Using Efficient Serial Connectivity at up to 15.6Gbps per lane, over
a standard FMC interface, the new Bandwidth Engine C-FMC Platform mates
seamlessly with FPGA carrier cards to reduce interconnect complexity and
development time for high speed applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 31, 2015–
MoSys
(NASDAQ: MOSY), a leader in semiconductor solutions that enable fast,
intelligent data access for network and communications systems, today
announced the release of its flexible, turnkey development platform for
the Bandwidth
Engine® IC
family. The MoSys®
Bandwidth Engine 2 Compact FMC Development Kit
consists of a
Bandwidth Engine 2 evaluation board, MoSys IC
Spotlight™ Analyzer
software and host controller reference code. The
Bandwidth Engine IC and development platform are designed to accelerate
performance and reduce design complexity for high-speed memory
applications such as look up tables, search, buffering or statistics.

Bandwidth Engine devices provide memory capacity, throughput and
functional offloads to accelerate applications ranging from carrier and
data center routers and switches in core, aggregation and access
networks, to load balancing and security applications, including
high-speed data analytics and real-time HD/4K/8K video content analysis.
Bandwidth Engine ICs also have intelligent offload capabilities to
accelerate a variety of operations using only a single instruction from
the host.

MoSys’ IC Spotlight Analyzer is a software toolkit which enables system
designers to debug and perform on-chip analysis of high-speed serial I/O
channels connected with Bandwidth Engine serial memory devices, enabling
rapid system bring up. The reference RTL source code for the host
interface allows system developers to utilize, modify and study a
variety of host interface implementations in order to optimize
performance for their applications.

The FMC board is connected to the FPGA carrier card via a serial
interface running up to sixteen lanes at 15.6 Gbps per lane utilizing
the VITA 57.1 standard interface, which enables connectivity with a wide
range of Xilinx and Altera FPGAs. The board is designed to be
self-contained and can be powered and operated entirely through the FMC
interface, and it also has a number of features and external connectors
for debug as needed. The C-FMC board measures 76.5 mm by 69 mm and can
easily fit on a standard profile PCIe card in a rackmount server chassis.

MoSys’ high-density Bandwidth Engine has demonstrated industry-leading
performance with the GigaChip® Interface on the following FPGA platforms:

  • Altera® Stratix IV, Stratix V, Arria® 10 and upcoming Stratix 10
    development kits available from Altera, HiTech Global and ReflexCES;
    and
  • Xilinx® Virtex®-6, Virtex-7, Kintex UltraScale™, Virtex Ultrascale and
    upcoming Ultrascale+ on development kits available from Xilinx and
    HiTech Global.

“As the data processing and performance requirements have increased
across the entire spectrum of applications, challenges in memory
bandwidth, pin count, routability and capacity are becoming pervasive.
The MoSys Bandwidth Engine solves these bottlenecks by monolithically
integrating a serial interface, performance memory and offload
capability. When used with FPGAs, the solution delivers scalable
performance and differentiated features, whether augmenting base designs
or innovating an architecture from scratch,” said John
Monson
, VP of marketing and sales for MoSys. “We are pleased to work
with our FPGA partners to enable easy connectivity to the Bandwidth
Engine feature set in a compact, flexible FMC-based evaluation platform
to accelerate development time and reduce system bring up risk for our
mutual customers.”  

“We continue to work closely with MoSys to integrate the Bandwidth
Engine and new FMC boards into the Stratix and Arria platforms to
maximize system performance,” said Marc
Clevenger
, strategic marketing manager in Altera’s infrastructure
business unit. “Today, we have Arria 10 FPGA boards up and running,
connected to the MoSys Bandwidth Engine, and are planning future
solutions based on Stratix 10 FPGA reference boards. MoSys continues to
develop innovative solutions that complement the performance
requirements of Altera’s FPGAs.”

“The new FMC card from MoSys connects with our widely available Kintex
and Virtex UltraScale development platforms to simplify the development
and evaluation of new applications for mutual customers,” said Kirk
Saban
, senior director of silicon product management and marketing
at Xilinx. “The combination of Xilinx FPGAs and MoSys’ Bandwidth Engine
is enabling industry leading serial memory performance. The support
provided by our Kintex and Virtex UltraScale will broaden even further
with the imminent availability of our UltraScale+ family devices.”

“The FMC interconnect standard defines a modular, scalable IO for
FPGA-based platforms,” stated Jerry
Gipper
, VITA executive director. “We were pleased to see MoSys’
innovative adaptation of the FMC standard to support their high-speed
serial memory devices which are gaining interest in the industry for
their performance and ease of implementation.”

The MoSys Bandwidth Engine 2 Compact FMC Development Kit is immediately
available. For information about evaluation platforms, availability and
pricing, contact a local MoSys sales representative at http://www.mosys.com/contact.php.

About MoSys, Inc.

MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) is a fabless semiconductor company enabling
leading equipment manufacturers in the networking and communications
systems markets to address the continual increase in Internet users,
data and services. The company’s solutions deliver data path
connectivity, speed and intelligence while eliminating data access
bottlenecks on line cards and systems scaling from 100G to
multi-terabits per second. Engineered and built for high-reliability
carrier and enterprise applications, MoSys’ Bandwidth Engine® and
LineSpeed™ IC product families are based on the company’s patented
high-performance, high-density intelligent access and high-speed serial
interface technology, and utilize the company’s highly efficient
GigaChip® Interface. MoSys is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
More information is available at www.mosys.com.

Bandwidth Engine, GigaChip, and MoSys are registered trademarks of
MoSys, Inc. in the US and/or other countries. IC Spotlight, LineSpeed
and the MoSys logo are trademarks of MoSys, Inc. All other marks
mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Source: MoSys, Inc.

MoSys, Inc.
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kperham@mosys.com
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Shelton
Group
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