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BEEcube Will be Exhibiting at CMC Symposium 2011
Oct 07, 2011 (03:10 PM EDT)

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BEEcube will be exhibiting at the CMC Symposium 2011 Wednesday October 19 and Thursday, October 20 at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec.

BEEcube will be showing off its' BEE3 FPGA computing cluster for HPC and CPU architecture exploration for Canadian Academic researchers. It enables a wide range of high-performance, real-time implementations in multiple applications.  BEE3 allows for flexible algorithm and feature set definitions and as a result excels as a true real-time development platform. It is part of the Xilinx University Program.

Each BEE3 system or module consists of 4 Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs based on a unique HPC (High Performance Computing) Honeycombarchitecture.  BEE3 modules can be stacked or clustered to increase capacity without losing speed.  Using Sting I/Oand depending on the design, users can run prototype logic up to 400 MHz and digital interface communication at 160 Gbps per BEE3 module, including optical interfaces and multiple Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital components.  BEE3 has a distributed operating system, Nectar OSwith local monitoring and control for full speed debugging and trace.

BEEcube will be highlighting the miniBEE, the newest generation BEE, which is similar to BEE4 customer usage but made smaller. miniBEE consists of a single Virtex-6 FPGA, LX240 to SX475, with up to 32GB of memory, two FMC slots, and a high end Sandy Bridge Intel Processor. miniBEE offers application flexibility and customization as well as significant throughput capacity in a smaller footprint. miniBEE makes an excellent lab addition to any testing environment.

BEEcube will be emphasizing these capabilities in an arbitrary waveform generator demonstration.  This system implements a complete arbitrary waveform generator with up to 16 billion samples memory capacity.  The BEE4 system also allows the user to create any signal form imaginable or preconfigured from Matlab. Signal interface is done directly through one of four BEE4's "combined DAC/ADC" FMC expansion boards.

Another demonstration is a video processor reference design that features live high definition video streaming manipulation.  Real time manipulation is done all through software using BEEcube's Nectar OS, allowing users to modify filters, FPGA registers, and coefficients interactively.

About BEEcube

BEEcube, a leading provider of advanced system-level FPGA prototyping platforms, was founded in 2006. Spinning out of the University of California, Berkeley, BEEcube's founders include the best academic minds in Silicon Valley and are credited with founding a number of leading companies, including Atheros Communications.

There are over 200 BEE systems deployed worldwide in major corporations and top universities. Corporations currently using BEE systems include: Xilinx, Microsoft, Oracle, Boeing, Huawei, Lincoln Labs, Aerospace Corporation, and Thales Group. Leading universities include: University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, Barcelona Super Computing Center, Tokyo University, Tsinghua University, and Peking University.

For more information contact or visit the website: Telephone: (510) 252-1136. Facsimile: (888) 700-8917. BEEcube's corporate headquarters is based at 39465 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 3700, Fremont, CA 94538.

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