Agilent Technologies offers industry-first FPGA probe application
Nov 02, 2004
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the industry first's field programmable gate array (FPGA) dynamic probe application for Agilent Infiniium mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs).
The Agilent N5397A FPGA dynamic probe is said to yield significant productivity improvements for engineering teams debugging Xilinx FPGAs. This application reduces the overall time and cost involved in debug and validation of designs incorporating FPGA development.
The new Infiniium MSO application enables engineers to select new groups of internal signals to probe, without requiring time-consuming design recompiles.
"The Infiniium MSO is playing an increasingly important role in digital designers' development," said Brent Przybus, product marketing manager of Xilinx's Advanced Products Division. "Agilent is extending the power of the MSO with the Agilent N5397A to dramatically shorten digital debug and validation time in designs that incorporate Xilinx FPGAs."
"Agilent's state-of-the-art probing techniques give digital designers much needed insight more quickly," said Galen Wampler, industry analyst at Prime Data. "Being able to change probe points in seconds, instead of hours, will allow design teams to validate their Xilinx FPGA designs faster than ever and speed new technologies to market less expensively."
Additional information about the Agilent B4655A FPGA dynamic probe for 16900 Series, 1680 Series, and 1690 Series logic analyzers is available at www.agilent.com/find/FPGA.