SBS Technologies FPGA Computing Platform Boosts Performance, Lowers Cost For Imaging Applications

Tsunami architecture exceeds processing capacity of multi-CPU based boards for a reduced cost

  • TS-DK-IT01 software targeted at high performance image processing applications
  • Flexible and customizable I/O mezzanine for unique customer requirements
  • Up to 5 FPGAs per board in a powerful and scalable design
  • 64 bit/ 66 MHz PCI format for high bandwidth and low cost of ownership
  • 3 GB/s bandwidth I/O data rates for highest performance applications BOSTON, Mass., Embedded Systems Conference, September 16, 2003 – Today, SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, introduced the TS-DK-IT01, an imaging development kit aimed at leveraging Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) processing capabilities for high-performance imaging applications. This development kit includes the SBS Tsunami FPGA platform, infrastructure software, development environment and multiple resources for integration of CameraLink™ and other custom image processing applications. The SBS Tsunami, an advanced FPGA-based computing platform uses multiple FPGAs as the actual processing engine on a high-performance single board computer (SBC). The result is a complete computing system capable of supporting algorithm-intensive, high-bandwidth applications with far less real estate, lower power, and less expense than existing multi-CPU or DSP systems. "FPGA-based processing power comes from ASIC-like efficiency of software re-programmable logic, and the ability to parallel-process multiple streams of data," said Ron Strauss, Vice President and General Manager of SBS Canada. "If your imaging application requires the resources of multiple CPUs or DSPs to process the required data rate and algorithm complexity, you should instead be considering an FPGA Computing solution." TS-DK-IT01- Imaging Tool Kit
    This developers' kit hardware and software package provides the resources to quickly begin leveraging FPGA Computing using a Camera Link™ or LVDS camera. The following components are provided:
  • Tsunami PCI with Stratix™ FPGA Processor
  • CameraLink or LVDS Mezzanine I/O Board
  • SBS Wave Imaging Tool Kit and FPGA infrastructure software for rapid system development
  • Altera® Quartus®, SOPC Builder and NIOS development kit
  • SBS support services and engineering resources
  • General purpose I/O mezzanine board with parallel and serial interfaces also available Price and Availability
    The TS-DK-IT01, which includes the Tsunami platform, is available now, and pricing starts at US $7,500. About SBS Technologies, Inc.
    SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the commercial, communication, enterprise, and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications, including communication networking, medical imaging, industrial automation, and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at
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