Quad S4 Prodigy Logic Module 

The Quad S4 Prodigy Logic Module is the latest addition to our 4th generation SoC/ASIC prototyping hardware that can fit designs up to 32.8M gates with four Altera Stratix IV 820E FPGAs on one board. Each FPGA has 480 I/Os on 4 Logic Module connectors for a total of 1,920 I/Os available on 16 connectors. The I/O voltage on each connector can be individually adjusted to1.5/1.8/2.5/3.0V to connect to a variety of SoC interfaces at the same time. The Quad S4 Prodigy Logic Module features a 300 interconnect bus between the 4 FPGAs for SoC bus architectures, and additional interconnects are available through use of interconnection accessory modules. Users can easily download FPGAs, generate programmable clocks, and self-test hardware from S2C’s Prodigy Player Pro Runtime software via a straightforward USB2.0 interface.

Large Capacity

  • Up to 32.8M ASIC gates
  • Up to 132Mbits of FPGA internal memory
  • Up to 4096 embedded18x18 multipliers
  • Two on-board DDR2 SO-DIMM socket
  • Two on-board DDR3 SO-DIMM socket

High Performance & Reliability

  • High-Speed PCB Simulation by the leading PCB design company, Japan Circuit
  • Provides up to 240W power enabling FPGA operation at high-speed
  • Dynamically adjust FPGA current/voltage safety threshold
  • Power modules are well isolated
  • Comprehensive self-test via Prodigy Player Pro software

Flexible & Powerful I/O

  • Up to 480 dedicated I/Os per FPGA
  • Up to 300 shared net and I/O for each FPGA
  • Equal trace length for I/Os from same I/O connector
  • Dedicated I/O voltage can be individually adjusted to 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V or 3.0V for each connector
  • Shared I/O voltage support 2.5V

Advanced Clock Management

  • 19 user clocks can be selected from the following
    - 3 Oscillator sockets/3 pairs of differential SMB clock inputs
    - 6 programmable clock sources (1~195 MHz)
    - 10 feedback clocks from any user FPGA
  • Convenient Programmability through Prodigy Player Pro software GUI

Other convenient features

  • Less than 5 second FPGA configuration through USB interface from Prodigy Player Pro software
  • Supports FPGA downloading from on-board SD card module
  • Supports desktop PC power supply

Use Models The S4 Prodigy Logic Modules are designed with flexibility and reusability in mind for easily extending a prototyping system for different applications. The expandable dedicated I/Os, the stackable shared I/Os and the high-performance and reliability connectors, enables users to apply the S4 Prodigy Logic Modules in various ways.

Four major applications:

 With Daughter Board  
  Different SoC designs have different peripherals. The peripherals can be designed as daughter boards to the S4 PRODIGY Logic Module thus the main FPGA boards are reusable to save cost.

S2C supplies a wide array of accessory modules to help you quickly build a comprehensive SoC prototype. Click here to select the existing daughter boards for your prototyping system.
 With Mother Board  
Prodigy Logic Modules can also be mounted on customized mother boards to form more complicated system prototypes.

S2C also provides services to build customized mother boards.
 Multiple S4 Prodigy Logic Module Stacked
  S4 Prodigy Logic Modules can be stacked or tiled to expand the logic capacity.
 With Co-Simulation Software  
Expand your FPGA-based prototype usage by co-modeling with user’s verification environment:
  • Cycle-based Co-Simulation
    Link simulators to the FPGA-based prototype for early block-level verification and simulation acceleration of large designs through DPI and PLI Interfaces
  • Transaction-Based Co-Modeling
    Link with high-level design or test models such as C/C++/SystemC and achieve hundreds of kHz to MHz
  • In-Circuit Co-Modeling
    Create pseudo-target interfaces at real time or near real-time speed. Access design registers and memories to make design debug easier

The S4 Prodigy Logic Module is available in multiple module types, offering you a range of choices to best fit your design needs. Refer to the following product table to select a suitable type to meet your design requirements. If your design is greater than 16.4M gates in size, you can create your desired prototype configuration by stacking multiple Prodigy Logic Modules together.

Stratix-4 Prodigy Logic Module Product Table

4 FPGA

2 FPGA

1 FPGA

Quad 4S820
Dual 4S820
Dual 4S530
Single 4S820A
Single 4S530A
Single 4S820B
Single 4S530
  Logic Capacity
  (ASIC Gates)
32.8M M
16.4 M
10.6 M
8.2 M
5.3 M
8.2 M
5.3 M
  FPGA Memory
132 Mbits
54 Mbits
35 Mbits
35 Mbits
27 Mbits
35 Mbits
27 Mbits
  DDR3 SO-DIMM slot
2
1
1
1
1
-
-
  DDR2 SO-DIMM slot
2
1
-
-
-
1
1
  External User I/O
1920
1286
1102
867
742
870
742
  Inter-FPGA Nets
300
454
382
-
-
-
-
  User Clocks
19
20
20
20
20
20
20
  On-Board
  Programmable Clocks
6
3
3
3
3
3
3

Existing Virtex-5 Prodigy Logic Module users can easily upgrade your prototyping system to the newest Stratix-4 FPGA based Prodigy Logic Modules to achieve larger capacity and higher performance. Click here to download the S4 product table to learn about the benefits.