S2C Extends Its Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale FPGA Prototyping Board Family with Dual VU440 Prodigy™ Logic Module
Nov 17, 2015

Solution Allows for Easy, Reliable, and Cable-Free Design Partitioning Along with Superior Performance

SAN JOSE, Calif, November 17, 2015 —— S2C, Inc, a leading provider of FPGA-based rapid prototyping solutions, has announced the availability of its Dual VU440 Prodigy Logic Module that supports the latest Xilinx Virtex UltraScale (VU) 440 FPGA. The Dual VU440 Prodigy LM is an all-purpose FPGA prototyping system comprised of a single-board. The Dual VU LM’s exceptional compact size (280mm * 250mm) is ideal for use on a desktop and for testing in the field while its considerable gate count size makes it a popular choice for prototyping large IPs or mid-size SoCs. The Dual VU440 Prodigy Logic Modules features:

  • 518 interconnections, 12 GTH transceivers ease design partitioning without cables or interconnect boards
  • 1,200 general purpose I/Os, 64 GTH transceivers on 12 high-speed connectors
  • Up to 150MHz superior performance with high reliability
  • Compatible with 80+ Prodigy Daughter Card Library
  • Full scalability - use in standalone or in Cloud Cube™ enterprise modes
  • Abundant add-on features

The Dual VU440 Prodigy Logic Module can scale to handle designs up to 88M gates and 177.2Mb of internal memory. The on-board DDR4 SO-DIMM socket and DDR3 SO-DIMM socket can support up to a total of 16GB of memory. Multiple Dual VU Logic Modules can be conveniently connected together to expand capacity, and up to 16 Logic Modules can be configured in a Cloud Cube, enterprise-class prototyping system to support a large-scale SoC design.

The Dual VU Logic Module features 6th generation remote management functions through either USB or Ethernet. Prodigy Player Pro™ Runtime Software is included and can be run on both Windows and Linux systems to perform basic functions such as FPGA download, write/read on-board SD card for off-line download, clock and reset set-up, I/O voltage settings, hardware monitoring, and self-test. The Player Pro Runtime Software also supports Virtual SWs & LEDs for simple tasks such as changing a setting or indicating a condition remotely, and automatically determining what daughter cards are installed on Logic Modules or cable setups between connectors.

“The introduction of our Dual VU Prodigy Logic Module enables our customers of larger designs to further reap the benefits of our Prodigy Logic Module features,” said Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C. “Our Dual VU solution is a great example of our commitment to building the various FPGA prototyping configurations that the market requires. As with the rest of our Logic Modules, Dual VU works with all of our solutions within our Prodigy Complete Prototyping Platform including our expansive library of Prodigy Prototype Ready™ Daughter Cards.”


About S2C

With over 200 customers, S2C's focus is on SoC/ASIC development to reduce the SoC design cycle. Our highly qualified engineering team and customer-centric sales force understands our users' SoC development needs. S2C systems have been deployed by leaders in consumer electronics, communications, computing, image processing, data storage, research, defense, education, automotive, medical, design services, and silicon IP. S2C is headquartered in San Jose, CA with offices and distributors around the globe including the UK, Israel, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.



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