BEEcube Inc. to Exhibit at MILCOM 2010

BEEcube will be highlighting its latest flagship product, the BEE4™, as well as introducing a new version of BEE4™ specifically targeting aerospace and defense markets. In addition, we will be running a live Software Defined Radio (SDR) based demonstration on the BEE3-W™ hardware platform. The BEE3-W is specifically designed to address rapid system level prototyping of Wireless and Digital communications designs.

Oct 26, 2010, 08:00 ET from BEEcube Inc.

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BEEcube, a leading provider of advanced system-level FPGA prototyping platforms, will exhibit at MILCOM 2010 booth# 122 on Monday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 2nd from 10:30am to 5:30pm and on Wednesday, November 3 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.



BEE4, the ultimate full speed FPGA prototyping platform, is perfect for both high-speed RTL verification and real data rate system integration validation.

Each BEE4 module consists of 4 FPGAs based on a unique HPC (High Performance Computing) architecture. BEE4 modules can be stacked or clustered to increase capacity without losing speed. Depending on the design, users can run prototype logic up to 500 MHz and digital interface communication at 640 Gbps per BEE4 module, including optical interfaces and multiple Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Components. BEE4 supports the latest FMC and QSPF+ interface standards.

BEE4 modules support of a variety of high-end Virtex 6 FPGAs, including LXT 240/365/550 and SXT 315/475, allowing BEE4 to support 20 MGate designs per module, or 400 MGates per rack.

BEE4 Capabilities include:  

  • Scalable Full Speed Interconnected Modules – Up to 80 Modules per Cluster
  • An Integrated Flexible PC Environment – for Control, Setup, and Management of Prototyping Design
  • Direct Multi-user, Multi Application and Remote Access, including all standard internet protocols
  • Full Speed Network I/O – 640Gbps/Module
  • Industry's Largest Buffer and Debug Memory – 128 GB/Module
  • Direct support for Large Designs – 20 MGates/Module
  • Industry's most Advanced and Flexible Expansion Options – SFP/SFP+, ADC/DAC, HDMI

BEE4 Features include:  

  • Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs, Up to 500 MHz
    • LXT240/365/550  
    • SXT315/475  
  • QSFP+, 20 Gbps (8x)
  • FMC (HPC) Expansion Slots (4x)
  • Gen2 PCI Express 8­lane (4x)
  • DDR3-800/1066 ECC RDIMM (8x)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (4x)
  • Independent Globally Synchronous Clock Trees (4x)
  • Integrated Atom PC Module
  • 2U Rack-Module

At MILCOM, BEEcube will be announcing a new BEE4 platform targeting the aerospace and defense markets. The BEE4 can be pre-ordered from BEEcube today.

BEEcube's demonstration at MILCOM will highlight the BEE3-W system as a Software Defined Radio (SDR) prototyping platform - showing off our FPGA based continuous wideband vector signal generator, controlled by software in real-time via Wind River's VxWorks over Gigabit Ethernet, with carrier frequency tone sweeps ranging from 0 to 2GHz. BEE3­W's inherent 2Gsps DAC highlights its wideband I/O capability. The BEE3-W ADC expansion board simultaneously captures the analog output, with data being displayed directly within MATLAB™. BEE3-W's ADC can sample up to 3 GHz, offering a true direct RF sampling capability.

With combined ADC and DAC modules and the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA based BEE3 hardware platform, BEE3-W enables a wide range of high-performance, real-time implementations in multiple military and defense applications. BEE3-W allows for flexible algorithm and feature set definitions and as a result excels as a true real-time development platform for:    

  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)  
  • Signal Intelligence  
  • Wireless (digital Based RF) Algorithm Applications  
  • MIMO Communications  
  • Radar Applications  

For more information on BEEcube Inc. and its FPGA prototyping hardware/software solutions, visit: or

Details on MILCOM 2010 can be found at:

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 150 BEE systems deployed worldwide in major corporations and top universities. Corporations currently using BEE systems include: Xilinx, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, 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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