MATLAB and Simulink added to Avnet’s FPGA offering
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has introduced a development kit that combines MathWorks MATLAB, Simulink and HDL Coder software tools with the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP development kit.
The distributor claimed the development kit will allow users to build and test models in Simulink and automatically generate HDL code for Kintex-7 FPGAs, which “will let engineers focus more on their algorithms and system design instead of set-up tasks”, said Avnet.
The MathWorks software package, which can be purchased with the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP development kit with high-speed analogue, includes MATLAB, Simulink, HDL Coder, MATLAB Coder, Fixed-Point Toolbox, Simulink Fixed-Point, DSP System Toolbox and Signal Processing Toolbox.
The tools integrate with Xilinx ISE Design Suite, and reference designs.
“With so many different, incompatible tools needed to develop and test today’s complex systems, engineers often waste time trying to assemble and integrate the right set of hardware and software tools for their tasks,” said Amnon Gai, corporate development and partner programs manager, MathWorks.
“A turnkey solution that enables users to build and test models in Simulink and automatically generate HDL code for Kintex-7 FPGAs will let engineers focus more on their algorithms and system design instead of set-up tasks,” said Gai.
The integrated hardware and software package can be purchased from Avnet starting at $13,995.
“Xilinx and MathWorks have worked together for many years to simplify the software development flow for DSP designers using FPGAs,” said Tom Hill, senior DSP marketing manager at Xilinx.