identify what we need to do in the Legislature to build a better, safer system on our college campuses,” Kesto said. “The information we now have is expected to go a long way toward that goal. As we review everything, we will continue to work on the reforms to protect students and build on making certain this never happens again in Michigan.”last_img read more

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Health care just the latest industry Amazon seeks to upend

Kohl’s, meanwhile, let Amazon inside its doors. The department store chain opened Amazon shops within its stores, selling Amazon’s voice-activated Echo devices and other products. It also installed lockers where shoppers could pick up Amazon orders.But others weren’t so quick to make changes. When toy seller Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy protection last year, it mentioned Amazon in its filing several times, saying that the online retailer’s low prices were hard to match. And it said its Babies R Us chain lost customers to Amazon’s subscription services, which allowed parents to receive diapers at their doorstep automatically. Toys R Us blamed its “old technology infrastructure” for not offering subscriptions.___SUPERMARKET SHIFTS In this Dec. 20, 2017, photo, Prime Now customer orders are ready for delivery at the Amazon warehouse, in New York. Details on the new health care company Amazon announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, with Berkshire and JPMorgan are slim. But experts say Amazon has the ability to shake up the industry. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) When Amazon sets its sights on a new industry, corporate America shudders. In this Jan. 17, 2018 photo, customers exit a Whole Foods Market in North Miami, Fla. When Amazon sets its sights on a new industry, corporate America shudders. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, when the online retailing giant said it is working with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to create a health care company to offer an “affordable” option to their employees, stocks of health insurers tumbled. Last year supermarket stocks slumped when Amazon unexpectedly bought Whole Foods. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods pushed grocery stores to look at how they can improve their online ordering and delivery services.Some have partnered with delivery service Instacart. Walmart has expanded its online ordering and store pickup service. And Target recently bought grocery-delivery service Shipt.Amazon hasn’t made major changes to Whole Foods yet. It has, however, lowered prices on some goods, such as milk, bananas and organic kale. And it installed areas in some locations to sell Kindles and Echos.But last week it offered a hint at how it envisions the future of grocery shopping. It opened a store in its hometown of Seattle with no cashiers or registers. Instead, shoppers scan a smartphone app to enter Amazon Go, grab what they want and they are automatically charged for their merchandise when they leave.___HEALTH CAREDetails on the new health care company Amazon announced with Berkshire and JPMorgan are slim. But experts say Amazon has the ability to shake up the industry.It already has a connection with shoppers if the company wants to expand beyond employees, says Kate McCarthy, a senior analyst at Forrester. And it has the infrastructure, too: Amazon lockers, which are already in many supermarkets and convenience stores, could be used to deliver prescriptions, says McCarthy. “Amazon can do just about anything,” she says.But the complex world of health care regulation may slow it down.It’s a “complicated space,” says Idris Adjerid, a professor at University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Amazon to debut cashier-less store in downtown Seattle The latest example came Tuesday, when the online retailing giant said it is working with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to create a company to offer affordable health care to their employees. Stocks of health insurers tumbled, erasing billions of dollars in shareholder value.It has happened before. Supermarket stocks slumped when Amazon unexpectedly bought Whole Foods last year. And when Amazon said it would sell Kenmore washing machines last summer, it rattled the shares of other appliance sellers.Why is Amazon feared? Because it can grow businesses fast and take market share quickly, says Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.”Amazon is a serial innovator,” Gordon says. “They’re very smart. Amazon scans the horizon and says, ‘Why are they doing it that way?'”Below, a look at Amazon’s history of disruption:___IT ALL STARTED WITH BOOKSBefore it sold toilet paper, TVs and just about anything else, Amazon.com launched in 1995 as a site that mostly sold books. At the time, it pushed other booksellers to beef up their online presence.But Amazon shook up the industry again in 2007, when it launched its Kindle e-book reader. Soon, more people traded paper books for digital versions. Barnes & Noble followed with the Nook e-reader two years later. But Borders, another bookstore chain, was slow to react and went out of business in 2011. In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, customer Kirsty Carey, left, gets ready to swipe her credit card for clerk Marissa Pacchiarotti, as she makes one of the first purchases at the opening day for Amazon Books in Seattle. Amazon has opened more than a dozen locations of Amazon Books, which also sell some toys, electronics and Amazon gadgets. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Explore further Now Amazon is moving into physical bookstores. It has opened more than a dozen locations of Amazon Books, which also sell some toys, electronics and Amazon gadgets.___RETAIL RECKONINGBut don’t blame just Amazon for the failure of other retailers, says Neil Saunders, an analyst at GlobalData Retail. Blame competitors for not evolving, he says.”Amazon isn’t a killer,” he says. “It’s just a disrupter.”Big retailers, such as Target and Walmart, have spent billions to catch up with Amazon, and it seems to be paying off. Both companies have posted large increases in online sales recently. Citation: Health care just the latest industry Amazon seeks to upend (2018, January 31) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-health-latest-industry-amazon-upend.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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