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Gidel's Proc104 is an ALTERA Stratix IV 530-820 & Stratix III 80E-340L , PCIe  based Board.



The Proc104™ system provides a high-capacity, high-speed FPGA-based platform fortified with high throughput and massive memory, resulting in a powerful and highly flexible system. The Proc104 complies with PCIe/104 ™ standard incorporating compact, self-stacking and rugged industrial-standard connectors. This powerful platform is ideal for high performance FPGA development and deployment across a range of SWaP-constrained application areas, including signal intelligence, image processing, software-defined radio and autonomous modules/vehicles.

The Proc104 can be hosted via 4-lane PCI Express. The board’s high speed performance coupled with memory and add-on daughter boards' flexible architecture enable the system to meet almost any computational needs. In addition to 512MB on-board memory, two SODIMM sockets provide up to 8GB of memory. Abundant memory conjoined with fast PCIe connection enable strong co-processing between a standard PC operating system and the Proc104’s FPGA.

The Proc104 system, with Gidel's ProcDeveloper's Kit and tools, offers incredible performance yet supports quick implementation of your unique design. These unique features are achieved by eliminating the need for a high-speed board design, a PCI Express application driver, board constraints implementation, and environment FPGA code.

Key Features

   Altera Stratix IV  530-2 and 820-3, and

Altera Stratix III 110E-3, 150L-3, 260E-2 FPGAs

   PCIe/104 form factor for Industrial applications

   4-lane PCI Express (PCIe x4)  host interface

   Five level memory structure (8.5 GB+).

Maximum sustained throughput of 4,693 GB/s for internal memories and 12 GB/s for DRAMs as follows:

        Up to 1280 M9K (9K-bit) DPRAM blocks       

        Up to 64 M144K (144K-bit) RAM blocks         

        Up to 10,624 MLAB (320-bit) RAM blocks  

      A 512 MB DDR2 memory with 4 GB/s sustained throughput using up to 8 ports. (Up to 16 ports  with lower access rate)

      2 DDR2 SODIMMs with up to 4 GB each at a maximum sustained throughput of 8 GB/s

        Onboard SRAM options on SODIMM modules

   Supports Proc104 Daughter Boards:

Camera Links, SDI, User's Ethernet and other interfaces

   Typical system frequencies: 100-325 MHz

   Flexible clocking system

   Volatile and non-volatile design security

   Supported by Gidel's Proc Developer's Kit

   Supported by Windows and Linux Operating System


  • Leading edge performance.

  • Advance development tools.

  • Low power consumption.

  • Reliability.

  • Maintainability.

  • Long life cycle.

    Target Applications

    SWaP-Constrained industrial applications including:

        COTS acquisition and accelerator boards  in:

      HPC (High Performance Computing)

      Machine Vision and Imaging

      High performance acquisition systems

      Bioinformatics Applications

       SW defined radio and autonomous modules/vehicles

       Small ASIC and SoC Prototyping

       Complex algorithm and IPs validation.

    Operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows.

  • Linux.



  • Re-Configuration

    • Proc104 boards can be easily re-configured by user's software. The re-configuration is accomplished simply by closing the current class object and opening a new application driver object. The board can alternatively be re-configured by calling the Load_IC method or using the ProcWizard development tool in order to merely replace a specific device.

    • The application drivers are automatically generated by ProcWizard.
    • The rapid parallel access to on-board DRAM and DDR II memories can also be reconfigured using the Proc Multiport controller.


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