Date:22nd Aug 2011
BittWare's Anemone chips for FPGAs available
on FMC card
BittWare has announced that its Anemone chips will first
appear on an FMC (VITA 57) mezzanine card that attaches
to BittWare's existing line of Altera-based FPGA COTS boards.
Anemone co-processors offload C language processing from
"The Anemone processor is a paradigm changer on many
fronts; one of the most compelling is that it turns co-processing
upside down by accelerating an FPGA instead of the other
way around," stated Jeff Milrod, BittWare President
Anemone processor chip has 16 small and elegant RISC processors
optimized for floating-point. The key breakthrough is the
way these processors are interconnected and also tied directly
into an FPGA. The first BittWare product-using Anemone is
called AA-FMC. The AA-FMC hosts four Anemone104 chips providing
a total sustained performance of up to 128 GFLOPS, and meets
the industry-standard for the FMC mezzanine form factor.
BittWare is accepting orders now and boards will ship starting
at the end of September. Anemone is an implementation of
the Epiphany architecture from Adapteva, a startup company
in which BittWare is an investor.