FPGA-based system-on-modules target key vertical industry sectors
Subs & Systems
EnSilica has appointed Anglia Components as its business development partner
in the UK and Ireland for its eSi-Modules family of FPGA-based
system-on-modules. Anglia will target the eSi-Modules at key vertical
industry sectors including utilities, smart cities, oil and gas, access
control, medical devices, IoT, industrial internet and telematics.
"We have been seeking to appoint a business development partner for some
time to extend the market penetration of our eSi-Modules family," said Ian
Lankshear, CEO, EnSilica. "With its strong application knowledge, extensive
team of field application engineers, good outreach into key vertical
markets, excellent geographical coverage and complementary product lines,
Anglia is the perfect choice."
John Bowman, marketing director, Anglia, added: "EnSilica helps us to offer
a solution for both existing FPGA users and for customers who have a design
which requires a FPGA but perhaps don't have the budget or design resource
to develop their own solution. Anglia already has a very strong range of
advanced companion ICs for FPGA-based designs from Analog Devices, Intersil,
Avago and Murata Power Solutions."
EnSilica's eSi-Modules family currently comprises the eSi-ZM1 small form
factor system-on-module built around the Xilinx Zynq extensible programming
platform with Xilinx Series-7 FPGA fabric and powered by an ARM dual-core
Cortex A9 processor running embedded Linux. This is supported by the
eSi-ZB1-DK full development kit comprising carrier board, ZM1 module and a
power supply, and eSi-ZB1-BB carrier board without the ZM1 module.
Commenting, David Pearson, Anglia's technical director, said: "By
encompassing the challenging part of an embedded system into a small module,
EnSilica's eSi-ZM1 dramatically simplifies baseboard development both in
terms of the number of layers and layout complexity. Combining a powerful
dual-core ARM A9 subsystem running embedded Linux together with the Xilinx
Series-7 FPGA fabric enables the design of smarter systems that demand
real-time hardware performance."
The eSi-ZM1 facilitates low risk and fast-time-to-market development with
minimal integration effort across a range of applications and hardware
designs without sacrificing differentiation or flexibility. It is unique in
providing an exceptionally high I/O count, delivering the full capability of
the FPGA fabric without sacrificing signal integrity. It provides a broad
range of advanced I/O including gigabit Ethernet, USB, I2C and SD card.
Ready to use out-of-the-box, all standalone module sales will be handled by
Anglia with EnSilica supporting its direct OEM accounts and Anglia's
customers who require FPGA implementation, software development and
verification engineering support on a case-by-case basis, says the company.