Embedded development platform for gigabit network applications based on FPGA

Authors:Korček Pavol, Kořenek Jan, Šimek Václav
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Keywords:Network applications, FPGA platform, embedded system
Embedded FPGA platform for gigabit network applications (u4G-150) is a FPGA-based board developed for wire-speed acceleration and/or processing of network packets up to 1 Gbps. It consist of a powerful Xilinx Spartan-6 FGPA of biggest size and speedgrade. It will be used also as an experimental platform.

Platform uses four metallic RJ45 ports for network connectivity, two 256 MB DDR3 memories for fast local data storage or system RAM, 16 MB boot flash for FPGA device which can be also used as a slow persistent local data storage, slot for micro SD(HC/XC) memory cards, powerful USB3.0 chip for high performance transfers to computer or attached storage device (USB flash disc), serial (UART) connection with micro USB Type B connector and standard JTAG connector used mainly for easy debugging and finally some signalization LEDs. It also consists of other components (power components, crystals, passive components etc.).

Development for u4G-150 platform is fully under Xilinx EDK (Embedded Development Kit) and Xilinx SDK (Software Development Kit) with own port of Linux for MicroBlaze 8.00.b processor and bootloader for SD(HC/XC) memory cards. Some other details can be found in the technical report (in Czech). Please contact authors if you are interested in this software support.

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Please consult licensing details with the project ("Modern Tools for Detection and Mitigation of Cyber Criminality on the New Generation Internet") leader.

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